segunda-feira, 17 de março de 2008

CHAPTER 13: E-VOTING AND ALIENATION

E-DEMOCRACY - CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE
(Ed.) Santap Sanhari Mishra


DEMOCRACIA ELETRONICA - CONCEITOS E PRÁTICAS


Há poucos dias foi lançado na India pela Editora IFCAI BOOKS, da IFCAI University Press, editora que produz mais de 500 títulos anualmente, principalmente para a região do Pacífico, incluindo países como Austrália, Japão, Indonésia e Pakistão.

O livro contém um capítulo sobre voto eletrônico no Brasil, de nossa autoria, o qual já foi bastante divulgado pela imprensa brasileira. Maiores informações sobre o livro, incluindo um resumo de cada capítulo, podem ser obtidas do seguinte site:

http://www.books.iupindia.org/newarticle.asp?isbn=978-81-314-1914-4

O conteúdo do livro é o seguinte:

1. Conceptualizing E-Democracy
2. e-Democracy: Putting Down Global Roots
3. E-Democracy: Can Blogs and Wikis Enhance the Participation of Gen Y in the Democratic Process
4. Civic Hacking A New Agenda for E-Democracy
5. Multi-Agent Argumentation for eDemocracy
6. e-Democracy in Flanders
7. Ethics of E-Voting: An Essay on Requirements and Values in Internet Elections
8. E-Democracy: ICT for a Better Relation between the State and their Citizens
9. Architectural Design for a Digital Democracy Telematic Platform
10.E-Democracy in Japan
11.The Future of E-Democracy Lessons from Canada
12. Success Factors of Genevas E-Voting System
13.E-voting in Brazil - Exacerbating Alienation and the Digital Divide
14.Index

Overview – Chapter: 13

The thirteenth article “E-voting in Brazil – Exacerbating Alienation and the Digital Divide” by José Rodrigues Filho and Natanael Pereira Gomes, suggests that a reliable and trustful voting system is an important and efficient component of democracy and election administration. Brazil is the first country to anticipate and conduct a large scale e-democracy using e-voting technology. By analyzing the e-voting system, the paper highlights that voters need to use IT to become engaged citizens by connecting not only to the acting of voting but also engagement with other political processes. Deeper changes in political and economic structures are needed with more citizen participation and civic engagement. This will enhance e-democracy by eliminating voter buying, voter intimidation and fraudulent voting etc. By comparing investments in e-voting technology with other social programs in Brazil, an attempt is made in this article to demonstrate that e-voting is exacerbating alienation and digital divide.