Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cyber Political Party - Political Parties in Internet Age

Helen Margetts (School of Public Policy, University College London, 29/30 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU)  proposed the concept in a paper presented  to the workshop ‘The Causes and Consequences of Organisational Innovation in European Political Parties’, ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Grenoble, 6-11 April 2001.

As parties and people become more proficient in use of computers and internet communication, technological relationships increase and personal contacts decrease.

Web based communication channels gain importance in cyber-age politics. Visitors to the party website are being developed as supporters.
Britain Labour Party facilitated the creation of World's first E-Petition in 2000.  It is a petition from professional contractors for repeal of IR35

Paper of Helen Margetts


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