[LINK] e-government and open government

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Thu Mar 3 14:16:46 AEDT 2011

On 2/Feb/2011 Marghanita posted a call for chapters for a book 
"Enterprise Architecture and Connected E-Government: Practices and 
Innovations", a book by Dr. Pallab Saha, National University of 
Singapore, Institute of Systems Science.

I responded and my proposal for a chapter has been accepted. The chapter 
is “A Problem Oriented Enterprise Architecture approach applied to 
Wicked Problems”.

The reason for this posting is so that I can clarify the difference 
between e-government and open government, at least as accepted in 
Australia, as I wish to put my chapter in an Australian context.

I've been to
which URL seems to equate e-government and open government, or at least 
makes open government a subset of e-government.

I've also had a look at Kate Lundy's Citizen-Centric services page 
(thanks, again Marghanita), which also seems to equate e-government with 
open government.

However, looking at the three pillars of open government, I'm not 
convinced it's what I'd call e-government. In fact participatory 
government, one of the pillars is a disaster waiting to happen (it's 
happened in California, and I'd rather it didn't happen here)

So, I'm confused. Can someone explain to me the difference (if any) 
between e-government and open government, in the Australian political 



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email:	 brd at iimetro.com.au
website: www.drbrd.com

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