The Digital Transformation of Parliaments and its Implications for Democratic Representation

Faculty/Professorship: Comparative Politics  
Author(s): Saalfeld, Thomas  ; Lutsenko, Dmytro ; Eklund, Marie-Madeleine
Title of the compilation: Smart Parliaments : Data-Driven Democracy
Editors: Fitsilis, Fotis; Mikros, Giorgos
Corporate Body: European Liberal Forum
Publisher Information: Brussels
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 71-79
ISBN: 978-2-39067-036-0
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.5321/ELFTPS4
Using examples from the German Bundestag and the British House of Commons, this chapter charts some of the developments being adopted by parliaments in their digital transformation. It also assess some of the broader normative implications for democratic representation, including questions of executive accountability vis-à-vis the legislature and explores more individualised styles of representation that have challenged the
virtual monopoly of political parties in organising voter communication.
GND Keywords: Deutschland. Deutscher Bundestag; Großbritannien. Parliament. House of Commons; Digitalisierung; Information; Repräsentation <Politik>
Keywords: Deutscher Bundestag, House of Commons, Digitalisierung, Abgeordnete
DDC Classification: 320 Political Science  
RVK Classification: MG 11530   
Peer Reviewed: Nein
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Release Date: 7. November 2022