YerelNet (Local Network): A Web Portal and Web-Enabled Communication Platform for Turkish Local Governments

YerelNet (Local Network): A Web Portal and Web-Enabled Communication Platform for Turkish Local Governments

Mete Yildiz (Hacettepe University, Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-177-3.ch015
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Abstract

This chapter presents the case study of YerelNet (Local Network, in Turkish), which is a Web portal and a Web-enabled communication platform for local governments in Turkey. The project was initiated for gathering reliable, complete, and updated data about Turkish local governments. The chapter ?rst describes the background of the case, the Turkish administrative system, brie?y. Then, it presents the nature and important actors of, as well as the strategic decisions made within the project, together with problems experienced and solutions found by the project staff. The chapter ends with the critical evaluation of the case as an interesting application e-government in a developing nation, with small IT budgets and particular cultural challenges.

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