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Volume 15 Issue 2 / Mar 2017  pp57‑154

Editor: Carl Erik Moe

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Editorial for EJEG Volume 15 Issue 2  pp57‑58

Carl Erik Moe

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E‑Gov Development in Africa  pp59‑62

Alain Ducass

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Citizen‑centric Perspective on the Adoption of E‑Government in the Philippines  pp63‑83

Aldwin Uy Urbina, Naoya Abe

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Factors Affecting the Adoption of e‑Government in Kuwait: A Qualitative Study  pp84‑102

Hussain Alenezi, Ali Tarhini, Ra'ed Masa'deh, Ali Alalwan, Nabeel Al-Qirim

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Which Factors Can Affect e‑Public Procurement Adoption by Private Firms? The Case of Belgium  pp103‑115

Mohamad Amin Alomar, Christian de Visscher

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From Assumptions to Artifacts: Unfolding e‑participation within Multi‑level Governance  pp116‑129

Somya Joshi, Uta Wehn

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The role of technological innovation within the context of governance processes is often embraced with rhetorical enthusiasm and seen as a de facto enabler for democratic decision‑making. Underpinning this enthusiasm is the leap of faith made from transparency to trust, from complexity to coherence. The belief that using new tools for e‑participation can generate dramatic transformation in public sector redesign and result in societal benefits is heralded as a shift towards public innovation. It is precisely this belief that we examine in this paper. We start our investigation by providing a conceptualization of what e‑participation means within the context of multi‑level governance. By using a cross case comparison of two European research projects, we provide an empirical base upon which we can examine the process of e‑participation and the implications of digital e‑participation tools for various levels of governance and public accountability. Furthermore we provide an interdisciplinary contribution in understanding the gap between what technological innovation makes possible and the acceptance or openness on the part of decision makers to embrace citizen input within policy processes. 


Keywords: Social Sensors, Open Governance, Crowdsourcing, e-participation, Trust


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Systematic Literature Review on Enterprise Architecture in the Public Sector  pp130‑154

Dinh Duong Dang, Samuli Pekkola

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