Teledemocracy from the top

Sam Lehman-Wilzig

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Teledemocracy, the use of new communications and information technology to widen the scope of the public's political participation, is a hot topic. Over the past few years a number of wide-scale teledemocratic experiments have taken place, for example in New Zealand, the State of Washington, and Hawaii, and the idea is being increasingly discussed in the scholarly as well as popular literature.1 The reasoning behind, and justification for, teledemocracy has been expounded before.2 This Comment, however, attacks the problem from a new perspective - where do politicians fit into such a system, and why should they nurture its development?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalTelecommunications Policy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1983


  • Information technology
  • Public policy
  • Voting systems


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