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Design of digital democracies: Performance of citizenship, gender and IT
Technoscience Studies, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlshamn, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2007 (English)In: Information, Communication and Society, ISSN 1369-118X, E-ISSN 1468-4462, Vol. 10, no 3, 404-423 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The point of departure for this article is several Swedish IT policies that articulate goals for further development of the welfare state, which demand and enable active citizenship as well as enrolment of IT in the performance of this active citizenship. This article also examines the performance of active citizenship in a variety of sociotechnical arenas where people and technology coexist. Does the notion of active citizenship turn out a number of performances when translated into materialized technologies, such as Internet portals and web-based services? The authors juxtapose the policies with a construction of agencies in the story of citizens' design. In the last section, the discussions taking place in the parliament of things are summarized and related to the problematizations of citizenship, gender and IT.

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis , 2007. Vol. 10, no 3, 404-423 p.
Keyword [en]
Citizenship, gender, information technology, parliament of things, IT policies, Sweden
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Gender Studies Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-7477DOI: 10.1080/13691180701410091OAI: diva2:147148
Available from: 2008-01-10 Created: 2008-01-10 Last updated: 2010-08-09Bibliographically approved

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