This article from Lincoln Dahlberg is an important one to cite. Dahlberg firstly talks about first examples of electronic democracy. Interestingly couple of attempts were done with using TV networks firstly. Then after historical background, Dahlberg discusses what people think of this new technology called internet would mean for democracy. According to Dahlberg there are three groups who thinks that same technology should be used in three different ways. First one is liberal individualistic approach, second is communitariaism and last one and his main contribution on this paper is deliberative democracy. Dahlberg provides a good background analysis for how the rhetoric of electronic democracy is discussed and tried to be shaped.
Article: Democracy via cyberspace
Author: Lincoln Dahlberg