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Digital Democracy in Knowledge Society: A Proposed Architecture Based on Cloud and Complementary Technologies


  • Ovidiu TURCOANE



This paper introduces some technologies that are fit for an architecture of digital democracy or E-democracy. It aims at proposing an architectural style emerged from tested and validated approaches, without relying on some radical innovation. Firstly, we propose an input-system-output model of E-democracy and knowledge society. This model is subject to permanent optimization following a trial and error paradigm similar to the artificial intelligence method of backpropagation. Secondly, we describe and advocate for some technologies and methodologies such as Cloud, Service-Oriented Architecture, Agile Development, Web-Oriented Architecture, Semantic Web and Linked Data. Finally, we assemble all these technologies and methodologies in an architectural style that follows several key concepts such as flexibility and adapability, citizen-oriented software development or abstract notions like participation, deliberation and inclusion.

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  • Ovidiu TURCOANE, 2014. "Digital Democracy in Knowledge Society: A Proposed Architecture Based on Cloud and Complementary Technologies," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 18(4), pages 73-90.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:18:y:2014:i:4:p:73-90

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