Citizenship in a Connected Canada
A Research and Policy Agenda
Imprint: University of Ottawa Press
What does it mean to be a citizen in Canada in a digital context? What are the implications of this digital setting for citizens and policy making? Scholars, activists, and policy makers examine, in Citizenship in a Connected Canada: A Research and Policy Agenda, what a connected society means for Canada.
This interdisciplinary edited collection brings together scholars, activists, and policy makers to build consensus around what a connected society means for Canada. The collection offers insight on the state of citizenship in a digital context in Canada and proposes a research and policy agenda for the way forward.
Part I examines the current landscape of digital civic participation and highlights some of the missing voices required to ensure an inclusive digital society. Part II explores the relationship between citizens and their political and democratic institutions, from government service delivery to academic and citizen engagement in policy making. Part III addresses key legal frameworks that need to be discussed and redesigned to allow for the building and strengthening of an inclusive society and democratic institutions.
This is a foundational resource for policy makers, students, and researchers interested in understanding citizenship in a digital context in Canada.
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