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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Colinen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWebster, C William Ren_UK
dc.description.abstractThe creation of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 presented a unique opportunity to integrate new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into a new democratic body. The design of the parliament and democratic practice was informed by the capabilities offered by these new technologies and, consequently, it is of interest to explore the response of parliamentarians to this new setting. This article presents research undertaken into the use of ICTs by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), based on findings from a survey of all MSPs conducted in Spring 2002. Findings are explored to investigate whether members of the new parliament indicate more extensive use of ICTs, and express more positive opinions on the democratic potential of technology, than their counterparts in more established representative bodies. Further, the Scottish Parliament incorporates a new electoral system, electing MSPs both directly through constituencies and via regional party lists. Of interest here is the extent to which there are differences between these two types of MSPs in terms of their use of and attitude towards ICTs. In particular, do list MSPs make more use of ICTs and are they more likely to emphasise their democratic potential, in order to assert their representative legitimacy in the absence of a traditional representative relationship with constituents?en_UK
dc.publisherIOS Pressen_UK
dc.relationSmith C & Webster CWR (2004) Members of the Scottish Parliament on the Net. Information Polity, 9 (1/2), pp. 67-80.π=6en_UK
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dc.titleMembers of the Scottish Parliament on the Neten_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleInformation Polityen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEdinburgh Napier Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSocio-Management - LEGACYen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorSmith, Colin|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWebster, C William R|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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