The value of new technologies in participatory democracy. The case of the European Citizens’ Initiative1

La importancia de las nuevas tecnologías en la democracia participativa. El caso de la Iniciativa Ciudadana Europea

1 Paper presented at the 1st International Congress on Vulnerability and Digital Culture (I Congreso Internacional sobre Vulnerabilidad y Cultura Digital) Madrid, Spain, 18-19 October 2018.

doxa.comunicación | 28, pp. 37-53 | 37

January-June of 2019

ISSN: 1696-019X / e-ISSN: 2386-3978

How to cite this article:

Magalhães Silva, M. M.; Resende Alves, D. and João Ferreira, M. (2019). The value of new technologies in participatory democracy. The case of the European citizens’ initiative. Doxa Comunicación, 28, pp. 37-53.

https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n28a02

Maria Manuela Magalhães Silva. PhD in Law. Associate Professor, degree by the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, Master in International Relations and Doctorate in Law-Legal-Political Sciences. Member integrated and principal investigator of Instituto Jurídico Portucalense (IJP) accredited by FCT with Good level, integrating the GI: Dimensions of Human Rights. Research Associate, European Center for Economic, Financial and Tax Law-CIDEEFF, Lisbon Law School, integrating the GI “Globalization, Economic Integration and Development: European and Lusophone Perspectives”, accredited by FCT with Good level. With scientific production in the areas of Constitutional Law, Fundamental Rights and European Union Law.

Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal

mmdmms@upt.pt

ORCID: 0000-0003-4261-7271

María João Ferreira. Associate Professor at the Science and Technology Department at Universidade Portucalense, Portugal. She was awarded a Ph.D. (2003) degree in Computation by the University of Manchester. She is both a researcher at REMIT at Universidade Portucalense, and at ISTTOS-Centro Algoritmi at Minho University. Her research focuses on Information Systems and Digital Transformation. She is a co-author of several scientific publications international conferences, book chapters and journals and has been involved in several conferences as a program committee member, organizer committee member and local-chair member. She is also an Editorial Board Member of the IJADS and the IJAS.

Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal

mjoao@upt.pt

ORCID: 0000-0003-4274-8845

Dora Resende Alves. Professor at Law Department at Universidade Portucalense (UPT), with experience in curricular units in the field of European Union Law, Constitutional Law and the History of Law. PhD from the University of Vigo (Spain) with a thesis on the subject of European Union competition law and a Master’s degree in Law, European Integration area, from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. Formator of the Bar Association at the Regional Center of Porto. Permanent researcher at the Instituto Jurídico Portucalense, Research Center of the Portucalense University. Adjunct editor of the Juridical Magazine Portucalense.

Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal

dra@upt.pt

ORCID: 0000-0003-4720-1400