Public Administration and Information Technology

Blockchain and the Public Sector

Theories, Reforms, and Case Studies

Editors: Reddick, Christopher G., Rodríguez Bolívar, Manuel Pedro, Scholl, Hans Jochen (Eds.)

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  • Presents theoretical, empirical, experimental, and application-oriented research on blockchain in the public sector
  • Provides up-to-date information on important developments regarding blockchain in government around the world
  • Discusses potential challenges, benefits, regulations, frameworks, taxonomies, and applications of blockchain technologies in the public domain
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About this book

This book discusses blockchain technology and its potential applications in digital government and the public sector. With its robust infrastructure and append-only record system, blockchain technology is being increasingly employed in the public sector, specifically where trustworthiness and security are of importance. Written by leading scholars and practitioners, this edited volume presents challenges, benefits, regulations, frameworks, taxonomies, and applications of blockchain technology in the public domain.
Specifically, the book analyzes the implementation of blockchain technologies in the public sector and the potential reforms it would bring. It discusses emerging technologies and their role in the implementation of blockchain technologies in the public sector. The book details the role of blockchain in the creation of public value in the delivery of public sector services. The book analyzes effects, impacts, and outcomes from the implementation of blockchain technologies in the public sector in select case studies.
Providing up-to-date information on important developments regarding blockchain in government around the world, this volume will appeal to academics, researchers, policy-makers, public managers, international organizations, and technical experts looking to understand how blockchain can enhance public service delivery.

About the authors

Christopher G. Reddick is Professor in the Department of Public Administration within the College for Health, Community, & Policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. His research interests include big data and big data analytics in government, citizen-centric e-governance, social media policy and use in government and open data policy.

Manuel Pedro Rodríguez-Bolívar is Professor in Accounting at the University of Granada, Spain. He has authored numerous articles in international journals, author of full-length books published by the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Spain and editor of books in Springer.

Hans Jochen Scholl is a Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US. His research interests focus on understanding human-originated complex systems. He employs quantitative and qualitative approaches ranging from system dynamics to situational action analysis and action research among other methods.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Benefits and Challenges in Blockchain Regulatory Frameworks

    Pages 1-18

    Rodríguez Bolívar, Manuel Pedro (et al.)

  • Blockchain Technology as Information Infrastructure in the Public Sector

    Pages 19-46

    Ølnes, Svein (et al.)

  • Blockchain and Regional Workforce Development: Identifying Opportunities and Training Needs

    Pages 47-72

    Prager, Fynnwin (et al.)

  • Reconciling Blockchain with the GDPR: Insights from the German Asylum Procedure

    Pages 73-95

    Rieger, Alexander (et al.)

  • Blockchain Applications in the Public Sector: Investigating Seven Real-Life Blockchain Deployments and Their Benefits

    Pages 97-126

    Sobolewski, Maciej (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Blockchain and the Public Sector
Book Subtitle
Theories, Reforms, and Case Studies
Editors
  • Christopher G. Reddick
  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
  • Hans Jochen Scholl
Series Title
Public Administration and Information Technology
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55746-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55746-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55745-4
Series ISSN
2512-1812
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 238
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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