IT in the Public Sphere: Applications in Administration, Government, Politics, and Planning

IT in the Public Sphere: Applications in Administration, Government, Politics, and Planning

Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 359
ISBN13: 9781466647190|ISBN10: 1466647191|EISBN13: 9781466647206|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4719-0


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 citizens.

IT in the Public Sphere: Applications in Administration, Government, Politics, and Planning evaluates current research and best practices in the adoption of e-government technologies in developed and developing countries, enabling governments to keep in constant communication with citizens, constituents, corporations, and other stakeholders in modern societies. Within these chapters, scholars, administrators, managers, and leaders will find the latest information on utilizing digital technologies in their e-governance projects.

Topics Covered

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

  • Citizen Participation
  • Digital Technologies
  • Electronic Government
  • Globalization
  • Social Media
  • Socioeconomic Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Urban Development

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/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.