From Government to E-Governance: Public Administration in the Digital Age, 1st Edition

  • Muhammad Muinul Islam
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  • ISBN-10: 1466619104
  • ISBN-13: 9781466619104
  • DDC: 352.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 341 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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In simple terms, e-governance revolves around the idea of performing the policy, service and development functions of the government with the help of the ICTs so as to manage and steer the multi-sectoral stakeholder relations on a non-hierarchical way. Keeping this simple notion in mind, From GOVERNMENT TO E-GOVERNANCE: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE attempts to introduce innovative theoretical frameworks and fresh insights derived from the latest empirical research findings in the area of comparative e-governance. The impact that ICTs have in our society in general as well as on the nature, scope, understanding and practice of public administration in particular is immense. All the contributing authors in this volume, from different parts of the world, thus shed light on the way e-governance is operating as well as progressing, along with the challenges and constraints it still faces. Among many others, themes covered in the volume include citizens’ engagement, cross-governmental partnerships, IT product quality, and anti-corruption – all relating to e-governance. Researchers, academics, civil servants, policy advisors and students who seek a genuine understanding of the evolution of public administration in this era of digital or electronic governance should find this book a timely addition to the literature.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: From E-Government to E-Governance: A Holistic Perspective on the Role of ICTs.
2: E-Government: Some Factors for a Conceptual Model.
3: Understanding E-Governance: A Theoretical Approach.
4: E-Government, M-Government, L-Government: Exploring Future ICT Applications in Public Administration.
5: Challenges of Implementing E-Governance in a Politically Driven Environment.
6: Marketing E-Government to Citizens.
7: Alignment of IT Projects and Investments to Community Values.
8: From Town Hall to the Virtual Community: Engaging the Public with Web 2.0 and Social Media Applications.
9: Key Success Domains for Business-IT Alignment in Cross-Governmental Partnerships.
10: Information Technology Product Quality, Impact on E-Governance, Measurement, and Evaluation.
11: From E-Government to E-Governance in Europe.
12: Core Values: E-Government Implementation and Its Progress in Brunei.
13: E-Government in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges.
14: Combating Corruption through E-Governance in India.
15: Grey Hair, Grey Matter, and ICT Policy in the Global South: The Ghana Case.
16: A Positive Hegemony? Arguing for a Universal Knowledge Regime Led by an E-Governance ‘Savvy’ Global Knowledge Enterprise!.
17: Successfully Applying “e” to Governance.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.