Description : Electronic government (e-government) involves providing service to citizens, businesses, and government agencies electronically. The scope of this e-book on e-government is to provide an insight to research that is being undertaken in the e-government area. After a vigorous review process, we have selected nine papers and one expert opinion. The selected articles provide an in-depth understanding of critical issues involved in e-government.
Description : It seems that only a short time ago, numerous academics and practitioners in the field were somewhat blinded by the successes of the dot-com developments in the private sector, and some of them enthusiastically claimed that public administration was to be revolutionized. But that did not happen, and also the dot-com soap bubble burst. This suggests that there is much yet to be learned about innovation in public administration, especially about innovations at the cornerstones of technological and institutional transformations. New and more fully developed formulations of theory into practice are needed. The goal of the editors of this book is to contribute to some aspects of the understanding of e-government. In order to understand electronic government, one has to scrutinize the various environments and contexts in which e-government is developed and implemented. As such, it builds upon the biological and environmental lines of reasoning that have been suggested by authors like Bonnie Nardi and Vicky O'Day, and Thomas Davenport and Laurence Prusak.
Description : In this book, 30 cases from 16 countries considered to be pioneers in developing innovative e-governance applications are analyzed. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the author provides key insights and practical guidelines on: ways to successfully implement e-government projects; selecting application areas, project designs, strategies and their implementation; benefits and impact of e-governance on public sector reform, poverty reduction and empowerment; methodology for evaluating e-government projects; and overall strategy formulation.
Description : E-Government is more about government than about “e”. This study explores the reasons for implementing e-government, the barriers to implementation, and how to implement.
Description : The TCGOV 2005 international conference on e-government was held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano during March 2–4, 2005. The conference was initiated by the working group “Towards Electronic Democracy” (TED) of the European Science Foundation and was jointly organized by the Free University ofBozen-Bolzano,theMunicipalityofBozen-Bolzano,theTEDWorkingGroup, and the IFIP Working Group 8.5. The conference addressed a large spectrum of issues that are relevant and have to be investigated for a successful transition from the traditional form of government to a new form known as e-government. The main focus was on the following topics: – improving citizen participation and policy making (e-democracy) – government application integration – semantic Web technologies for e-government – security aspects for e-government services Two sessions were dedicated to e-democracy, an emerging area within- government that seeks to enhance democratic processes and provide increased opportunities for individuals and communities to be involved in governmental decisions.Thecontributionsofthesetwosessionscovermorefundamentalresults and insights as well as experiences from di?erent countries. Another focus was on government application integration and the use of - mantic Web technologies, which are important technical aspects on the agenda of e-government research. Di?erent architectures for the integration and orch- tration of distributed services and processes were presented along with two case studies. Three papers about Semantic Web technologies discussed the use of ontologies in e-government.
Description : This comprehensive review of e-government in Hungary draws important lessons from the Hungarian experience and identifies the challenges Hungary faces in using e-government to improve government.
Description : "Existing studies of e-government concentrate on the supply-side by focusing on the availability and level of sophistication of online services and usage. This study addresses the demand-side of e-government - not only usage, but also perceptions and barriers to utilisation that have not been treated previously. Indicators to measure acceptance and adoption of e-government were used to build two surveys that were then piloted among members of the 'general population' in the 15 EU Member States, Switzerland and Europe and to decision makers (IT managers) in the commercial sector in seven EU countries"--P. 1.
Description : This book presents a citizen-centric perspective of the dual components of e-government and e-governance. E-government> refers to the practice of online public reporting by government to citizens, and to service delivery via the Internet. E-governance represents the initiatives for citizens to participate and provide their opinion on government websites. This volume in the Public Solutions Handbook Series focuses on various e-government initiatives from the United States and abroad, and will help guide public service practitioners in their transformation to e-government. The book provides important recommendations and suggestions oriented towards practitioners, and makes a significant contribution to e-government by showcasing successful models and highlighting the lessons learned in the implementation processes. Chapter coverage includes: Online fiscal transparency Performance reporting Improving citizen participation Privacy issues in e-governance Internet voting E-government at the local level
Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2009, held in Linz, Austria, in August/September 2008 within the DEXA 2009 conference cluster. The 34 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 119 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on reflecting e-government research, administrative reform and public sector modernization, performance management and evaluation, aspects in government-to-citizen interactions, and building blocks in e-government advancements.