Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government

Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government

Kelvin Joseph Bwalya (University of Botswana, Botswana) and Stephen Mutula (University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa)
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Release Date: April, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 426
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8430-0
ISBN13: 9781466684300|ISBN10: 1466684305|EISBN13: 9781466684317
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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 number of researchers and practitioners from around the world. However, the question remains whether everyone is ready to join the e-government movement, or if some are just blindly following the latest trend.

Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government touches on several key issues and challenges surrounding the recent e-government boom and offers practical solutions from those who have been a part of implementing e-government programs internationally. Due to its breadth of discussion on a variety of topics relating to the intersection of technology with politics, democracy, and government, this authoritative book is a valuable reference source for professionals, researchers, and students in the field of e-government, information management, or knowledge management.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Citizen Engagement and Accountability
  • Cloud Computing for E-Government
  • E-Democracy and Social Development
  • E-Government Design and Implementation
  • E-Government Transparency
  • Electronic Records Management
  • Freedom of Information
  • Models for the Measurement of E-Government
  • Social Networking and the Public Sector
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Specialists in computer and information systems share their experiences of designing and implementing electronic government worldwide. Topics range from electronic government to electronic democracy for social and economic development, and freedom of information as a catalyst for responsiveness in the electronic government environment. This resource also takes a closer look at Botswana and electronic government transparency, citizen engagement increasing accountability, sustainable cloud computing frameworks for electronic government: best practices in Italian municipalities, and a literature review of research and experiences implementing electronic government endeavors in emerging countries.

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Editor Biographies
Kelvin Joseph Bwalya, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems in the Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, and a Senior IT reviewer for the Botswana Qualifications Authority. His PhD is in Information Systems (Information Management) from the University of Johannesburg. He also has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Moscow Power Engineering Technical University. His research interests include all aspects of computer information systems (e-Government, database design, process modeling, virtual reality, knowledge management systems, community informatics, etc.) and competitive intelligence. Dr. Bwalya has written 6 books published in the USA, England and Germany and has over 100 peer review pieces of research works and/or articles in international journals with high repute.
Stephen Mutula is currently the Acting Dean & Head of School, School of Social Sciences, University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. He holds a PhD in Information Science (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Master’s Degree in Information Science (University of Wales, UK), Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (University of Nairobi, Kenya) and Bachelors Degree in Education – Mathematics and Chemistry (Kenyatta University, Kenya). He has published extensively in international refereed journals and books. He is a first co-author of book entitled: Web Information Management: A Cross Disciplinary Textbook, published by Chandos Publishing, London, 2007. He is also the author of Digital Economics: SMEs and e-Readiness, published in 2009 by IDEA Group Publishers, USA. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Zululand, South Africa. He has won several international excellence awards for his distinguished research work from various academic societies such as the Emerald Literati Club, UK.
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