The practice of electronic petitions to regional political agenda-setting

  • O. M. Kuzhman Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk national university
Keywords: public electronic petitions, artificial mass sending of correspondence, appeals of citizens, civic initiatives, petitions system at the regional level


Revealed that regional political agenda interdependence with national agenda and municipal agendas. Typically, the formation and establishment of regional political agenda is under the influence of a group of factors – political culture, political communication, public identification, party and ideological preferences etc. An effective tool for establishing regional political agenda is the practice of filing and consideration of electronic petitions. Considered three types of electronic petitions: petitions submitted electronically (via email or the Internet indicating the initials, addresses and other identifying information); Public electronic petitions (petition recognizes the public after publication on the Internet); Public electronic petitions with additional participatory elements – such example as the opportunity to support public electronic petition filed electronically signed, participate in discussion forums that allow public debate on the issues raised by public electronic petitions. It is shown that the practice of electronic petitions today has become an important element of e-democracy, and the tool reports the position of citizens in government. Reveals that in Ukraine except central government petitions system introduced in regional and local government. If you get an official response from the central government should collect at least 25,000 votes of support for three months, then this rule in place determined by the relevant authority. Thus, the most liberal feeder and consideration of electronic petitions introduced Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration (RSA). E-petition to get his head to the consideration of Dnipropetrovsk RSA, should receive only two votes of support during the period that the author of the appeal. Proved that electronic petitions as a special form of collective appeals, in fact, represent electronic (national, regional, local – depending on the level of government) initiatives which the conditions of collecting the required number of signatures in his support are urgently considered relevant authority. For it must necessarily be made or decision given in a public way motivated refusal. It was determined that the regional feeder electronic petitions is very effective because it allows you to identify the pressing issues of interest to residents of a region, and respond to them. Thus, through electronic petition very quickly established regional political agenda. 


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O. M. Kuzhman, Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk national university


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Kuzhman, O. M. (2016). The practice of electronic petitions to regional political agenda-setting. Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 19(6), 33-39.