The European Commission considers e-City initiatives a valuable tool in the establishment of inclusive Information Societies. Nevertheless, in many cases citizens seems not to participate. Many researchers suggest that the techno-economic perception of digital divide that possesses these initiatives impedes the formation of participative local Information Societies. This paper examines this supposition in the case of the local Information Society of e-Trikala. Based on a part of a critical theory that explores the interactions between the social sphere of society and on in-depth interviews with e-Trikala’s main stakeholders, it is concluded that for the formation of a more inclusive e-Trikala a social perception of digital divide is necessary.
Patsouraki, Evdoxia, "The Case Of The Local Information Society Of e-Trikala" (2009). MCIS 2009 Proceedings. 28.