In the last years many reports, produced by both governments and international institutions,
are focused on electronic democracy, the new frontier for transparency and citizen participation in government activities. Yet, despite of the great entity of investments, the implementations of digital policies have not led to expected outcomes. This essays analyzes the ideology of electronic democracy by answering to this following critical questions: why so much attention is on e-democracy? How is it studied? Can we identify a common ideological background in works and reports devoted to this theme? Beyond rhetoric and promises, this articles discusses the nature of e-democracy’s project by comparing contributes from different countries. It shows risks of digital divide as well as attempts to western citinzenship, keeping in mind that new forms of dependency should be hidden in the dream of digital polis.