Consequences of the Cyberstate: The Political Implications of Digital Government in International Context

Consequences of the Cyberstate: The Political Implications of Digital Government in International Context

Costas Panagopoulos (New York University, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-122-3.ch008
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Abstract

Emerging technology has provided public sector leaders with unprecedented opportunities to redefine the relationship between citizens and the state. Yet, even as leaders embrace the promise and possibilities afforded by digital government, there is little consensus about the political implications of digital government. While some experts expect little impact, others claim that advances in digital government will have significant political implications. This study assesses the political implications of digital government from an international perspective. Using data recently compiled by the United Nations (U.N.), the findings indicate that digital government is likely to produce significant political implications. Specifically, advances in digital government are likely to engender greater citizen support for government as well as higher levels of political participation.

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