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The Digital Citizen: New Directions for Citizen-centric Government and Democracy

The Digital Citizen: New Directions for Citizen-centric Government and Democracy
Miriam Lips

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E-Government, or the introduction, management and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the public sector, has the ability to transform relationships between governments and citizens. In the digital age, policy makers and government officials have acknowledged that e-government is crucial to achieving important policy aims such as more effective and cost-efficient government, enhanced public participation and trust, and good governance. E-Government can enable governments to fundamentally redesign their relationships with citizens and adopt a 'citizen-centric' rather than agency-centred approach. This applies not only to technical or organisational design issues, but also to the protection of democratic citizen rights like equality, privacy, security and political participation in emerging e-government relationships. In this timely and important book, Miriam Lips presents the first systematic study on the citizen's perspective of its emerging ICT-facilitated relationships with government agencies, and their implications.

She explores the needs in governance and democratic design of e-government relationships not only from the e-government user's perspective but, more powerfully, from a perspective of the 'whole citizen'.

Author Info

Miriam Lips is the first Professor of E-Government at Victoria University of Wellington, with positions in the School of Information Management and the School of Government, and a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. She is on the editorial board of the journals 'Information, Communication and Society', 'Online Information Review'and 'Information Polity', for which she is also the book review editor.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Series: International Library of Political Studies

ISBN: 9781845113032
Publication Date: 29 Apr 2013
Number of Pages: 256

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