Analyses | Public administration and legal system | 2018-02-07 | HKEJ

Online petition: Can it lead to better governance?

Technology has enabled new ways of communication between governments and citizens. In the United States and United Kingdom, online platforms are in place for the public to set up petitions, which would be met with an official response if the petition attracts sufficient signatures. However, several non-technological issues need to be considered before deciding whether e-petitions could promote good governance.

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