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From the ground up

From the ground up

Project Contents


The Local e-Democracy National project was set up with funding from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) to help local authorities exploit the potential of new technologies for democratic renewal. Professor Stephen Coleman was commissioned to evaluate the successes and failures of local authorities in facilitating ground-up, citizen-led approaches to e-democracy. The resulting report ‘From the Ground Up’ considered how authorities have tried to harness the power of new communication technologies to create and stimulate new forms of ‘civic space’.


This work was supported by Bristol City Council, using funds provided by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).

Key Information

  • Bristol City Council
  • Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
  • Project dates:
    December 2004 - March 2005