The “Electronic Democracy” (DEL) network seeks to publicize and to enhance research questioning the links between democratic and political processes with digital networks and technologies.
Meetings and workshops allow to discuss these research and studies from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. DEL is linked to the research centre named CEDITEC at the University of Paris Est Créteil (France) and under the scientific supervision of Stephanie Wojcik.

Death of Gérard Loiseau

Dear members of the DEL network,

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Gérard Loiseau, DEL network co-founder and scientific responsible for more than 10 years, passed away on June 22nd, 2019. It was a fierce but unequal fight against disease.

When Gérard and I met at the end of the 1990s, research on politics and digital was, in France, scattered and there was little room for exchange on this topic. In addition to his own productions, Gerard has played a very important role for the dynamism of research : researchers of any status or discipline could meet and exchange in a both serious and friendly manner. His view of the work of young researchers was always kind and constructive. He was of great rigor and intellectual honesty; he was also a faithful and attentive friend. The loss is tremendous for me but also, I dare to believe, for all in the network. He still followed the evolutions of DEL in his wise way and was aware of the profound changes that technology induces in our society.

For those who wish to send a message of sympathy to his family and friends, please send an email to: pourgerard@yahoo.com


Stéphanie Wojcik

Network activity

  • DEL workshops: 2016-2017 programme
  • Séminaire DEL du 31 mai 2018 : "Discussing the News" avec Simon Smith et Coralie Le Caroff
  • (Français) Séminaire DEL@Lyon du 16 mars 2018 : "Internet, jeunesse et participation dans le monde chinois"
  • Programme des Rencontres DEL Décembre 2017
  • Séminaire DEL du 9 novembre 2017 16h30-18h30 "Mieux connaître les pratiques politiques des internautes"