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e-Citizens: Being Human in the Digital Age

e-Democracy

Toward a New Model of (Inter)active Society

Authors: Ronchi, Alfredo M.

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  • Explores the main elements of e-Democracy, the term normally used to describe the implementation of democratic government processes through electronic means
  • Provides insights into the main technological and human issues regarding governance, government, participation, inclusion, empowerment, public procurement and, last but not least, ethical and privacy issues
  • Includes a selection of success stories and failures that enable readers to identify the right approach to innovation in governmental e-Services
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This book explores the main elements of e-Democracy, the term normally used to describe the implementation of democratic government processes by electronic means. It provides insights into the main technological and human issues regarding governance, government, participation, inclusion, empowerment, procurement and, last but not least, ethical and privacy issues. Its main aim is to bridge the gap between technological solutions, their successful implementation, and the fruitful utilization of the main set of e-Services totally or partially delivered by governments or non-government organizations.
Today, various parameters actively influence e-Services’ success or failure: cultural aspects, organisational issues, bureaucracy and workflows, infrastructure and technology in general, user habits, literacy, capacity or merely interaction design. This includes having a significant population of citizens who are willing and able to adopt and use online services; as well as developing the managerial and technical capability to implement applications that meet citizens’ needs. This book helps readers understand the mutual dependencies involved; further, a selection of success stories and failures, duly commented on, enables readers to identify the right approach to innovation in governmental e-Services.
With its balanced humanistic and technological approach, the book mainly targets public authorities, decision-makers, stakeholders, solution developers, and graduate students.

About the authors

Alfredo M. Ronchi is a Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Secretary General and Head Representative of the MEDICI Foundation at ITU headquarters in Geneva and UNESCO IFAP, Director of the JRC S2D2 (Safety & Security), and former main representative of OCCAM at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva (1999-2016). He is a member emeritus of the WSA Board of Directors and President of eContentAwardItaly, member of the Scientific Committee of Global Forum (F-USA), Sacred World Foundation (India), Fondazione Nuove Comunicazioni (Italy) and coordinator of several international projects. He has collaborated with the Council of Europe, the World Bank, UNESCO, Austrian Ministry of Culture, Finnish Ministry of Culture, Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Culture Counts, Florence ‘99), and the Municipality of Christiansand (Norway). He has published more than 400 papers and books on e-Culture, e-Government, e-Learning (and other e-Services), and has been a (co-)organizer and programme chair for international conferences and workshops run by W3C, the ACM and IEEE.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01596-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01595-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
e-Democracy
Book Subtitle
Toward a New Model of (Inter)active Society
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01596-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01596-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01595-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 242
Number of Illustrations
26 illustrations in colour
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