Latin America Online: Cases, Successes and Pitfalls, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591409756
  • ISBN-13: 9781591409755
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 361 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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It is becoming increasingly common for governments to initiate online governments for efficient and effective programs, facilitating more accessible government services, allowing greater public access to information and participation, and making government more accountable to citizens. Latin American countries are in pursuit of electronic government. They aim to understand and implement these programs much like the global leaders in communications and technology.

Latin America Online: Cases, Successes and Pitfalls describes how e-government initiatives are taking place in several Latin American countries, and provides an insightful analysis about those factors that are critical in an e-government design and implementation process. Latin America Online discusses how contextual factors affect e-government success or failure, and proposes strategies to move forward to address future challenges.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Latin America Online: Cases, Successes and Pitfalls: Table of Contents.
1: National Case Studies.
2: The Argentine IT Professionals Forum: Building the Basis for the Back Office Through Communities of Practice1.
3: E-Government Strategy in Brazil: Increasing Transparency and Efficiency Through E-Government Procurement.
4: E-Government in Chile: Summarising the Policy Process.
5: E-Government in the Context of State Reform in Brazil: Perspectives and Challenges.
6: An Exploratory Study of Electronic Government and State Portals in Mexico.
7: Regional Comparative Studies.
8: A Comparative Analysis of E-Government in Latin America: Applied Findings from United Nations E-Government Readiness Reports.
9: Tracking E-Government in South America: Origin and Impact of E-Government Strategies in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
10: Local Studies.
11: E-Government in Latin American Cities: An Assessment of Selected City Web Sites.
12: Defining and Measuring E-Democracy: A Case Study on Latin American Local Governments.
13: Contributing to Socially Relevant Public Policies on E-Governance: The Case of the Genesis of the Communes in Buenos Aires City.
14: Electronic Delivery of Public Services to Citizens: The eGOIA Project.
About the Authors.