Digital citizenshipfighting the digital divide.

  1. Eva Mª Menéndez Sebastián
  2. Javier Ballina Díaz
European review of digital administration & law

ISSN: 2724-5969

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 2

Issue: 1

Pages: 149-156

Type: Article

More publications in: European review of digital administration & law


We are currently witnessing profound changes in the relationship between citizens and public authorities, particularly in terms of public administration systems. Two aspects in particular contribute greatly to this transformation: the so-called new governance and the implementation of new technologies. As such, the idea of digital citizenship can be considered not only from the perspective of the use of ICTs, but also in terms of the very meaning of what it means to be a citizen today. However, despite the obvious contribution of new electronic media to the greater exercise of citizenship, for example, in terms of new forms of participation, this technology also entails significant risk if it is not undertaken in the right way. One such danger is undoubtedly the digital divide, through which existing differences may be exacerbated and new ones may be brought into effect.

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