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Social media and E-voting – A secure and trusted political forum for palestine

Shat, Fouad; Pimenidis, Elias

Authors

Fouad Shat



Contributors

Hamid Jahankhani hamid.jahankhani@gsmlondon.ac.uk
Editor

Alex Carlile
Editor

David Emm
Editor

Amin Hosseinian-Far
Editor

Guy Brown
Editor

Graham Sexton
Editor

Arshad Jamal
Editor

Abstract

© Springer International Publishing AG 2016. Electronic Government applications are nowadays a common tool for governments across the globe. The success rate in gaining the trust of citizens/users and the rates of participation in democratic processes vary considerably from country to country. Social media have managed to capture the trust of people from all cultures and origins and appear to be the means through which e-participation can be enhanced and citizens can be attracted to engage in a secure and trusted e-democratic process. This could prove particularly useful for governments which need to serve citizens that are dispersed in locations across the world. The authors explore the level of trust shown in e-voting systems and social media among Palestinians residing in different countries and this on-going work attempts to assess the suitability of such systems in supporting a true e-democracy.

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Journal Communications in Computer and Information Science
Print ISSN 1865-0929
Publisher Springer Verlag (Germany)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 630
Pages 290-302
Series Title Communications in Computer and Information Science
Series Number 630
APA6 Citation Shat, F., & Pimenidis, E. (2016). Social media and E-voting – A secure and trusted political forum for palestine. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 630, 290-302. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51064-4_23
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51064-4_23
Keywords e-Trust, social media, e-voting, privacy, e-democracy, Palestine
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51064-4_23
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