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Public Administration and Information Technology

Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance

Political, Policy and Management Implications

Editors: Reddick, Christopher G., Aikins, Stephen K. (Eds.)

  • Brings together international scholars to provide the theoretical and practical contexts for understanding the nature of Web 2.0 technologies
  • Examines the impact of Web 2.0 applications on politics, policy and public management
  • Provides a much-needed resource for policy-makers setting policy goals and developing Web 2.0 strategies that initiate new interactive ways of policy-making, improve data and information management, and stimulate the development and use of knowledge for effective public management
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Web 2.0 has become the buzz word for describing social media available on the Internet, such as blogs, photo and file sharing systems and social networking sites. These Web 2.0 applications are rapidly transforming citizen-citizen and citizen-government interactions in a manner not seen before. In recognition of these trends, governments are already taking a very close look at Web 2.0 and online communities in order to leverage them for designing products and services and for providing citizen services. This book brings together international scholars to provide the theoretical and practical contexts for understanding the nature of Web 2.0 technologies and their impact on political, public policy and management processes, and to explore how best Web 2.0 applications can be leveraged and aligned with the strategic goals of government organizations to add value and ensure effective governance. Drawing from experiences from countries around the globe, the book provides the theoretical context of the potential for Web 2.0 applications to transform government services, as well as practical examples of leading public sector institutions that have attempted to use Web 2.0 applications to enhance government operations, policy making and administration. There are three parts to the book, namely 1) Perspectives on Web 2.0 and Democratic Governance, 2) The Political, Policy and Management Impacts of Web 2.0 in Government, and 3) Leveraging Web 2.0 Applications for Effective Governance. This book differs from existing edited books on Web 2.0 technologies that focus primarily on politics and e-democracy because it examines the impact of the applications on politics, policy and public management. The book contributes toward the literature by filling the existing void and expanding knowledge in the field of public administration and policy, making it of interest to both academics and policy-makers.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance

    Reddick, Christopher G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Information Policy and Social Media: Framing Government—Citizen Web 2.0 Interactions

    Jaeger, Paul T. (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • Microblogging: An Analysis of Government Issued Policies and Best Practices

    Webb, Paula Lenor

    Pages 27-40

  • The Use of Web 2.0 to Transform Public Services Delivery: The Case of Spain

    Caba Pérez, Carmen (et al.)

    Pages 41-61

  • Toward a Gov 2.0 Society for All: European Strategies for Public Service Delivery

    Gardini, Silvia (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1448-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1447-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9284-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance
Book Subtitle
Political, Policy and Management Implications
Editors
  • Christopher G. Reddick
  • Stephen K. Aikins
Series Title
Public Administration and Information Technology
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1448-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1448-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1447-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9284-0
Series ISSN
2512-1812
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 276
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