Digital Transformation and Its Role in Progressing the Relationship Between States and Their Citizens

Digital Transformation and Its Role in Progressing the Relationship Between States and Their Citizens

Sam B. Edwards III (Quinnipiac University, USA) and Diogo Santos (Pitágoras College, Brazil & Estácio de Sa University, Brazil)
Release Date: February, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 231|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3152-5
ISBN13: 9781799831525|ISBN10: 1799831523|EISBN13: 9781799831549|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799831532
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Countries at different points of development are affected differently by shifts in the ability to access information. These changes require the action of governments to cope in order to preserve accountability and information access. The progression of these changes could vary between countries based on the level of development.

Digital Transformation and Its Role in Progressing the Relationship Between States and Their Citizens is a cutting-edge research publication that examines the relationship between government and citizens especially regarding accountability, communication, and access to information. Featuring a wide range of topics such as electoral reform, free speech, and citizen empowerment, this book is ideal for policymakers, researchers, legal professionals, activists, government employees, and academicians.

Topics Covered

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

  • Citizen Empowerment
  • Democracy
  • Digital Communications
  • Electoral Reform
  • Electronic Voting Systems
  • First Amendment
  • Free Speech
  • Online Resolution
  • Social Media
  • Tribal Law

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sam B., Edwards III, obtained his Juris Doctor from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College and his LLM. in international environmental law from Nagoya University, Graduate School of Law in Nagoya Japan. He is a professor of environmental law and policy at Green Mountain College in Vermont, USA and a visiting professor of law at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. Professor Edwards holds a license to practice law in California, the Territory of Guam, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia. Professor Edwards' research focuses on the intersection of law, culture, and technology. Professor Edwards has practiced, studied, and taught law in the United States, Kenya, The Federated States of Micronesia, Japan, and Thailand. He has published in the areas of law and culture, international trade in endangered species, business law, environmental valuation in Micronesia, and online business transactions for small and medium enterprises.
Diogo Santos, obtained his Bachelors of Laws in 2003 from the Federal University of Maranhão, in Brazil, Diogo Santos was granted a Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) scholarship to pursue a masters of law degree at the Graduate Shcool of Law in 2007 and a PhD in International Development at the Graduate School of International Development in 2010, both at Nagoya University. Since returning to Brazil, Dr. Santos has served in various academic positions, such as Director of the School of Law of the State University of Maranhão, professor of International Law, economics and Constitutional Theory at the Dom Bosco University in São Luís, Brazil, and professor of International Law in the Federal University of Maranhão, professor of Constitutional Law and Department Chair at Estacio College. Diogo has also published a number of articles in the fields of Intellectual Property Law, Environmental Law, Democracy, Legitimacy and Presidential decrees in various international journals