Online participation in politics and administration

Requirements, organization and consequences of digitalization for public participation in decision-making processes in politics and administration

  • Under which conditions is online participation used in different political contexts?
  • Which organizational factors (actors, interests, resources, size etc.) have an influence on the institutionalization of online participation processes in politics and administration?
  • Who is the target group of online participation processes and who actually participates ?
  • How are online participation processes connected to the established formal offline decision-making procedures?
  • Which innovation potential and effects does online participation unfold for political decision-making procedures, political organizations and the political system as a whole?