E-Government, E-Democracy and the Politicians

E-Government, E-Democracy and the Politicians

Birgit Jaeger (Roskilde University, Denmark)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch175
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The development of Electronic or Digital Government (E-Government) has varied throughout the world. Although we give it the same name, we know from different studies that, for example, the concept of information society can be interpreted in different ways in different cultural settings (Sancho, 2002; Williams & Slack, 1999). This article provides a general outline of the development of E-Government in the West and is primarily based on European and Scandinavian experiences.

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