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Volume 2 Issue 1 / Jul 2004  pp1‑74

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Scenarios of e‑Government in 2010 and implications for strategy design  pp1‑10

Georg Aichholzer

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The Influence of Perceived Characteristics of Innovating on e‑Government Adoption  pp11‑20

Lemuria Carter, France Belanger

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FRAMES — A Risk Assessment Framework for e‑Services  pp21‑30

Adrianos Evangelidis

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Developing Generic Shared Services for e‑Government  pp31‑38

Marijn Janssen, René Wagenaar

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Implementing e‑Government Services in East Africa: Assessing Status through Content Analysis of Government Websites  pp39‑54

Janet Kaaya

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MIDEM. Models for Interactive Decision Making  pp55‑64

Auli Keskinen

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This article is a broad reflection on e‑Democracy models used in several countries throughout the last 20 years. It is based on hands‑on experience gained through experiments and projects with local authorities conducted since the days of videotex. In essence, ICT can be utilised to radically transform the shape of political decision making into a citizen‑oriented vision. The realisation of this vision must involve the participation of people and continuous deliberation between citizens and political decision makers. Although e‑Democracy is considered a way for creating genuine dialogue between interest groups in a society in the future, the technology needs motivated communities to ensure self‑ governance is developed. If used properly ICT will transform our understanding of political action. 


Keywords: e-Democracy, decision making, ICT, deliberative poll, televote, electronic town meeting, funnel model, citizen jury, referendum


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When e‑Government is Opposed by Unwilling Clients; Case Studies on e‑Enforcement  pp65‑74

Marieke Koopmans-van Berlo, Hans de Bruijn

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