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Volume 7 Issue 1 / Jan 2009  pp1‑122

Editor: Frank Bannister

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An Overview of e‑Government Metadata Standards and Initiatives based on Dublin Core  pp1‑10

Abdurrahman Alasem

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A Suggested Framework for Assessing Electronic Government Readiness in Egypt  pp11‑28

Nahed Amin Azab, Sherif Kamel, Georgios Dafoulas

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Business Rules in e‑Government Applications  pp29‑38

Flavio Corradini, Alberto Polzonetti, Oliviero Riganelli

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e‑Governmentality: On Electronic Administration in Local Government  pp39‑48

Katarina Giritli Nygren

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As a consequence of the advance of information technology into the realm of public administration, we are now faced with a potential increase in efficiency of a scope and power not previously seen. The intentional use of information technology to modernise the public sector goes internationally by the name of e‑Government. While e‑ Government's greatest impact thus far has been to promote customer satisfaction, its guiding spirit is more ambitious, with the fundamental reorganisation of the entire public sector in its sights. The overall purpose of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of how public administration at a local authority level adapts to impending e‑Government by considering the discourses that are manifested and how they are used to understand and legitimise electronic administration. The present study uses critical discourse analysis to shed light on those discursive orders that are revealed in the course of deliberations on electronic administration at the local government level. On the one hand, it is possible to see electronic administration as a refinement ‑ and a reform ‑ of a bureaucracy's techniques. On the other hand, it is equally possible to view it in the light of free market ideology. 


Keywords: e-Government, state management, public sector, critical discourse analysis, public administration, governmentality


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A Social Perspective on Implementation of e‑Government — a Longitudinal Study at the County Administration of Sweden  pp49‑60

Kerstin Grundén

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The Influence of Malaysian Telecenters on Community Building  pp61‑70

Zulkefli Ibrahim, Sulaiman Ainin

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Internet Voting, Turnout and Deliberation: A Study  pp71‑86

Michel Chevallier

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e‑Government and Technology Acceptance: The Case of the Implementation of Section 508 Guidelines for Websites  pp87‑98

Paul T. Jaeger, Miriam Matteson

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Citizens4Citizens: Mapping Participatory Practices on the Internet  pp99‑112

Albert Meijer, Nils Burger, Wolfgang Ebbers

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Examining the Barriers to e‑Government Adoption  pp113‑122

Richard W. Schwester

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