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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

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.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 290-302
Series Title Communications in Computer and Information Science
Series Number 630
Book Title Global Security, Safety and Sustainability - The Security Challenges of the Connected World
ISBN 9783319510637
Institution Citation Shat, F., & Pimenidis, E. (2017). Social media and e-voting – A secure and trusted political forum for palestine. In A. Jamal, G. Sexton, A. Hosseinian-Far, G. Brown, A. Carlile, D. Emm, & H. Jahankhani (Eds.), Global Security, Safety and Sustainability - The Security Challenges of the Connected World, 290-302. Springer International Publishing. 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