E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy

Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy

Author: Manoharan, Aroon

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 161350084X

Category: Political Science

Page: 647

View: 2582

"Thia book examines how e-government facilitates online public reporting, two-way communication and debate, online citizen participation in decision-making, and citizen satisfaction with e-governance"--Provided by publisher.

E-Government Success around the World: Cases, Empirical Studies, and Practical Recommendations

Cases, Empirical Studies, and Practical Recommendations

Author: Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466641746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 467

View: 4199

While some e-government projects fail to deliver the expected benefits due to numerous technical, organizational, institutional, and contextual factors, information technology continues to be utilized by international governments to achieve countless benefits. E-Government Success around the World: Cases, Empirical Studies, and Practical Recommendations presents the latest findings in the area of e-government success. Written for academics and professionals, this book aims to improve the understanding of e-government success factors and cultural contexts in the field of governmental information technologies in various disciplines such as political science, public administration, information and communication sciences, and sociology.

Economic Growth in Latin America and the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis

Author: Garita, Mauricio,Bregni, Celso Fernando Cerezo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152254982X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3727

As the global financial crisis has touched the entire world, it is important for entrepreneurs, government officials, and researchers to reflect on its long-lasting effects to the economy. Economic Growth in Latin America and the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis is a pivotal reference source containing the latest academic research on risk, economic growth and information security in the Latin American economy. Including coverage among a variety of applicable viewpoints and subjects such as telecommunication, subprime lending, and public education, this book is an ideal reference source for government officials, researchers, academics, and upper-level students seeking innovative research on entrepreneurship and the European debt crisis.

Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society

Author: Thompson, Steven John

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522529748

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 286

View: 7783

Mankind’s dependence on artificial intelligence and robotics is increasing rapidly as technology becomes more advanced. Finding a way to seamlessly intertwine these two worlds will help boost productivity in society and aid in a variety of ways in modern civilization. Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society is an essential scholarly resource that delves into the current issues, methodologies, and trends relating to advanced robotic technology in the modern world. Featuring relevant topics that include STEM technologies, brain-controlled androids, biped robots, and media perception, this publication is ideal for engineers, academicians, students, and researchers that would like to stay current with the latest developments in the world of evolving robotics.

Instructional Strategies in General Education and Putting the Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA) Into Practice

Author: Epler, Pam L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522531122

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 7827

Diverse learners with particular needs require a specialized curriculum that will help them develop socially and intellectually. As educational technologies and theoretical approaches to learning continue to advance, so do the opportunities for exceptional children. Instructional Strategies in General Education and Putting the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) into Practice is a pivotal reference source for the latest teaching strategies for educators with special needs students. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as instructional adaptions, locomotor apparatus diseases, and intellectual disabilities, this publication is an ideal resource for school administrators, general and special education classroom teachers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on instructional strategies for educating students with disabilities.

La política de transparencia en México

Instituciones, logros y desafíos

Author: Guillermo M. Cejudo,Sergio López Ayllón,Alejandra Ríos Cázares

Publisher: CIDE

ISBN: 6077843261

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 1827

Este libro profundiza y discute, desde una perspectiva académica, los resultados obtenidos en el diagnóstico nacional Métrica de la Transparencia 2010, a fin de generar un diálogo con otros investigadores y contribuir con el aún incipiente debate académico sobre la política de transparencia, así como identificar los avances, las buenas prácticas y las ventanas de oportunidad para mejorar la transparencia y el ejercicio del derecho de acceso a la información pública en México.

E-Government Success Factors and Measures: Theories, Concepts, and Methodologies

Theories, Concepts, and Methodologies

Author: Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466640596

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

View: 9273

As governments around the world seek new and more effective methods of organizing their administrations, electronic government plays an increasingly more important role in governmental success. However, due to hindrances in financial and communication resources, these advantages are often overlooked. E-Government Success Factors and Measures: Theories, Concepts, and Methodologies investigates successful e-government initiatives in a modern technological environment, exploring both benefits and challenges due to various technical, organizational, social, and contextual factors. The book provides academics and professionals with concepts, theories, and current research in the arena of e-government, enabling readers to develop a broader understanding of the measures inherent in successful e-governments on a global scale. This book is part of the Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development series collection.

Social Capital and Participation in Everyday Life

Author: Paul Dekker,Eric M. Uslaner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134571666

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 1111

This timely volume puts emphasis on the effect of social capital on everyday life: how the routines of daily life lead people to get involved in their communities. Focussing on its micro-level causes and consequences, the book's international contributors argue that social capital is fundamentally concerned with the value of social networks and about how people interact with each other. The book suggests that different modes of participation have different consequences for creating - or destroying - a sense of community or participation. The diversity of countries, institutions and groups dealt with - from Indian castes to Dutch churches, from highly competent 'everyday makers' in Scandinavia to politics-avoiding Belgian women and Irish villagers - offers fascinating case studies, and theoretical reflections for the present debates about civil society and democracy.

Building Trust in Government

Innovations in Governance Reform in Asia

Author: G. Shabbir Cheema,Vesselin Popovski

Publisher: Trends & Innovations in Govern

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 5077

The ability of governments and the global community to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, ensure security and promote adherence to basic standards of human rights depends on people's trust in their governments. However, public trust in government and political institutions has been declining in both developing and developed countries in the new millennium. One of the challenges in promoting trust in government is to engage citizens, especially marginalized groups and the poor, into the policy process to ensure that governance is truly representative, participatory and benefits all members of society. Where governance processes are exclusionary and basic services are not accessible, intrastate conflicts and violence within the country can negatively impact national and global security and peace. Weak systems and processes of governance tend to erode trust in government. Within this context, the issue of how to build trust in government and trust between socio-economic actors has emerged as an increasingly important issue in both developed and developing economies. This book seeks to answer many of the questions raised in reference to means of strengthening trust in government within the Asia-Pacific region. Through analyses of trends within Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Pacific Islands, and specific innovations and reforms at the country level, the contributors provide perspectives on the causes of the decline in trust, countries and institutions that have managed to maintain higher degrees of confidence, and governance innovations and practices that have played an important role in strengthening trust once it has faltered.

eDemocracy & eGovernment

Entwicklungsstufen einer demokratischen Wissensgesellschaft

Author: Andreas Meier

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642001300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 2168

Die Autoren systematisieren die Internetnutzung durch Verwaltung und Politik anhand von Prozessbereichen wie eAssistance (Portale, Zugang für alle, Qualitätssicherung), eProcurement (elektronische Beschaffung, Public Offering) u. a. Neben den Grundlagen von eDemocracy und eGovernment stellen sie Fallstudien aus Verwaltungs- und Forschungsinstitutionen vor. Das Buch richtet sich an Studierende der Wirtschafts- und Politikwissenschaften sowie allgemein an Leser, die sich mit digitalen Partizipationsoptionen in der Wissensgesellschaft beschäftigen.

Africa Networking

Development Information, ICTs and Governance

Author: Karima Bounemra Ben Soltane,Aida Opoku-Mensah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789057270529

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 8921

Bringing together in-depth analysis and critical insights into the potential benefits of improved technology in Africa's development, this work illustrates the central role information and communication technologies can play in the delivery of efficient and effective services by governments and agencies. The potential political rewards of better digital technology are discussed, as is the important role digital networks could play in establishing increased communication and profits among businesses. In exploring these topics, considerations such as financial accountability, private and corporate responsibility, and social considerations are also brought to light.

Internet Econometrics

Author: S. Allegrezza,A. Dubrocard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230364225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 912

The proliferation of the internet has often been referred to as the fourth technological revolution. This book explores the diffusion of radical new communication technologies, and the subsequent transformation not only of products, but also of the organisation of production and business methods.

Soldiers to Citizens

The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

Author: Suzanne Mettler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199887098

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8719

"A hell of a gift, an opportunity." "Magnanimous." "One of the greatest advantages I ever experienced." These are the voices of World War II veterans, lavishing praise on their beloved G.I. Bill. Transcending boundaries of class and race, the Bill enabled a sizable portion of the hallowed "greatest generation" to gain vocational training or to attend college or graduate school at government expense. Its beneficiaries had grown up during the Depression, living in tenements and cold-water flats, on farms and in small towns across the nation, most of them expecting that they would one day work in the same kinds of jobs as their fathers. Then the G.I. Bill came along, and changed everything. They experienced its provisions as inclusive, fair, and tremendously effective in providing the deeply held American value of social opportunity, the chance to improve one's circumstances. They become chefs and custom builders, teachers and electricians, engineers and college professors. But the G.I. Bill fueled not only the development of the middle class: it also revitalized American democracy. Americans who came of age during World War II joined fraternal groups and neighborhood and community organizations and took part in politics at rates that made the postwar era the twentieth century's civic "golden age." Drawing on extensive interviews and surveys with hundreds of members of the "greatest generation," Suzanne Mettler finds that by treating veterans as first-class citizens and in granting advanced education, the Bill inspired them to become the active participants thanks to whom memberships in civic organizations soared and levels of political activity peaked. Mettler probes how this landmark law produced such a civic renaissance. Most fundamentally, she discovers, it communicated to veterans that government was for and about people like them, and they responded in turn. In our current age of rising inequality and declining civic engagement, Soldiers to Citizens offers critical lessons about how public programs can make a difference.

Handbook on Journalism Ethics

Journalism Practice & Training-- African Case Studies

Author: Berendien Bos,Montgomery Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalistic ethics

Page: 305

View: 1622

Die Gegen-Demokratie

Politik im Zeitalter des Misstrauens

Author: Pierre Rosanvallon

Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS

ISBN: 3868549269

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 8202

Obgleich das demokratische Ideal uneingeschränkt bejaht wird, stehen die Systeme, die sich auf das Ideal berufen, immer heftiger in der Kritik. Doch diese Differenz ist nicht so neu, wie sie scheint: Historisch betrachtet ist die Demokratie immer schon als Versprechen und Problem zugleich in Erscheinung getreten. Denn der Grundsatz, Regierungen durch den Wählerwillen zu legitimieren, ging stets mit Misstrauensbekundungen der Bürger gegenüber den etablierten Mächten einher. Die Gegen-Demokratie ist nicht das Gegenteil von Demokratie, sie ist Bestandteil der parlamentarisch-repräsentativen Demokratie, somit permanenter Ausdruck von Misstrauen gegenüber den gewählten Institutionen. Gleichzeitig ist sie aber auch Ausdruck des politischen Engagements der Bürger_innen jenseits der Wahlurnen. Der Begriff Gegen-Demokratie hebt das Widersprüchliche des Misstrauens hervor, das einerseits die Wachsamkeit der Bürger_innen fördert und auf diese Weise dazu beiträgt, die staatlichen Instanzen für gesellschaftliche Forderungen empfänglicher zu machen, das andererseits aber auch destruktive Formen von Ablehnung und Verleumdung begünstigen kann. Das heißt: Die Gegen-Demokratie bestätigt nicht nur, sie kann auch widersprechen. Rosanvallon entfaltet die verschiedenen Aspekte von Gegen-Demokratie und schreibt ihre Geschichte. Nicht zuletzt plädiert er dafür, die ständige Rede von der Politikverdrossenheit zu überdenken. Denn es ist eher von einem Wandel als von einem Niedergang des bürgerschaftlichen Engagements zu sprechen. Verändert haben sich lediglich das Repertoire, die Träger und die Ziele des politischen Ausdrucks. Die Bürger_innen haben inzwischen viele Alternativen zum Wahlzettel, um ihre Sorgen und Beschwerden zu artikulieren. Die politische Form der Gegen-Demokratie sollte im Diskurs der Politikverdrossenheit nicht unterschätzt, sondern aktiv genutzt werden.

Die Entzauberung partizipativer Demokratie

Zur Rolle der Zivilgesellschaft bei der Demokratisierung von EU-Governance

Author: Beate Kohler-Koch,Christine Quittkat,Christina Altides,Vanessa Buth

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593392933

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

View: 5968

Die partizipative Demokratie, also das Regieren gemeinsam mit der Zivilgesellschaft, ist ein Kernpunkt der europäischen Verfassung. Die Autorinnen untersuchen diesen Anspruch auf Bürgernähe empirisch, analysieren, auf welche Weise die zivilgesellschaftliche Einbindung tatsächlich erfolgt, und prüfen, inwieweit die politische Praxis das Qualitätsmerkmal "partizipative Demokratie" verdient.

People & Politics in Urban America

Author: Robert W. Kweit,Mary G. Kweit

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135640297

Category: Political Science

Page: 470

View: 3211

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Poles among Europeans

Author: Aleksandra Jasińska-Kania,Mirosława Marody,Uniwersytet Warszawski. Instytut Socjologii

Publisher: Scholar Books

ISBN: 9788373830455

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 7562