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Volume 3 Issue 2, Issue on e-Democracy / Oct 2005  pp59‑98

Editor: Mary Griffiths

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Experimenting with Electronic Voting Registration: The Case of Belgium  pp59‑62

Bruno de Vuyst, Alea M. Fairchild

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Shaping Policy Discourse in the Public Sphere: Evaluating Civil Speech in an Online Consultation  pp63‑72

Christie Hurrell

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The Ethical Problem of Framing e‑Government in Terms of e‑Commerce  pp73‑82

Bernd Carsten Stahl

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A Prospective View of e‑Government in the European Union  pp83‑90

Clara Centeno, Rene van Bavel, Jean-Claude Burgelman

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Emerging trends in Europe suggest that current thinking on e‑Government, focusing on greater quality and efficiency in public services should be reviewed, especially when taking a European and prospective approach. The paper proposes a prospective view, which defines e‑Government in the EU as a tool for better government in its broadest sense. It places e‑Government at the core of public management modernisation and reform, where technology is used as a strategic tool to modernise structures, processes, regulatory frameworks, human resources and the culture of public administrations to provide better government, and ultimately increased public value. According to this view, e‑ Government needs to be more knowledge‑based, user‑centric, distributed, and networked. 


Keywords: e-Government, public value, knowledge creation, knowledge use, user-centric government, user participation, public -- private partnerships, networked government


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Using Business Process Re‑engineering (BPR) for the Effective Administration of Electronic Voting  pp91‑98

Alexandros Xenakis, Ann Macintosh

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