publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2000

Electronic Democracy and Environmental Governance: A Survey of the States

Beierle, Thomas C.; Cahill, Sarah; Beierle, Thomas C.; Cahill, Sarah;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 2000
Abstract
Just as information technology is rapidly changing how we work, shop, and play, it is changing how we practice democracy. This paper focuses on one area where the Internet is broadening public participation in governance: the administration of environmental laws and regulations. It describes a survey of how each of the 50 states is using the Internet to provide citizens with environmental information, gather public input on agency decisions, and foster networks of interested citizens. As "laboratories for democracy," the states may be the source of ideas and experience that anticipate how environmental governance at all levels of government will change over the ...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING
free text keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy, public participation, electronic democracy, Internet, state government, electronic rulemaking
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