Comparative Perspectives on E-Government: Serving Today and Building for Tomorrow

Comparative Perspectives on E-Government: Serving Today and Building for Tomorrow

by Peter Hernon
     
 

In the 1990s, many governments began to use information and communications technologies, especially Internet applications, to improve the efficiency and economy of government operations and to provide their citizens, the business community, and government officials with information and services. The goal of e-government is to become entrenched in the everyday lives

Overview

In the 1990s, many governments began to use information and communications technologies, especially Internet applications, to improve the efficiency and economy of government operations and to provide their citizens, the business community, and government officials with information and services. The goal of e-government is to become entrenched in the everyday lives of these people so that they become reliant on Internet access to government. Comparative Perspectives on E-government draws upon the expertise of its contributors, who have conducted research and policy analyses related to government information policy and e-government, and who have published previously in these areas. The focus of coverage is on five countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and topical issues such as the digital divide, the balance between access and security in the aftermath of 9-11, trust in government, the citizen's perspective on e-government, and the evaluation of government Web sites. The book addresses the need to understand the phenomenon of e-government better—its development, mission and goals, success in achieving those goals, and future plans—extending an inquiry to both developed and developing countries. An additional need for detailed cross-country analyses and comparisons, introduced here, is also addressed.

Editorial Reviews

Reference and Research Book News
The concern here is not whether citizens, businesses, and government officials should become reliant on Internet access to government, but the obstacles to that goal and how they may be most effectively overcome. Researchers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, and the US discuss such aspects as the digital divide, the balance between access and security after 9/11, trust in government, citizens' perspectives, and the evaluation of government Web sites.
August 2006 Reference and Research Book News
The concern here is not whether citizens, businesses, and government officials should become reliant on Internet access to government, but the obstacles to that goal and how they may be most effectively overcome. Researchers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, and the US discuss such aspects as the digital divide, the balance between access and security after 9/11, trust in government, citizens' perspectives, and the evaluation of government Web sites.
The Electronic Library
...this is an outstanding contribution to a rapidly developing area of research.
Australian Academic & Research Libraries
...an interesting study...
College & Research Libraries
Comparative Perspectives on E-government collects for its readers, in one volume, the thoughtful analysis of the discourse of information policy most important to researchers. It is a wonderful entrance into a developing political institution.
Journal of Information, Technology & Politics - Eric E. Otenyo
This edited volume brings fresh research perspectives on comparative e-government. The authors provide in-depth anaylses of the evolution, nature, and emerging impact of e-government on public service....The authors do a superb job of describing how public institutions provide and regulate e-governments.
Journal Of Information Technology and Politics
This edited volume brings fresh research perspectives on comparative e-government. The authors provide in-depth anaylses of the evolution, nature, and emerging impact of e-government on public service....The authors do a superb job of describing how public institutions provide and regulate e-governments.
— Eric E. Otenyo, Northern Arizona University
Electronic Library
...this is an outstanding contribution to a rapidly developing area of research.
College & Research Libraries (C&RL)
Comparative Perspectives on E-government collects for its readers, in one volume, the thoughtful analysis of the discourse of information policy most important to researchers. It is a wonderful entrance into a developing political institution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810857353
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/09/2006
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 10.34(h) x 1.37(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Hernon is a professor at Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He is the coeditor of Library & Information Science Research and founding editor of Government Information Quarterly. Rowena Cullen is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington, where she teaches in the Master of Information Management and Master of Library and Information Studies programs. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of E-Government, Health Information and Libraries Journal, Journal of Academic Librarianship, Performance Measurement and Metrics, Education for Information, and LibRes. Harold C. Relyea is a specialist in American National Government with the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress.

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