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Critical Factors in an Electronic Democracy: a Study of Municipal Managers  pp23-30

Tony Carrizales

© Apr 2008 Volume 6 Issue 1, Editor: Frank Bannister, pp1 - 64

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Amid the growing research of e‑Government, prominent e‑democracy practices have been regulated to sporadic, largely populated municipalities, throughout the world. This article examines the various factors that support and deter the practices of an electronic democracy. Factors which potentially challenge and support the progress of online democratic practices are explored. These factors include budgetary constraints, form of government, and ideological perspectives of municipal managers. Chief administrative officers were surveyed on their views of e‑ Government, with specific focus on the function of e‑democracy. The data reviews online practices of municipalities in New Jersey, and through ordinal regression it becomes evident what are some critical factors for the future potential of an e‑democratic society.


Keywords: e-democracy, e-Government, citizen participation, municipal managers


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Volume 6 Issue 1 / May 2008  pp1‑64

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Keywords: business process modeling, citizen participation, computer self-efficacy, continuance intention, customer orientation, e-democracy, e-government, electronic government, evaluation, IT project management, legal design, legal visualization, municipal managers, national culture, public value, recommendation, social value, stages of e-government evolution, technology acceptance model, trust, Web Measure Index


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