E-Democracy and E-Participation
Includes 19 Titles

E-Democracy and E-Participation

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The effective use of Internet technologies to provide public services has become an important goal for governments around the world. This extensive book bundle includes 19 scholarly titles covering topics on the global digital divide, public sector reform, civic engagement, online activism, and much more. It is a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners who want to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government services.
Release date: August 1, 2011
ISBN13: 9781613503966|EISBN13: 9781613503959

Description

The move towards e-governance not only affects the efficiency and effectiveness of public service, but also has the potential to transform the nature of government interactions with citizens.

The E-Democracy and E-Participation book bundle is an authoritative reference compilation that facilitates online citizen participation in decision-making and sparks debate on how governments can best transition from a physical to a digital entity. This comprehensive set of titles includes 19 scholarly titles exploring the global digital divide, public sector reform, civic engagement, and online activism. These titles represent IGI Global’s unique coverage of the impact and effective use of technology within the fields of electronic government and public and sector management.

Topics Covered

  • Healthcare Information Systems

Books Included in this Collection

E-Government Website Development: Future Trends and Strategic Models
Ed Downey (SUNY College at Brockport, USA), Carl D. Ekstrom (SUNY College at Brockport, USA), Matthew A. Jones (SUNY College at Brockport, USA). © 2011. 440 pages.
Web sites present the public face of government to its online constituents. As such, they are the focus of much research and investigation. While many of the investigations are designed to provide basic information about product development, it is the intent of this book to look beyond product...
Information Communication Technologies and the Virtual Public Sphere: Impacts of Network Structures on Civil Society
Robert A. Cropf (Saint Louis University, USA), William S. Krummenacher (Saint Louis University, USA). © 2011. 352 pages.
As the global information communications technology revolution continues to reshape our public and private institutions, e-democracy should also continue to make significant strides across the world. Information Communication Technologies and the Virtual Public Sphere: Impacts of Network Structures on...
Stakeholder Adoption of E-Government Services: Driving and Resisting Factors
Mahmud Akhter Shareef (McMaster University, Canada), Vinod Kumar (Carleton University, Canada), Uma Kumar (Carleton University, Canada), Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi (Swansea University, UK). © 2011. 322 pages.
The success of e-government – whether it is at the local, regional, or central level – largely depends on user acceptance of e-government, which requires a thorough understanding of stakeholder concerns. Stakeholder Adoption of E-Government Services: Driving and Resisting Factors examines the...
Handbook of Research on E-Government Readiness for Information and Service Exchange: Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies
Hakikur Rahman (University of Minho, Portugal). © 2010. 588 pages.
Rapid advancements in technology have enabled the use of information and communication technologies to exchange and disseminate data and services with citizens, businesses, civil society, and other arms of government. The Handbook of Research on E-Government Readiness for Information and Service...
Social and Organizational Developments through Emerging E-Government Applications: New Principles and Concepts
Vishanth Weerakkody (Brunel University, UK). © 2010. 464 pages.
Government and industry e-commerce agendas have become more closely linked in recent times and more people are now less tolerant of poor, impersonal service in the public sector as they become aware of the power of the web and experience good service in the private sector. With the advancement of...
Systems Thinking and E-Participation: ICT in the Governance of Society
Jose Rodrigo Cordoba-Pachon (University of London, UK), Alejandro Elias Ochoa-Arias (Universidad de los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela). © 2010. 372 pages.
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...
Citizens and E-Government: Evaluating Policy and Management
Christopher G. Reddick (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA ). © 2010. 552 pages.
E-government research has flourished as a way of disseminating information and providing services to citizens ever since the popularization of the Internet. Although there have been tremendous advancements in the world of e-government, critical evaluations on the effectiveness of such methods have yet...
Politics, Democracy and E-Government: Participation and Service Delivery
Christopher G. Reddick (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA ). © 2010. 514 pages.
Research argues that e-government technologies have positive influences on politics and democracy, improving citizens' environment as well as their engagement with their government. Although much research indicates that e-government technologies have increased citizen participation, there is much...
E-Government Diffusion, Policy, and Impact: Advanced Issues and Practices
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA). © 2009. 394 pages.
As governmental entities face accelerating public demand for electronic services and the internal need to utilize technology to achieve superior outcomes and operational efficiency, traditional techniques and tools are radically reshaping and evolving into innovative electronic methods of conducting...
Electronic Constitution: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications
Francesco Amoretti (University of Salerno, Italy). © 2009. 310 pages.
Creative advancements in the field of information technology are rapidly transforming and reinventing former governmental practices, opening the door to new possibilities in areas such as digital citizenship and e-politics. Electronic Constitution: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications provides...
Handbook of Research on ICT-Enabled Transformational Government: A Global Perspective
Vishanth Weerakkody (Brunel University, UK), Marijn Janssen (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Yogesh K. Dwivedi (Swansea University, UK). © 2009. 582 pages.
E-government has evolved from basic information provisioning to more integrated service offerings enabling citizen-centric services. The Handbook of Research on ICT-Enabled Transformational Government: A Global Perspective provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues...
Handbook of Research on Strategies for Local E-Government Adoption and Implementation: Comparative Studies
Christopher G. Reddick (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA ). © 2009. 1140 pages.
There is a growing body of research on e-government because of its potential to transform organizational governance. Most of e-government research has examined the adoption of e-government at the local level with respect to the stages of adoption, but fewer studies have examined its impact on public...
Handbook of Research on Public Information Technology
G. David Garson (North Carolina State University, USA), Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA). © 2008. 1066 pages.
The use of information technology in the public sector has been an increasingly prominent international trend. With this rapid expansion comes many issues, challenges, and concerns relating to the application of public information technology. The Handbook of Research of Public Information Technology...
Patriotic Information Systems
Todd Loendorf (North Carolina State University, USA), G. David Garson (North Carolina State University, USA). © 2008. 272 pages.
Database technology can be used for various ends, ranging from promotion of democracy to strengthening of nationalism to shoring up authoritarian regimes through misinformation. Its use affects ever layer of society: from individuals to households to local governments, and is a consuming issue in US...
Modern Public Information Technology Systems: Issues and Challenges
G. David Garson (North Carolina State University, USA). © 2007. 420 pages.
The nature of governance is rapidly changing, due to new technologies which expand public sector capabilities. Modern Public Information Technology Systems: Issues and Challenges examines the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector. It explores the impact of...
Public Management Information Systems
Bruce Rocheleau (Northern Illinois University, USA). © 2006. 382 pages.
Public Management Information Systems provides public administrators with a map of the key actors and processes they need to be aware of if they are to be successful in making IT decisions in the public sector. This is the first single-authored book to focus on the key processes faced by managers in...
Electronic Government Strategies and Implementation
Wayne Huang (Ohio University, USA), Keng Siau (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA), Kwok Kee Wei (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong). © 2005. 464 pages.
Digital government is a new frontier of the development of electronic commerce. Electronic Government Strategies and Implementation is a timely piece to address the issues involved in strategically implementing digital government, which is a collection of high-quality papers that covers the various...
Practicing E-Government: A Global Perspective
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA). © 2005. 457 pages.
Practicing E-Government: A Global Perspective presents a variety of chapters covering many of the important topics in e-government, and is intended to elicit comments, raise concerns and open dialogue as e-government programs for mainstream society are continually implemented. This book also responds...
eTransformation in Governance: New Directions in Government and Politics
Matti Malkia (The Police College of Finland, Finland), Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko (University of Tampere, Finland), Reijo Savolainen (University of Tampere, Finland). © 2004. 336 pages.
eTransformation in Governance: New Directions in Government and Politics is about transformation in government and governance due to the information society development. The book provides conceptual clarification of the e-transformation in governance, and presents empirical findings on the recent...