Magdalena Musiał-Karg

Magdalena Musiał-Karg
Adam Mickiewicz University | UAM · Faculty of Political Science and Journalism

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Apart from benefits, internet voting security is most frequently discussed by opponents and supporters of this form of electoral participation. Although this voting method is not available in Poland, the debate on the implementation of i-voting appears in each election. The COVID-19 pandemic showed a great need to implement additional remote voting...
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The rapid development of new technologies and their impressive communication capacity has fundamentally changed modern democracy by providing easy and universal access to information, as well as increasing participation and accessibility of political involvement tools. One of the electoral participation tools is e-voting which has been used in only...
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This paper refers to the discussion on the impact of new technologies on political participation with a special emphasis put on ICT’s influence on the electoral process. The main research problem approached is associated with the ways of political participation in Europe in a comparative perspective but paying particular attention to the Polish cas...
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Citizens of today’s democracies, especially in the Western world, have more opportunities than ever before to engage in public affairs, as a consequence of the technological developments observed in the last decade in the field of communications.
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Purpose This paper aims to discuss reasons for the failure of the 2020 postal-vote election reform in Poland and examine opinions of Poles on voting methods. The main goal is to answer the following research question: Which of the alternative voting methods – postal or electronic – would Poles prefer? Design/methodology/approach The approach is qu...
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This book explores the digital transformations of democracy and democratic societies. It examines the various challenges posed by these transformations in the context of political practice and to theoreticians of democracy and political communication. The authors present studies from different countries, related to various effects of digitalizati...
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In Poland, economic backwardness and communism delayed the transformation of the government into the e-government comparing with Western Europe. Now, it has been gradually developing and the majority of Poles declare to use electronic administration services. Comparing with other Eastern European countries, the Polish e-government is ranked second...
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Despite the lack of legal basis, electronic voting has been present in the public discourse in Poland for over ten years. This can be seen in particular before parliamentary, presidential, local or European elections. Then, political parties, while trying to raise their election capital, declare their willingness to implement innovative methods of...
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Zwiększające się zainteresowanie partycypacją obywateli w procesach podejmowania decyzji politycznych i w życiu publicznym jest wynikiem ewolucji współczesnych demokracji, głębokich przeobrażeń zachodzących w społeczeństwach, a także szeroko w ostatnich latach dyskutowanego kryzysu demokracji przedstawicielskiej. Tematem rozważań w niniejszej pracy...
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In recent years national referenda have become popular instruments for making decisions on very problematic European issues (Grexit, Brexit, migration crisis). The Hungarian vote of 2016 on refugee quotas distribution seems to be one of them. Next to its importance in the Euopean context, the 2016 referendum was devoted to a very difficult and soci...
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Citizen e-participation – in times of rapid ICT advancement – is an important factor contributing to the development of contemporary democracies. The use of electronic citizen involvement tools provides numerous changes in the relationship between the citizen and public institution, especially by boosting citizen engagement in decision making. Civi...
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Podejmowanie decyzji za pośrednictwem form demokracji bezpośredniej odegrało w Europie Środowej i Wschodniej istotną rolę – szczególnie w latach 89/90, bowiem wyznaczało kierunek dalszego rozwoju państw tamtej części kontynentu. Demokracji bezpośredniej – szczególnie w formie referendum – wzbudza coraz większe zainteresowanie przede wszystkim wśród...
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An increasingly popular tendency can be observed in numerous states in Europe and globally, where modern forms of casting votes are implemented, including, first and foremost, electronic voting via the Internet or mobile telephones. In the opinion of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) advocates modern civilization is facing an era of...
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The aim of the paper is to discuss the use of electronic (mainly Internet) tools of civic involvement in Poland. According to legal possibilities and experiences, the authors will answer the questions on: whether and what kind of e-tools are employed in Poland? Are there any chances to introduce more developed tools of civic involvement (such as e-...
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Praktyka wykorzystania form demokracji bezpośredniej w państwach europejskich dowodzi, iż prócz licznych głosowań referendalnych w sprawach ogólnonarodowych, coraz bardziej popularnym przedmiotem debaty publicznej, a następnie głosowania stają się również kwestie o tematyce „unijnej”. Wykorzystanie referendum ogólnonarodowego do decydowania w spraw...
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Technologie komunikacyjne i informacyjne w znacznym stopniu wpływają na instytucje i procedury demokratyczne. Jednym z przykładów takiego wpływu ICT jest cisza wyborcza, która ma na celu umożliwić wyborcom spokojne i wolne agitacji politycznej warunki do podjęcia ostatecznej decyzji co do sposobu głosowania. Pomimo zakazu agitowania w czasie ciszy...
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This paper discusses the experience related to selected European states implementing i-voting. Particular emphasis is given in the text to the issues of the definition of internet voting (as one of the forms of electronic voting); the analysis of experiences gathered by states with a history of the implementation of internet voting; and the procedu...
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The paper discusses Poles’ opinions on the adoption of an alternative method of voting i.e. electronic voting (in the context of political preferences). The author focused on analyzing her research results on the adoption of e-voting systems in Poland emphasizing responses to the research question regarding Poles’ approval for having Internet-votin...
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The practice of using direct democracy in the European Union’s countries shows that ‘European’ issues have become an increasingly popular subject of public debate and then of referendum votes. The use of national referenda in deciding on European integration process is not a new phenomenon – the first referendum on this subject was held in 1972. Si...
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The practice of using direct democracy in the European Union’s countries shows that the so called “European” issues have become increasingly popular subject of public debate and then of referendum voting. The motivation to analyse the British and Hungarian referendums of 2016 was the popularity and importance of the issues both for the UK and for H...
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Due to rapid development of Information and Communication Technologies in all areas of public life, the influence of ICT on democracy has been becoming over the last years an increasingly popular research subject. Application of modern technologies influences work, education, trade, services and social relations on the professional, public and priv...
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The people’s participation in decision-making process is a significant part of Europe’s and the European Union’s history. The institution of referendum plays important role in this context. The main aim of this article is to answer the question of how and in what circumstances referenda are used to decide on a possible resignation from the membersh...
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The practice of using direct democracy in the European Union's countries shows that the so called " Eu-ropean " issues have become increasingly popular subject of public debate and then of referendum voting. The motivation to analyse the British and Hungarian referendums of 2016 was the popularity and importance of the issues both for the UK and fo...
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The practice of using direct democracy in the European Union's countries shows that the so called "Eu-ropean" issues have become increasingly popular subject of public debate and then of referendum voting. The motivation to analyse the British and Hungarian referendums of 2016 was the popularity and importance of the issues both for the UK and for...
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When thinking about the character of the institutional solutions adopted in the European Union, it is clear that the political system of both the EU and all its member states is founded on representative democracy. Direct forms of governance are frequently complemented by instruments of direct democracy, which allow voters to exercise a direct infl...
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Electronic voting (as well as computer-aided voting) is an interesting subject for many countries around the world. The idea to implement e-voting into elections and referenda is widely discussed not only by members of parliaments and governments throughout the world but also by regular voters, IT specialists, engineers or people who work in organi...
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In a discussion about a place of women in contemporary political life, the role of various actions and mechanisms aiming at increasing female involvement is extremely significant, since today women represent slightly more than half of the world population, and their participation in formal political structures remains insignificant. Without any dou...
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Finding the answer to the question of the role of electronic voting in a modern country constitutes an important part of researches into electronic democracy. The recent dynamic development of information and communication technologies (ICT) and mass media have been leading to noticeable changes in functioning of contemporary countries and societie...
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Without any doubt since 1989 one may observe increasing women's role in Polish political life. One of proofs for it is higher number of women registered as candidates before parliamentary elections, as well as higher percentage of women in Polish Sejm. In spite of this, Polish women are still less active in the political life than men, which result...
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) constitute a crucial element of globalisation and computerization processes. ICT are not exclusively present in the economy, entertainment, trade or banking, but they are also used in politics or social area. Public institutions employ ICT (particularly the Internet) for informational and educational...
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Today – in the age of the rapid development of new technologies – the democracy has been changing. Information and Communication Technologies impact the democratic institutions to a great extent. They influence also on the so called – election silence, that is functioning in Poland before every election. The idea of election silence is to provide v...
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The notion of democracy poses a significant challenge and problem in modern considerations on history, philosophy and politics. At present, in the face of the so-called information revolution, democracy has undoubtedly undergone profound and easily visible transformations. It can be said that the application of IT to exercise democratic power has b...

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The project to be implemented will be theoretical and empirical in nature. The main goal will be to acquire new knowledge about the conditions and consequences of implementation of new forms of civic participation in elections (in conditions of dynamically developing Information and Communication technologies), namely the electronic voting. In the adopted conceptualisation, apart from a theoretical analysis regarding directions of transformations of democratic procedures, the empirical layer of the research has also been distinguished (regarding the influence of e-voting on the decision-making process) based on which the theoretical conclusions will be formulated. The conducted research fits in the issues tackled in a current discussion among e.g. political scientists and constitutionalists regarding conditions and possibilities of developing participatory democracy.