Author(s): Volodymyr Reshota, Volodymyr Burdin, Vladyslav Teremetskyi, Svitlana Synchuk, Khrystyna Chopko, Volodymyr Burak
The purpose of the article was to study the essence and significance of the modern tool of e-democracy which are e-petitions that establish a dialogue between the state and municipal authorities and citizens, including the solution of economic problems. The authors have analyzed the peculiarities of filing and considering e-petitions in the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and Latvia and have carried out a comparative analysis with the Ukrainian e-petitions. Both advantages and disadvantages of e-petitions in Ukraine as a tool of e-democracy were identified. The authors of the article have concluded that each petition that has received the required number of votes for consideration needs a detailed analysis and a comprehensive response in regard to the feasibility, efficiency and economic results of the relevant decisions.