e-Democracy pp 27-59 | Cite as


  • Alfredo M. Ronchi


There is a growing distance between citizens and their governments and the European Union this has led to a decline in voter turnout, a shrink in membership of political parties and a loss of interest in politics in general, especially by young people. e-Participation is one of the “antidote” to this public discontent, to regain citizens’ trust and revitalise European democracy.

e-Participation in Europe, e-Participation in the United Nations vision, and Direct Democracy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfredo M. Ronchi
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  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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