From the second superpower to smart mobs to cyberdemocracy, information technology is reshaping how politics work in the developed world. Much of the discussion, however, has focused on the American experience -- Howard Dean, political blogs, electronic voting irregularities, and the like. But political technology can be found around the world, and (as should be expected) perspectives and opinions vary on its value and utility.
The European Review of Political Technologies is a new journal published by the Politech Institute covering issues of governance and democracy online. The March 2005 issue is available online, with papers from researchers from NGOs, academia, and the corporate world. The papers (which are all in PDF) can be a bit dry, but for those of us interested in the evolution of democracy in the wired world, it's good to see some new perspectives brought into the mix.