Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD): 97 Volumes

Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD): 97 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
ISSN: 2326-9103|EISSN: 2326-9111
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Institutions: Print
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The successful use of digital technologies (including social media and mobile technologies) to provide public services and foster economic development has become an objective for governments around the world. The development towards electronic government (or e-government) not only affects the efficiency and effectiveness of public services, but also has the potential to transform the nature of government interactions with its citizens. Current research and practice on the adoption of electronic/digital government and the implementation in organizations around the world aims to emphasize the extensiveness of this growing field.

The Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide & Regional Development (AEGDDRD) book series aims to publish authored, edited and case books encompassing the current and innovative research and practice discussing all aspects of electronic government development, implementation and adoption as well the effective use of the emerging technologies (including social media and mobile technologies) for a more effective electronic governance (or e-governance).

Topics Covered

  • Adoption of Innovation with Respect to E-Government
  • Case Studies and Practical Approaches to E-Government and E-Governance
  • Citizens Participation and Adoption of E-Government Provision
  • Current Research and Emerging Trends in E-Government Development
  • E-Citizenship, Inclusive Government, Connected Government
  • E-Governance and Use of Technology for Effective Government
  • E-Government in Developing Countries and Technology Adoption
  • Electronic Government, Digital Democracy, Digital Government
  • Emerging Technologies within the Public Sector
  • Frameworks and Methodologies for E-Government Development
  • ICT Infrastructure and Adoption for E-Government Provision
  • ICT within Government and Public Sectors
  • Issues and Challenges in E-Government Adoption
  • Knowledge Divide, Digital Divide
  • Online Government, E-Government, M-Government
  • Public Information Management, Regional Planning, Rural Development
  • Social Media, Web 2.0, and Mobile Technologies in E-Government
  • Urban Development, Urban Economy

Titles in Series

Machine Learning and Data Science Techniques for Effective Government Service Delivery
Olalekan Samuel Ogunleye (University of Mpumalanga, South Africa)
Copyright © 2024. 300 pages.
In our data-rich era, extracting meaningful insights from the vast amount of information has become a crucial challenge, especially in government service delivery wh...
Handbook of Research on Network-Enabled IoT Applications for Smart City Services
K. Hemant Kumar Reddy (VIT AP University, India), Diptendu Sinha Roy (National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya, India), Tapas Kumar Mishra (SRM University, India), Mir Wajahat Hussain (Alliance University, India)
Copyright © 2023. 409 pages.
The rapid growth of IoT and its applications in smart cities pose significant challenges for academic scholars. The increasing number of interconnected devices and t...
Smart Village Infrastructure and Sustainable Rural Communities
Mohammad Ayoub Khan (University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia), Bhumika Gupta (Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Engineering and Technology, India), Agya Ram Verma (Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Engineering and Technology, India), Pushkar Praveen (Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Engineering and Technology, India), Cathryn J. Peoples (Ulster University, UK)
Copyright © 2023. 343 pages.
Smart village infrastructure and Industry 5.0 attempt to improve internet connectivity in rural and remote locations by delivering broadband infrastructure. Smart vi...
AI, IoT, and Blockchain Breakthroughs in E-Governance
Kavita Saini (AMET University), A. Mummoorthy (Malla Reddy College of Engineering and Technology, India), Roopa Chandrika (Department of Information Technology, Malla Reddy College of Engineering and Technology, India), N.S. Gowri Ganesh (Saveetha Engineering College, India)
Copyright © 2023. 243 pages.
There is now a plethora of internet of things (IoT) devices on the market that can connect to the internet and the desired environment to produce sufficient and reli...
Glocal Policy and Strategies for Blockchain: Building Ecosystems and Sustainability
Gülsün Kurubacak (Anadolu Üniversitesi Açıköğretim Fakültesi, Turkey), Ramesh Chander Sharma (Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi, India), Hakan Yıldırım (Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2023. 332 pages.
Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize how people and organizations, who may not know or trust each other, share information and carry out transactions online...
The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Digitalization of Diplomacy
Floribert Patrick Calvain Endong (University of Dschang, Cameroon)
Copyright © 2023. 263 pages.
New technological innovations have given birth to paradigms such as robotization, increased and advanced mechanization, and dehumanization of public diplomacy around...
Handbook of Research on Current Advances and Challenges of Borderlands, Migration, and Geopolitics
Rui Alexandre Castanho (WSB University, Poland)
Copyright © 2023. 444 pages.
The world is changing rapidly in several critical areas that could reshape our lifestyles, development, the environment, democracy, and geopolitics. Among the numero...
Handbook of Research on Cyber Approaches to Public Administration and Social Policy
Fahri Özsungur (Mersin University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2022. 692 pages.
During the COVID-19 era, the functions of social policy and public administration have undergone a meaningful change, especially with the advancement of digital elem...
Advances in Deep Learning Applications for Smart Cities
Rajeev Kumar (Teerthanker Mahaveer University, India), Rakesh Kumar Dwivedi (Teerthanker Mahaveer University, India)
Copyright © 2022. 335 pages.
Within the past decade, technology has grown exponentially, and governments have promoted smart cities. Emerging smart cities have become both crucibles and showroom...
Regional Economic Integration and Global Competition in the Post-COVID-19 Era: European Union, Eurasian Economic Union, and the Belt and Road Initiative
Oxana Karnaukhova (Southern Federal University, Russia), Dmitry Shevchenko (Southern Federal University, Russia)
Copyright © 2022. 274 pages.
The globalized world has witnessed the development of a number of economic integration projects, including at least two Eurasian projects: the Eurasian Union and the...
Future Role of Sustainable Innovative Technologies in Crisis Management
Mohammed Ali (Institute of Management, University of Bolton, UK)
Copyright © 2022. 280 pages.
The increasing use of innovative technologies by global businesses has sparked debate about their application in crisis resolution. Resolution tools can be used by g...
Handbook of Research on Artificial Intelligence in Government Practices and Processes
Jose Ramon Saura (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain), Felipe Debasa (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)
Copyright © 2022. 410 pages.
In today’s global culture where the internet has established itself as a main tool of communication, the global system of economy and regulations, as well as data an...
Cybersecurity Measures for E-Government Frameworks
Noor Zaman (Taylor's University, Malaysia), Imdad Ali Shah (Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan), Samina Rajper (Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2022. 280 pages.
As an application of information technology (IT), e-government is used for delivery in government for services and information exchange between the government and th...
Trends and Innovations in Urban E-Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2022. 307 pages.
The digital transformation of the 21st century has affected all facets of society and has been highly advantageous in many industries, including urban planning and r...
Planning and Designing Smart Cities in Developing Nations
Saleem Gregory Zoughbi (Independent Researcher, Palestine)
Copyright © 2022. 282 pages.
As smart cities are rapidly developing, it is vital that they are built on a combination of support and active participation of self-decisive, independent, and aware...
Multidimensional Approach to Local Development and Poverty: Causes, Consequences, and Challenges Post COVID-19
João Conrado de Amorim Carvalho (Centro de Ensino Superior Dom Bosco, Brazil), Francisco Espasandín Bustelo (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain), Emmanuel M. C. B. Sabino (Centro de Ensino, Formação e Pesquisa. Brazil)
Copyright © 2022. 353 pages.
The phenomenon of poverty, despite being aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is recurrent and very harmful in peripheral countries. There seems to be no single solu...
Blockchain Technologies and Applications for Digital Governance
Pradeep Nijalingappa (Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Davangere, India), Mangesh Manikrao Ghonge (Sandip Foundation’s Institute of Technology and Research Centre, India)
Copyright © 2022. 266 pages.
Since its inception, blockchain has evolved to become a crucial trending technology that massively impacts the fast-paced digital world. It has been a game-changing...
Handbook of Research on Nurturing Industrial Economy for Africa’s Development
Frederick Muyia Nafukho (Texas A&M University, USA), Alexander Boniface Makulilo (University of Dodoma, Tanzania)
Copyright © 2021. 510 pages.
A robust manufacturing sector is a necessity and a sufficient condition for any country’s human and economic development as it creates employment and alleviates pove...
Global Perspectives on the Impact of Mass Media on Electoral Processes
Stella Amara Aririguzoh (Covenant University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2021. 187 pages.
The media play active roles in politics with different media channels serving as bridges that link the politicians and citizens together. It is clear that what the m...
Impact of Political Socialization on the Support for Democratic Principles: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Allison Clark Ellis (University of South Carolina Upstate, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 204 pages.
As we come upon the 30th anniversary of communism’s fall, it is a good time to reexamine what life was like behind the Iron Curtain and how communism impacted people...
Perspectives on ICT4D and Socio-Economic Growth Opportunities in Developing Countries
Patrick Ndayizigamiye (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Glenda Barlow-Jones (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Roelien Brink (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Stella Bvuma (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Rehana Minty (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Siyabonga Mhlongo (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2021. 507 pages.
Technology has been hailed as one of the catalysts toward economic and human development. In the current economic era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, informatio...
Handbook of Research on Creative Cities and Advanced Models for Knowledge-Based Urban Development
Aly Abdel Razek Galaby (Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt), Amal Adel Abdrabo (Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, Egypt)
Copyright © 2021. 388 pages.
Discussing global society entails discussing the predominant characteristics of knowledge-based activities in all walks of life. Its main characteristics are based o...
Web 2.0 and Cloud Technologies for Implementing Connected Government
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Northampton, UK & Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, China)
Copyright © 2021. 278 pages.
The emergence of cloud computing, internet of things, mobile technologies, and social networking have created better-connected members of the public who are digitall...
Impact of Zakat on Sustainable Economic Development
Adel Sarea (Ahlia University, Bahrain)
Copyright © 2021. 238 pages.
Zakat, a religious obligation in the form of almsgiving, is highly important both in Islam and in the Islamic economy. As Muslim communities face financial hardships...
Digital Government and Achieving E-Public Participation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar (University of Granada, Spain), María Elicia Cortés Cediel (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Copyright © 2020. 258 pages.
The development of social technologies has brought about a new era of political planning and government interactions. In addition to reducing costs in city resource...
Cases on Electronic Record Management in the ESARBICA Region
Segomotso Masegonyana Keakopa (University of Botswana, Botswana), Tshepho Lydia Mosweu (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Copyright © 2020. 336 pages.
The Eastern and Southern African Regional Branch of the International Council of Archives (ESARBICA) is dedicated to keeping and preserving records and documents so...
Digital Transformation and Its Role in Progressing the Relationship Between States and Their Citizens
Sam B. Edwards III (Quinnipiac University, USA), Diogo Santos (Pitágoras College, Brazil & Estácio de Sa University, Brazil)
Copyright © 2020. 231 pages.
Countries at different points of development are affected differently by shifts in the ability to access information. These changes require the action of governments...
Employing Recent Technologies for Improved Digital Governance
Vasaki Ponnusamy (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia), Khalid Rafique (Azad Jammu and Kashmir Information Technology Board, Pakistan), Noor Zaman (Taylor's University, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2020. 383 pages.
The digital divide, caused by several factors such as poverty and slow communication technologies, has offset the progression of many developing countries. However,...
Political Decision-Making and Security Intelligence: Recent Techniques and Technological Developments
Luisa Dall'Acqua (University of Bologna, Italy & LS TCO, Italy), Irene M. Gironacci (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright © 2020. 169 pages.
The enormous spread of devices gives access to virtual networks and to cyberspace areas where continuous flows of data and information are exchanged, increasing the...
Examining the Roles of IT and Social Media in Democratic Development and Social Change
Vikas Kumar (Central University of Haryana, India), Geetika Malhotra (Indira Gandhi University, India)
Copyright © 2020. 384 pages.
Social media has emerged as a powerful tool that reaches a wide audience with minimum time and effort. It has a diverse role in society and human life and can boost...
Tools, Strategies, and Practices for Modern and Accountable Public Sector Management
Graça Azevedo (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Jonas Oliveira (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal), Rui Pedro Marques (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Augusta Ferreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 372 pages.
The recent global financial and economic crisis has had surprising effects on several economies worldwide. This global event has promoted the discussion on how ethic...
Leveraging Digital Innovation for Governance, Public Administration, and Citizen Services: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Nidhi Vij Mali (University of Mississippi, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 194 pages.
Digital innovations are often non-linear, non-incremental, and perhaps at times, disruptive processes that have transformed private as well as public service deliver...
Learning Cities, Town Planning, and the Creation of Livelihoods
Idowu Biao (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Copyright © 2019. 312 pages.
As both a physical living space and emotional environment, cities impact human beings in a number of ways. These ways include but are not limited to the kinds of rel...
Global Campaigning Initiatives for Socio-Economic Development
Luísa Cagica Carvalho (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal & Universidade de Évora, Portugal), Maria José Madeira (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 325 pages.
Socio economic development is shaped by social pressures and behavioral interactions of individuals and groups through social capital and social markets. Global camp...
Constitutional Knowledge and Its Impact on Citizenship Exercise in a Networked Society
Ana Melro (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Lídia Oliveira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 332 pages.
National constitutions allow citizens to exercise full citizenship rights, leading to a growing importance in understanding these laws. This knowledge, more widespre...
Private Sector Innovations and Technological Growth in the MENA Region
Maryam Ebrahimi (Azad University, Iran)
Copyright © 2019. 217 pages.
Technological development is achievable only when a country has the ability to systematically design and introduce its own new technologies. In spite of the variety...
Multi-Level Governance in Developing Economies
Tugba Ucma Uysal (Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey), Ceray Aldemir (Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 303 pages.
Effective governance is vital for all nations and can be made easier with advanced technology and communication. Through various collaborative efforts and processes,...
Security Frameworks in Contemporary Electronic Government
Ryma Abassi (Carthage University, Tunisia), Aida Ben Chehida Douss (Carthage University, Tunisia)
Copyright © 2019. 306 pages.
Global change and advancing technology have transformed the government sector with the use of information and communication technology to improve service delivery. T...
Optimizing Regional Development Through Transformative Urbanization
Umar G. Benna (Benna Associates, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2019. 348 pages.
Assisted by globalization and the rapid application of advanced technologies, the transformative power of urbanization is being felt around the world. The scale and...
Strategic Management and Innovative Applications of E-Government
Andreea Molnar (Lancaster University, UK)
Copyright © 2019. 308 pages.
Effective administration of government and governmental organizations is a crucial part of achieving success in those organizations. With the widespread knowledge an...
Economic and Geopolitical Perspectives of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia
Oxana Karnaukhova (Southern Federal University, Russia), Alexandra Udovikina (Independent Researcher, Russia), Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 323 pages.
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a regional organization that formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. It has few supranational powers,...
Innovative Perspectives on Public Administration in the Digital Age
Aroon P. Manoharan (University of Massachusetts – Boston, USA), James McQuiston (Kent State University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 332 pages.
As governments worldwide are entering the digital age, there are increasing expectations from citizens and stakeholders for a more responsive, efficient, and open go...
Handbook of Research on Urban Governance and Management in the Developing World
Joshua Mugambwa (Makerere University, Uganda), Mesharch W. Katusiimeh (Makerere University, Uganda)
Copyright © 2018. 491 pages.
With the emphasis on market-led development initiatives, sustainable urbanization is a challenge, especially in growing nations. Regional administrative efforts are...
Media Diplomacy and Its Evolving Role in the Current Geopolitical Climate
Swati Jaywant Rao Bute (Jagran Lakecity University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 211 pages.
In this age of information technology, the media’s role in international, bilateral, and diplomatic relations is increasingly important. It plays a crucial part in k...
Global Leadership Initiatives for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Andrew H. Campbell (International Peace and Leadership Institute, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 331 pages.
One global leadership challenge is managing the complexity of the political and economic climate of a society. As the global environment changes, it is essential for...
Financial Sustainability and Intergenerational Equity in Local Governments
Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar (University of Granada, Spain), María Deseada López Subires (University of Granada, Spain)
Copyright © 2018. 343 pages.
Due to the mortgage crisis of 2008, laws aimed at achieving budgetary and financial stability were enacted. The concept of financial sustainability has been linked to...
Handbook of Research on Modernization and Accountability in Public Sector Management
Graça Maria do Carmo Azevedo (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Jonas da Silva Oliveira (ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal), Rui Pedro Figueiredo Marques (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Augusta da Conceição Santos Ferreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2018. 539 pages.
The effects of recent economic and financial crises have reached an international scale. A number of different nations have experienced the fallout of these events,...
Knowledge-Based Urban Development in the Middle East
Ali A. Alraouf (Qatar Urban Planning, Qatar)
Copyright © 2018. 310 pages.
The knowledge economy has become an important part of contemporary development for cities in a time of globalization and expansion. Examining theories of knowledge t...
Nationalism, Social Movements, and Activism in Contemporary Society: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Emily Stacey (Rose State College, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 135 pages.
Nationalist movements have become a force in contemporary American politics regardless of the political party. As social issues plague America, civilian participatio...
Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Governance Strategies for Economic Growth in Africa
Kassa Teshager Alemu (Ethiopian Civil Service University, Ethiopia), Mulunesh Abebe Alebachew (Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia)
Copyright © 2018. 621 pages.
Despite increasing reports across the globe on renewable development and maintenance, little is known regarding what strategies are required for improved economic gr...
Political Mediation in Modern Conflict Resolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities
José Pascal da Rocha (Columbia University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 246 pages.
Throughout history, there has been conflict and the clashing of ideas. Although this has assisted in creating political and societal structures, it has also led to c...
Proliferation of Open Government Initiatives and Systems
Ayse Kok (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 231 pages.
As is true in most aspects of daily life, the expansion of government in the modern era has included a move to a technologically-based system. A method of evaluation...
Socio-Economic and Education Factors Impacting American Political Systems: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Pamela Hampton-Garland (University of the District of Columbia, USA), Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt (University of the District of Columbia, USA), Benson George Cooke (University of the District of Columbia, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 191 pages.
America has the reputation of being one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, yet within its borders social problems persist and negatively imp...
Handbook of Research on Women's Issues and Rights in the Developing World
Nazmunnessa Mahtab (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Tania Haque (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Ishrat Khan (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Md. Mynul Islam (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Ishret Binte Wahid (BRAC, Bangladesh)
Copyright © 2018. 452 pages.
Equal rights for women are an essential aspect for establishing strong societies. By making strides on these issues, nations are helping to create valuable civilizat...
Handbook of Research on Sociopolitical Factors Impacting Economic Growth in Islamic Nations
Suleyman Ozdemir (Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University, Turkey), Seyfettin Erdogan (Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey), Ayfer Gedikli (İstanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 472 pages.
Over the years, the dissemination of technology across society has increased exponentially. As technology continues to improve worldwide connectivity, positive relat...
Urbanization and Its Impact on Socio-Economic Growth in Developing Regions
Umar Benna (Benna Associates, Nigeria), Indo Benna (Muhammad Al-Mana College of Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2018. 404 pages.
The social and economic systems of any country are influenced by a range of factors. As the global population grows in developing nations, it has become essential to...
Sustainable ICT Adoption and Integration for Socio-Economic Development
Charles K. Ayo (Covenant University, Nigeria), Victor Mbarika (Southern University, USA, and ICT University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 264 pages.
It is becoming known that information and communications technology has the potential to increase development in the areas of health, education, governance, and busi...
Digital Media Integration for Participatory Democracy
Rocci Luppicini (University of Ottawa, Canada), Rachel Baarda (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Copyright © 2017. 259 pages.
Digital technology has revitalized the landscape of political affairs. As e-government continues to become more prominent in society, conducting further research in...
Digital Governance and E-Government Principles Applied to Public Procurement
Rajesh Kumar Shakya (The World Bank, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 323 pages.
Public procurement is vulnerable on many levels. Therefore, to increase protection and improve efficiency, governments across the globe are looking to introduce elec...
Politics, Protest, and Empowerment in Digital Spaces
Yasmin Ibrahim (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Copyright © 2017. 363 pages.
With the ubiquitous nature of modern technologies, they have been inevitably integrated into various facets of society. The connectivity presented by digital platfor...
Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development
Eris Schoburgh (University of the West Indies, Jamaica), Roberta Ryan (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Copyright © 2017. 625 pages.
Effective governance is a crucial aspect of all modern nations. Through various collaborative efforts and processes, nations can enhance their current governance sys...
Agent-Based Modeling in Humanitarian Interventions: Emerging Research and Opportunities
John McCaskill (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 99 pages.
When a nation or region of the world is under a state of distress and violence, international government agencies are tasked with the job of delivering aid to assist...
Impacts of the Media on African Socio-Economic Development
Okorie Nelson (Covenant University, Nigeria), Babatunde Raphael Ojebuyi (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Abiodun Salawu (North-West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2017. 328 pages.
Technology and media are now integrated in various facets of society, including social and economic development. This has allowed for new and innovative methods for...
Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World
Umar G. Benna (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria), Shaibu Bala Garba (Qatar University, Qatar)
Copyright © 2016. 358 pages.
As the global population continues to boom, particularly in the developing countries, it has become necessary to find ways to handle this increase through various po...
Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies
Daniel Ochieng Orwenjo (Technical University of Kenya, Kenya), Omondi Oketch (Technical University of Kenya, Kenya), Asiru Hameed Tunde (Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2016. 412 pages.
Any system of government is comprised of several dimensions of functionality, which must all work in congruence. When any part of the system is dysfunctional, the go...
Comparative Political and Economic Perspectives on the MENA Region
M. Mustafa Erdoğdu (Marmara University, Turkey), Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 386 pages.
The region that includes the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) faces a diverse set of cultural, political, and economic issues. Exploring the countries that are...
Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Success and its Impact on Regional Development
Luísa Carvalho (Universidade Aberta, Portugal & CEFAGE, Universidade de Évora, Portugal)
Copyright © 2016. 878 pages.
The emergence of small businesses within a community or country helps to establish that region’s role in the global economy. As economic achievement is vital to the...
Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in Asian E-Governance
Inderjeet Singh Sodhi (St. Wilfred's P.G. College, India)
Copyright © 2016. 410 pages.
Asian countries possess some of the fastest growing economies in the modern world. To maintain this tremendous growth while also sustaining demographic, population,...
Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas
Brasilina Passarelli (School of Communications and Arts, University of São Paulo, Brazil), Joseph Straubhaar (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), Aurora Cuevas-Cerveró (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Copyright © 2016. 530 pages.
The way we talk, work, learn, and think has been greatly shaped by modern technology. These lifestyle changes have made digital literacy the new written literacy, wh...
Cloud Computing Technologies for Connected Government
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2016. 416 pages.
In the developed world, there is an increasing trend towards the use of e-government to further involve citizens in the maintenance of their country. This is not onl...
Promoting Social Change and Democracy through Information Technology
Vikas Kumar (Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, India), Jakob Svensson (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2015. 326 pages.
Life in the digital era offers an array of new and invigorating opportunities, as well as a new set of challenges when facing the dissemination of fresh innovations....
Cases on Grassroots Campaigns for Community Empowerment and Social Change
Rebecca Nthogo Lekoko (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Copyright © 2015. 378 pages.
In modern times, political and social reform often starts at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder; common people with ordinary lives enact change through community...
Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government
Kelvin Joseph Bwalya (University of Botswana, Botswana), Stephen Mutula (University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa)
Copyright © 2015. 426 pages.
The dot-com revolution has brought many advances before unimagined. Of them all, it may be said that none have surpassed e-government in attracting a significant num...
Handbook of Research on Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services
Ćemal Dolićanin (State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia), Ejub Kajan (State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia), Dragan Randjelović (Academy for Criminalistic and Police Studies, Serbia), Boban Stojanović (University of Niš, Serbia)
Copyright © 2015. 455 pages.
Over the past few years, e-government has been rapidly changing the way governmental services are provided to citizens and businesses. These services improve busines...
Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications
Sam B. Edwards III (Quinnipiac University, USA), Diogo Santos (Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil & Dom Bosco University, Brazil)
Copyright © 2015. 330 pages.
Networked communication technologies have drastically changed the relationship between States and their citizens. This fundamental shift has eased civilians’ ability...
Emerging Issues and Prospects in African E-Government
Inderjeet Singh Sodhi (St. Wilfred's Post Graduate College–Jaipur, India)
Copyright © 2015. 331 pages.
Efforts have been made toward the application of electronic government in the developing world, yet questions of how to best implement governance systems and address...
Handbook of Research on Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling
Peter Sonntagbauer (Cellent AG, Austria), Kawa Nazemi (Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD), Germany), Susanne Sonntagbauer (Cellent AG, Austria), Giorgio Prister (Major Cities of Europe, Italy), Dirk Burkhardt (Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD), Germany)
Copyright © 2014. 508 pages.
As governments and policy makers take advantage of information and communication technologies, leaders must understand how to navigate the ever-shifting landscape of...
Emerging Mobile and Web 2.0 Technologies for Connected E-Government
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University Potchefstroom, South Africa)
Copyright © 2014. 332 pages.
E-Government describes the utilization of technologies to improve the lives of citizens and business organizations while facilitating the operation of the government...
E-Governance and Social Inclusion: Concepts and Cases
Scott Baum (Griffith University, Australia), Arun Mahizhnan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Copyright © 2014. 356 pages.
The application of e-government technologies has led to increased public participation and social inclusion, while allowing for greater government transparency. Thes...
Design, Development, and Use of Secure Electronic Voting Systems
Dimitrios Zissis (University of Aegean, Greece), Dimitrios Lekkas (University of Aegean, Greece)
Copyright © 2014. 270 pages.
In modern electoral processes, Information and Communication Technologies play a crucial role, whether used in voter registration, ballot casting, or processing of r...
Digital Access and E-Government: Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries
Peter Mazebe II Mothataesi Sebina (University of Botswana, Botswana), Kgomotso Hildegard Moahi (University of Botswana, Botswana), Kelvin Joseph Bwalya (University of Botswana, Botswana & University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2014. 356 pages.
Access to government information faces many roadblocks in developing and emerging economies due to lack of appropriate legal frameworks and other requisite informati...
Technology Development and Platform Enhancements for Successful Global E-Government Design
Kelvin Joseph Bwalya (University of Botswana, Botswana & University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2014. 511 pages.
While electronic research has developed in many governments around the world, the majority of its research has focused on the supply and demand aspects of e-governme...
IT in the Public Sphere: Applications in Administration, Government, Politics, and Planning
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2014. 359 pages.
To be successful in the 21st century, governments must make use of digital and communication technologies in order to coordinate resources and collaborate with their...
Globalization and Governance in the International Political Economy
Ümit Hacioğlu (Beykent University, Turkey), Hasan Dinçer (Beykent University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2014. 435 pages.
Whether post-modern or pre-industrial, the economic development of societies around the world is often influenced by the whims of a capricious international politica...
Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2013. 460 pages.
The emergence of e-government allows for effective governance, increased transparency, better management, and efficient services through the use of the internet and...
Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity
Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2013. 392 pages.
The relationship between citizens and city governments is gradually transforming due to the utilization of advanced information and communication technologies in ord...
E-Government Success around the World: Cases, Empirical Studies, and Practical Recommendations
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico)
Copyright © 2013. 467 pages.
While some e-government projects fail to deliver the expected benefits due to numerous technical, organizational, institutional, and contextual factors, information...
E-Government Success Factors and Measures: Theories, Concepts, and Methodologies
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico)
Copyright © 2013. 424 pages.
As governments around the world seek new and more effective methods of organizing their administrations, electronic government plays an increasingly more important r...
E-Government Implementation and Practice in Developing Countries
Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2013. 348 pages.
Information and communication technologies have improved government practices and provided effective governance, processes, and services, which have influenced world...
Digital Public Administration and E-Government in Developing Nations: Policy and Practice
Edward Francis Halpin (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), David Griffin (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), Carolynn Rankin (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), Lakshman Dissanayake (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Nazmunnessa Mahtab (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Copyright © 2013. 364 pages.
In recent years, it has become apparent that there are very distinct gaps between developed and developing regions in the world, especially in regards to e-governmen...
Global Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Systems
Phillip Olla (Madonna University, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 354 pages.
Over the past decade, the use of Renewable Energy Technology (RET) has significantly increased around the globe. Technologies that once were considered experimental...
City Competitiveness and Improving Urban Subsystems: Technologies and Applications
Melih Bulu (Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2012. 322 pages.
Cities are becoming the wealth producing centers of national economies. Increasing the operational efficiency of the city will bring a competitive edge to the whole...
International Exploration of Technology Equity and the Digital Divide: Critical, Historical and Social Perspectives
Patricia Randolph Leigh (Iowa State University, USA)
Copyright © 2011. 254 pages.
The digital divide is an global phenomenon that negatively affects groups around the world. International Exploration of Technology Equity and the Digital Divide: Cr...
Regional Innovation Systems and Sustainable Development: Emerging Technologies
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain), W.B. Lee (Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Jingyuan Zhao (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
Copyright © 2011. 276 pages.
The regional development of society and economy are closely related with innovative capacities. As the benefits of Regional information systems in establishing innov...
E-Strategies for Technological Diffusion and Adoption: National ICT Approaches for Socioeconomic Development
Sherif Kamel (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Copyright © 2010. 390 pages.
Information and communication technology (ICT) innovations provide significant implications for business and socioeconomic development due to the role it plays in th...
Sustainable Economic Development and the Influence of Information Technologies: Dynamics of Knowledge Society Transformation
Muhammed Karatas (Mugla University, Turkey), Mustafa Zihni Tunca (Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2010. 358 pages.
Positive change in society depends highly on a variety of innovative technologies. Sustainability and transformation of the knowledge society helps create developing...
Social and Political Implications of Data Mining: Knowledge Management in E-Government
Hakikur Rahman (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright © 2009. 378 pages.
In recent years, data mining has become a powerful tool in assisting society with its various layers and individual elements useful in obtaining intelligent informat...

Editor(s) Biography

Zaigham Mahmood is a researcher and author. He has an M.Sc. in Mathematics, M.Sc. in Computer Science, and Ph.D. in Modelling of Phase Equilibria. Dr Mahmood is a Senior Technology Consultant at Debesis Education UK, a researcher at the University of Derby UK, and Professor Extraordinaire at the North West University in South Africa. He is, currently, also a Foreign Professor at NUST Islamabad Pakistan.

Professor Mahmood has published over 100 articles in international journals and conference proceedings in addition to four books on cloud computing and two reference texts on e-government: E-Government Implementation and Practice in Developing Countries and Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of E-Government Studies and Best Practices and Series Editor-in-Chief of the IGI book series on Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide & Regional Development (AEGDDRD).

Professor Mahmood is an active researcher; he also serves as editorial board member of several journals, books and conferences; guest editor for journal special issues; organiser and chair of conference tracks and workshops; and keynote speaker at conferences. His research interests encompass subject areas including e-government studies, project management, software engineering, enterprise computing and cloud computing.

Editorial Advisory Board

Zaigham Mahmood, University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa

Editorial Advisory Board
Ali Ahmad Alawneh, Philadelphia University, Jordan
Ali Al Mazari, ALFAISAL University, Saudi Arabia
Bwalya Kelvin Joseph, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Dalila Chiadmi, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Demetrios Sarantis, UNU-EGOV, United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance, Portugal
Fareeha Zafar, Government College University, Pakistan
Günes Çetin Gerger, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Hind Lamharhar, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Hisham M. Abdelsalam, Cairo University, Egypt
Irene Cecilia Bernhard, University West, Sweden
Kanubhai K. Patel, Charotar University of Science & Technology, India
Leonid Stoimenov, University of Nis, Serbia
Mila Gasco Hernandez, University at Albany, SUNY, United States
Muhammad A. Obeidat, Kennesaw State University, United States
Muthu Ramachandran, Leeds Becket University, United Kingdom
N. Raghavendra Rao, FINAIT Consultancy Services, India
Pethuru Raj, IBM Cloud Center of Excellence, India
Pin-Yu Chu, Chengchi University, Taiwan
Rakhi Tripathi, FORE School of Management, India
Sangeeta Namdev Dhamdhere, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, India
Saqib Saeed, Imam AbdulRahman bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Stephen Kwamena Aikins, University of South Florida, United States
Vinod Kumar, Carleton University, Canada
Virgil Stoica, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
Yefim Kats, Chestnut Hill College, United States