[LINK] Australian E-government Case Studies
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Dec 2 14:34:35 EST 2004
At 12:00 PM 2/12/2004, Tom wrote:
> Greetings from the half day AGIMO Seminar on "Facilitation
> of multi-agency and whole-of-government service delivery: case
> studies in e-government".. one of their excellent series of seminars
> on e-Government.
Thanks for this, Tom ..
Obviously fair progress, as far as it goes. But .. would you agree
that we are, "adapting new communication technologies to existing
missions and agendas" thus far .. as well typified in these seminars?
Was there a feeling that more is possible / desirable? For example:
The Network-Empowered Citizen
By: Professor Stephen Coleman
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
The following is the introduction of a paper by Professor Stephen
Coleman which explores how new forms of political expression are
taking place, with the internet as their central organising tool.
"E-democracy has tended to be associated with uses of the Internet
to modernise top-down political institutions and processes, such as
government consultations, MP and party web sites, electioneering
and Internet voting.
By thus institutionalising the interactive potential of the Internet,
politicians, parties and governments have been accused of merely
adapting 'new communication technologies to their existing missions
In this paper we explore the potential of e-democracy to empower
grass- root civic networks, augment social capital and cultivate
incipient institutions of co-governance."
Seems to me that we at least need local resources. For eg ...
1 'Harvard's Kennedy School of Government's new online portal
creating access to successful government innovations. The first
of its kind, <http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/> is designed to
inform and connect national, state and local level policy-makers'
2. 'The "Journal of E-Government" Charter Issue is now available.
The Journal examines how governments and government agencies
around the world are utilizing new information and communication
technology. Journal of E-Government: http://www.egovjournal.com
BA (Media Studies etc)
MEd (Information Technology)
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