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Volume 13 Issue 1 / Nov 2015  pp1‑76

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Editorial  pp1‑2

Frank Bannister

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Modeling and Illustrating Requirement Prioritization in Public E‑Service Development From a Value‑Based Perspective  pp3‑17

Anders Avdic, Thomas Lambrinos

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Exploring the Challenges Of M‑Government Adoption in Saudi Arab ia  pp18‑27

Anan Alssbaiheen, Dr. Steve Love

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A Critical Analysis of E‑government Evaluation Models at National and Local Municipal Levels  pp28‑42

Dalal Ibrahem Zahran, Hana Abdullah Al-Nuaim, Malcolm John Rutter, David Benyon

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Reflections on E‑rulemaking: Challenges, Limitations and Unrealistic Expectations  pp43‑55

Ann Marie Johnson, Alexandru Roman

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Abstract: In 2002 the cross‑agency e‑government initiative was established, quickly followed by the d‑rulemaking program. Excitement over digital opportunities from information communication technology (ITC) for citizens to participate in the agency ru lemaking process has however been met with a mixed response. In this essay we review popular thought surrounding technology and democratic participation, explain e‑rulemaking and explore whether e‑rulemaking has led to greater meaningful participation. Factors such as the timing of the comments, administrative restraints in analyzing the comments and characteristics of the participants themselves are examined. We explain e‑rulemaking and discuss this relatively new area of literature while critically ex amining the premise that e‑rulemaking will lead to meaningful participation and engagement. In particular, we focus on the period of time from 2003 when the eRulemaking Program Management Office Launched the website. Here we pose the follo wing questions: Will greater access to the comment process in agency rulemaking increase the number of views expressed and improve the quality of the regulatory framework; and what will be the effect on democracy? 


Keywords: Keywords: E-rulemaking: Challenges, Limitations and Unrealistic Expectations


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Envisioning e‑Justice for Criminal Justice Chain in Finland  pp56‑66

Iina Aaltonen, Jari Laarni, Karo Tammela

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eGovernment on Twitter: The Use of Twitter by the Saudi Authorities  pp67‑73

Abdulrahman Alasem

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Enacting e‑Government Success: An Integrative Study of Government‑wide Website, Organizational Capabilities and Institutions  pp74‑76

Frank Bannister

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