Elektroninės demokratijos ir valdžios iniciatyvos Europos Sąjungos ir Lietuvos viešajame administravime
Modern societies are characterised by different and constantly changing interests, views, attitudes and expectations, and this is directly connected to the shifting idea of governance and the role of public administrations. In order to increase the efficiency of govern a nee, to get it closer to the people, to harmonize governmental decisions with different interests, values and views, ideas of participatory democracy are gaining in popularity in different countries. Draft European Constitution includes principles of both representative and participatory democracy; issues and initiatives related to participatory democracy are set in the working documents of different European institutions and various European countries. In the context of participatory democracy, information technologies play an important role. They give the possibility to get and transfer information in convenient and instant way, and as such, they can be successfully employed in order to give possibility for citizens to learn about decisions that are taken by the authorities, as well as to take part in the drafting of those decisions.
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