Direct deliberative local governance using online media : consensual problem solving or a recalcitrant pluralism?

Abstract: This paper analyses the conversation on a discussion list that was developed to support local, direct governance in a community in South Africa. It was found that online interaction can facilitate pluralist deliberation for managing complex local governance problems.

Author(s): Van Der Merwe, Rean; Meehan, Anthony

Source(s): , 13 p.

Published: 2010 The Open university, [Milton Keynes] (English

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Link: http://oro.open.ac.uk/27195/1/OD_Paper_RvdM_revised.pdf

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