Hartwig Pautz

Lecturer in Social Sciences

University of the West of Scotland, UK

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Hartwig analyses whether mySociety’s online Civic Tech tool WriteToThem, which allows people to contact their representatives at local, subnational, national and European levels, promotes ‘interactivity’ between elected and electors.

His findings are not all positive: he argues that the site is often used for purposes unintended by its makers and not always appreciated by the representatives.