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: 699

"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.

Active Citizen Participation in E-Government: A Global Perspective

A Global Perspective

Author: Manoharan, Aroon

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466601175

Category: Political Science

Page: 649

View: 5878

"This book focuses on the issues and challenges involving adoption and implementation of online civic engagement initiatives globally and will serve as a valuable guide to governments in their efforts to enable active citizen participation"--Provided by publisher.

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: 5713

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: 1693

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: 4792

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.

Citizen Voices

Performing Public Participation in Science and Environment Communication

Author: Louise Phillips,Anabela Carvalho,Julie Doyle

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841506214

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

View: 4375

This book concentrates exclusively on the dialogic turn in the governance of science and the environment. The starting point for this book is the dialogic turn in the production and communication of knowledge in which practices claiming to be based on principles of dialogue and participation have spread across diverse social fields. As in other fields of social practice in the dialogic turn, the model of communication underpinning science and environmental governance is dialogue in which scientists and citizens engage in mutual learning on the basis of the different knowledge forms that they b.

Examining Developments and Applications of Wearable Devices in Modern Society

Author: Delabrida Silva, Saul Emanuel,Rabelo Oliveira, Ricardo Augusto,Loureiro, Antonio Alfredo Ferreira

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522532919

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 2888

Wearable technology can range anywhere between activity trackers to prosthetics. These new advancements are continuously progressing and becoming a part of daily life. Examining Developments and Applications of Wearable Devices in Modern Society is a pivotal reference source for the most innovative research on the expansion of wearable computing and technology. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as stroke monitoring, augmented reality, and cancer detection, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the challenges and benefits of the latest wearable devices.

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: 1640

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.


A Group Decision and Negotiation Perspective

Author: David Rios Insua,Simon French

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048190454

Category: Mathematics

Page: 364

View: 6898

Internet is starting to permeate politics much as it has previously revolutionised education, business or the arts. Thus, there is a growing interest in areas of e-government and, more recently, e-democracy. However, most attempts in this field have just envisioned standard political approaches facilitated by technology, like e-voting or e-debating. Alternatively, we could devise a more transforming strategy based on deploying web based group decision support tools and promote their use for public policy decision making. This book delineates how this approach could be implemented. It addresses foundations, basic methodologies, potential implementation and applications, together with a thorough discussion of the many challenging issues. This innovative text will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of e-government, e-democracy and e-participation and research in decision analysis, negotiation analysis and group decision support.

Handbook of Research on E-Government Readiness for Information and Service Exchange: Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies

Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies

Author: Rahman, Hakikur

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605666726

Category: Political Science

Page: 588

View: 1708

"This book assists its readers in formulation of ICT strategies for developing efficient and effective government systems and at the same time, acknowledge the importance of e-governance for building institutions to achieve transparency and accountability, and eventually democratic governance"--Provided by publisher.

Digital Divide

Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide

Author: Pippa Norris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

View: 5847

There is widespread concern that the explosive growth of the Internet is exacerbating existing inequalities between the information rich and poor. Digital Divide sets out to examine the evidence for access and use of the Internet in 179 nations across the world. A global divide is evident between industrialized and developing societies. A social divide is apparent between rich and poor within each nation. And within the online community, evidence for a democratic divide is emerging between those who do and do not use Internet resources to engage, mobilize and participate in public life.

Civil Society and Health

Contributions and Potential

Author: Scott L. Greer,Matthias Wismar,Monika Kosinska,Gabriele Pastorino

Publisher: Euro Publication

ISBN: 9789289050432

Category: Medical

Page: 195

View: 2703

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can make a vital contribution to public health and health systems, but harnessing their potential is complex in a Europe where government-CSO relations vary so profoundly. This study is intended to outline some of the challenges and assist policy-makers in furthering their understanding of the part CSOs can play in tandem and alongside government. To this end it analyzes existing evidence and draws on a set of seven thematic chapters and six mini case studies. They examine experiences from Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, the Russian Federation, Slovenia, Turkey and the European Union and make use of a single assessment framework to understand the diverse contexts in which CSOs operate. The evidence shows that CSOs are ubiquitous, varied and beneficial, and the topics covered in this study reflect such diversity of aims and means: anti-tobacco advocacy, food banks, refugee health, HIV/AIDS prevention and cure, and social partnership. CSOs make a substantial contribution to public health and health systems with regards to policy development, service delivery and governance. This includes evidence provision, advocacy, mobilization, consensus building, provision of medical services and of services related to the social determinants of health, standard setting, self-regulation and fostering social partnership. However, in order to engage successfully with CSOs, governments do need to make use of adequate tools and create contexts conducive to collaboration. To guide policy-makers working with CSOs through such complications, and help avoid some potential pitfalls, the book outlines a practical framework for such collaboration. This suggests identifying key CSOs in a given area; clarifying why there should be engagement with civil society; being realistic as to what CSOs can or will achieve; and an understanding of how CSOs can be helped to deliver.

E-Governance in Africa, from Theory to Action

A Handbook on ICTs for Local Governance

Author: Gianluca Misuraca

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552503690

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 7219

Integrating information and communication technologies (ICTs) into governance processes can greatly enhance the delivery of public services to all citizens. ICT integration will not only improve the performance of governance systems, it will also transform relationships amongst stakeholders, thereby influencing policymaking processes and regulatory frameworks. In the developing world, however, the potential of ICTs for effective governance remains largely unexplored and unexploited. This book presents the context, theory, and current thinking on the interaction between ICTs and local governance, particularly in Africa. It discusses the shift from OC governmentOCO to OC e-governance, OCO describes the role of local-level authorities, and presents the benefits and limitations of introducing ICTs in government operations. Case studies from Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda describe local governance/ICTs projects executed by civil society organizations, academic institutions, and government authorities. Drawing from the findings in these case studies and from the introductory research and original conceptual framework, the book presents a series of conclusions and recommendation on the future of effective ICTs use for better governance and improved economic development at the local level. This book will be of interest to professionals, practitioners, and policy advisors at local and national government levels in developing countries (particularly in Africa); international organizations staff, bilateral aid agencies, international financial institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector; researchers, academics, students, and professors of public administration and governance in Africa and throughout the world."

E-Governance for Smart Cities

Author: T. M. Vinod Kumar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9812872876

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

View: 2911

This book highlights the electronic governance in a smart city through case studies of cities located in many countries. “E-Government” refers to the use by government agencies of information technologies (such as Wide Area Networks, the Internet, and mobile computing) that have the ability to transform relations with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. These technologies can serve a variety of different ends: better delivery of government services to citizens, improved interactions with business and industry, citizen empowerment through access to information, or more efficient government management. The resulting benefits are less corruption, increased transparency, greater convenience, revenue growth, and/or cost reductions. The book is divided into three parts. • E-Governance State of the Art Studies of many cities • E-Governance Domains Studies • E-Governance Tools and Issues

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: 9504

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.

Cases on Public Information Management and E-Government Adoption

Author: Reddick, Christopher G.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466609826

Category: Political Science

Page: 522

View: 8148

"This book provides real world examples of the successes and pitfalls faced by public sector organizations, including coverage of the process of adopting technology from the perspective of complicated social, practical, administrative, cultural, and legal pitfalls and opportunities"--Provided by publisher.

Governance for Health in the 21st Century

Author: Ilona Kickbusch,David Gleicher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789289002745

Category: Education

Page: 122

View: 9810

Governance for health describes the attempts of governments and other actors to steer communities, whole countries or even groups of countries in the pursuit of health as integral to well-being. This study tracks recent governance innovations to address the priority determinants of health and categorizes them into five strategic approaches to smart governance for health. It relates the emergence of joint action by the health sector and non-health sectors, by public and private actors and by citizens, all of whom have an increasing role to play in achieving seminal changes in 21st-century societies.

Building Trust in Government

Innovations in Governance Reform in Asia

Author: G. Shabbir Cheema,Vesselin Popovski

Publisher: Trends & Innovations in Govern


Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 8726

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.

E-Government in Kazakhstan

A Case Study of Multidimensional Phenomena

Author: Maxat Kassen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131540057X

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

View: 7846

Of the retrospective analysis: key findings4 A content analysis of key e-government projects in Kazakhstan; Introduction: e-government as a multi-compositional platform; The e-government projects in Kazakhstan: realizing the multidimensional nature of the phenomena; The E-Application Project: de-bureaucratizing public administration; The e-procurement project: ensuring transparency in public spending; The E-Appointment Platform: e-bureaucracy again?; The E-Licensing Project: digitizing the licensing business; The E-Payment Platform: creating a public e-commerce system.