Systems Thinking and E-Participation: ICT in the Governance of Society

Systems Thinking and E-Participation: ICT in the Governance of Society

Jose Rodrigo Cordoba-Pachon (University of London, UK) and Alejandro Elias Ochoa-Arias (Universidad de los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela)
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Release Date: December, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 372
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-860-4
ISBN13: 9781605668604|ISBN10: 1605668605|EISBN13: 9781605668611
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The development of information-based societies worldwide is now impacting public organizations and their delivery of services to citizens.

Systems Thinking and E-Participation: ICT in the Governance of Society provides a systemic-based inquiry platform to explore boundaries, limits, and advantages of information and communication technology use in the public decision making processes. With theoretical and practical contributions, this publication examines the impact of governmental technologies useful to those involved with politics, sociology, and information systems.

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

  • E-government for small and medium enterprises
  • E-government in developing regions
  • E-government systems architecture
  • E-systems for public health
  • Emerging forms of community interaction
  • Governmental technologies in present-day
  • Holistic approaches to e-government
  • ICTs and government
  • Internet and political parties
  • Patterns of e-government development
  • Technology and government
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Systems Thinking and E-Participation: ICT in the Governance of Society provides a series of perspectives on how we see the uptake of electronic resources (systems, technologies, websites, open software tools, etc) in civil societies and the State, and how this can be conceptualised with the help of systems thinking, a collection of ideas and concepts to help us select appropriate methods to pursue societal improvements.

– Jose Rodrigo Cordoba-Pachon, University of London, UK

In the book we have strived to provide a comprehensive set of perspectives which show how electronically mediated systems of participation could provide answers or even more questions to current issues. We have coined the term e-participation to account for all these perspectives.

– Alejandro Elias Ochoa-Arias, Nucleo La Hechicera, Venezuela
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José-Rodrigo Córdoba (MA, PhD) is a senior lecturer and director of the Master of Science in Business Information Systems at the school of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London in the UK. His research interests are in the improvement of technology use people; the use of systemic thinking, and electronic government. Prior to his master and PhD experiences in the University of Hull in the UK, he worked as a project analyst and project manager in Colombia, his native country. He has published work in journals including the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), the Journal of the Operational Research Society, the Information Systems Journal , Systems Research and Behavioural Science, and Organization. Together with Teresa Torres-Coronas from Universitat Rovira I Virgili, he set up ELIS research group on electronic government and sustainability in 2004. He continues contributing to this group and is also an active member of the Operational Research Society and the British Computer Society in the UK. Currently he lectures in topics of information systems and complex project management. His first single authored book titled Systems Practice in the Information Society is to be released in Autumn 2009.
Alejandro Ochoa-Arias is Professor at the University of Los Andes, Venezuela and Senior Researcher on Interpretive Systemology and Director of the Centro de Investigaciones en Sistemología Interpretativa at the University of Los Andes. Current research interests includes civil society, development, political philosophy and organizational studies, free knowledge and free technology as well as the use and implications of technology in running public affairs. Alejandro has been visiting researcher at the University of Hull (UK) and the University of Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina). He also co-edited a book titled Community Operational Research: OR and Systems Thinking for Community Development with Gerald Midgley (Springer, 2004). He has several publications on refereed journals and has been invited speaker at many institutions in Venezuela and elsewhere. Alejandro was a member of the Directive Board of a Regional Development Office at Venezuela and member of the Directive Board of the National Council for Free Technology in Venezuela. He got his Master degree in Information Management at Lancaster University (UK) and his PhD at the University of Hull (UK). Currently, he is developing a study on the holistic design of the city at Mérida, Venezuela.
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