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By on 26 Mar, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

E-learning is not new... It has been around as long--rather, longer than--computers. Lights and buzzers... "electronic learning" is not new. But there are some very new applications and resources.

By on 26 Mar, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

E-voting and Internet voting are of course two different things: Internet voting is one form of e-voting. But even more important for e-participation is the point made in a previous comment by Uvais: Internet voting tools offer support to the whole voting process. The preparation and registration processes lay the foundation for the election. This can be a costly and complex procedure that may benefit from a well-designed Internet application that makes the process less expensive, more effective and inclusive, and very importantly, more transparent.

By on 16 Mar, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

E-participation takes many forms, some in amazing quantities of transactions adding ease and speed to citizen and other services. That is quantity well-acheived through technology.

By on 12 Mar, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

A link between e-participation (web) and foreign policy--that is significant! See Stephen Hale's Blog "The Web as a Foreign Policy Issue", which opines that one area of E-diplomacy is to examine how we can use the power and impact of the web to enhance diplomacy. Shane Dillon says that "it is of equal importance to examine how we define the web as a foreign policy issue in its own right".

By on 08 Mar, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

What is the professional expertise needed by a diplomat? One should not be surprised that understanding of societal affairs and economics is more important as a knowledge base than the theory of international relations.

Kishan S. Rana, DIPLOMAT AND AUTHOR, INDIA

DIPLOMATIC EDUCATION

By on 02 Mar, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

Usually e-participation is closely linked to e-government and e-governance, referring to any Information and Communication Technology (especially Internet) resources used to involve citizens in government processes.

This may be as simple as making a passport application or paying your taxes online, or involve an e-petition, remote participation in a meeting or conference, or a Twitter or other Web 2.0 advocacy campaign.

What are the advantages?

By on 25 Feb, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

The e-participation blog will examine the definition and implications of the use of electronic and online resources for engagement and inclusion in global, regional, national and local diplomacy and governance. There are many questions to be addressed.  The first that come to mind are:

By on 26 Jan, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

Do you use Twitter to spread information about ongoing consultations and to gauge public reaction? Do you use or follow any Facebook groups or topics to find out what public opinion really is behind the polls?

Do you write a blog to keep in touch with your constituents or policy groups, and use their comments as feedback?

Tell us what works/doesn't work for you--we would like to learn from your experience.

By on 25 Jan, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

What are the best Negotiation and Participation Techniques for the Internet Era? Are they already being used? Who is using them? What are the results? Is e-diplomacy "real diplomacy"? Will e-diplomacy "ruin diplomacy" or make it a revolutionary negotiating technique to move forward on resolving some of the world's controversies?

It's time to find out. Post your questions, concerns, experiences and answers. We want to--no--we NEED to know!

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