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Title: Factors influencing perceived trust in e-voting solutions : a Bahraini community leaders' and election officials' perspective
Author: Naser, Sayed Jalal Salman Hasan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2746 1165
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2012
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Since it was declared Kingdom in 2002, when municipal elections and parliamentary elections were held in the same year, Bahrain has taken a strategic appeal to the application of ICT in boosting the democratic operations. Bahrain partially applied e-Voting in the 2002 parliamentary election, and has prepared for its full application in the 2006 election. However a sudden decision was taken to put 2006 e-Voting programme on hold till 2010. Within the above framework, studying the barriers and exploring the challenges facing applying e-Voting in Bahrain represented the scope of this study, which in particularly aimed at investigating what determines Community Leaders' and Election Officials' evaluation of the trustworthiness of an e-Voting solution. The study follows a qualitative research strategy, which includes interviewing Members of the Parliament MPs as well as Bahraini's election officials as key informants in the research field. As this thesis will show, many researchers have addressed the challenge of elite interviewing, which has been successfully met in the case of this research, based on the researcher's previous experience in conducting this kind of research.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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