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Ethical Problems for e‑Government: An Evaluative Framework  pp179-188

Hilary Mullen, David Sanford Horner

© Oct 2004 Volume 2 Issue 3, Editor: Frank Bannister, pp147 - 218

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This paper assesses the assertion that there is a lack of well understood and developed rules and models for ethical behaviour in e‑Government. A framework is proposed to evaluate the extent to which types of moral wrongdoing are related specifically to the technologies used. It identifies four categories of ethical issues: those related to electronic environments; those dependent on electronic environments; those determined by electronic environments; and those specific to electronic environments. Furthermore, it suggests the policy perspectives, which governments may need to consider.


Keywords: e-Government Democracy Ethics Information and Communication Technology Trust


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