Empowering Open and Collaborative Governance

Technologies and Methods for Online Citizen Engagement in Public Policy Making

Editors: Charalabidis, Yannis, Koussouris, Sotirios (Eds.)

  • Summarizes the latest research findings such as theoretical foundations, principles, methodologies, architectures, and technical frameworks for e-Government and e-Participation
  • Provides a comprehensive view of political, legal, technical and user-oriented aspects of e-Governance  and Policy Modelling
  • Includes reviews, case reports and evaluations of international collaborative governance and on-line citizen engagement initiativesIncludes reviews, case reports and evaluations of international collaborative governance and on-line citizen engagement initiatives
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The use of information and communication technologies to support public administrations, governments and decision makers has been recorded for more than 20 years and dubbed e-Government. Moving towards open governance roadmaps worldwide, electronic participation and citizen engagement stand out as a new domain, important both for decision makers and citizens; and over the last decade, there have been a variety of related pilot projects and innovative approaches.

With contributions from leading researchers, Charalabidis and Koussouris provide the latest research findings such as theoretical foundations, principles, methodologies, architectures, technical frameworks, cases and lessons learnt within the domain of open, collaborative governance and online citizen engagement. The book is divided into three sections: Section one, “Public Policy Debate Foundations,” lays the foundations regarding processes and methods for scoping, planning, evaluating and transforming citizen engagement. The second section, “Information and Communication Technologies for Citizen Participation,” details practical approaches to designing and creating collaborative governance infrastructures and citizen participation for businesses and administrations. Lastly, the third section on “Future Research Directions of Open, Collaborative ICT-enabled Governance” provides a constructive critique of the developments in the past and presents prospects regarding future challenges and research directions.

The book is mainly written for academic researchers and graduate students working in the computer, social, political and management sciences. Its audience includes researchers and practitioners in e-Governance, public administration officials, policy and decision makers at the local, national and international level engaged in the design and creation of policies and services, and ICT professionals engaged in e-Governance and policy modelling projects and solutions.

About the authors

Yannis Charalabidis is an assistant professor at the University of the Aegean, in the area of e-Governance information systems, coordinating policy making, research and pilot application projects for governments and enterprises worldwide.  Over the last 15 years he has been the coordinator or technical leader in numerous European and national research projects in the areas of e-Business and e-Governance.  In addition, Yannis is a contributing member in several standardisation and technology policy committees. He publishes and teaches on government service systems, enterprise interoperability, government transformation and citizen participation; and he was the Best Paper Award winner of the EGOV 2008 Conference, Best e-Government Paper Nominee in the 42nd HICSS Conference, and 1st Prize Nominee in the 2009 European e-Government Awards.

Sotirios Koussouris holds a PhD in information systems and business process management and an MBA in techno-economic systems. He has over seven years of experience in information systems and telecommunication technologies with special skills in areas like e-Government technologies and applications, e-Participation, social media, and business process modelling. Over the last years, he has worked on numerous European and national projects on e-Government and e-Participation; and has published extensively on these topics in international journals and at conferences.

Reviews

"The collection of articles in this book covers the subject of empowering open and collaborative governance comprehensively and demonstrates the diversity of tools and methods, when tackling the issues and concerns in research and practice.  (…). It provides an important contribution for researchers of all forms of digital governance." From the foreword by Ann Macintosh, University of Leeds, UK


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Democratic Legitimacy and Recruitment Strategies in eParticipation Projects

    Karlsson, Martin

    Pages 3-20

  • Collaboration for Open Innovation Processes in Public Administrations

    Edelmann, Noella (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • An Integrated Methodology for the Evaluation of ePetitions

    Ergazakis, Kostas (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Assessing a Measurement Model for Digital Political Participation: A Multidisciplinary Point of View

    Marco, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

  • Online Engagement from the Grassroots: Reflecting on over a Decade of ePetitioning Experience in Europe and the UK

    Panagiotopoulos, Panagiotis (et al.)

    Pages 79-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Empowering Open and Collaborative Governance
Book Subtitle
Technologies and Methods for Online Citizen Engagement in Public Policy Making
Editors
  • Yannis Charalabidis
  • Sotirios Koussouris
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-27219-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27219-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-27218-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43876-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 298
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