The Development of Urban E-Governement in China

The Development of Urban E-Governement in China

Jing Zhang (Hebei Teacher’s University, China), Bing Han (Hebei Teacher’s University, China), Zhuopeng Deng (Hebei Teacher’s University, China) and Jie Liu (Hebei Teacher’s University, China)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-947-2.ch056
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Abstract

The chapter assesses and cognizes the development of urban e-government in China from two main aspects: functionality and complexity. To functionality, nine websites of urban governments in China at three levels were selected for this assessment. Data needed for the study was tracked and recorded continuously for six weeks from these websites. To complexity, the influence of e-government to urban modality and evolution are explored, which shows that e-government has a leading role to the gathering and decentralization of urban space, the organization of material (people) flows and the informal exchange in internal cities.

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