Electronic Democracy and Electronic Governance.  Cover Image

Elektronikus demokrácia és elektronikus kormányzás. Lehetőségek és valóságok
Electronic Democracy and Electronic Governance.

Author(s): Balázs Kiss, Zsolt Boda, Kata Berta
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: MTA Politikai Tudományi Intézete

Summary/Abstract: Opportunities and Realities The paper gives an overview of the problems of electronic government. First it summarises the predictions different authors have raised since the beginning of the era Internet on the opportunities and threats the new medium entails. Afterwards a characteristic typology of electronic governance elaborated by Christine Bellamy is presented in order to let the reader see what kind of approaches to the use of the new medium in the relationship between the governments and the citizens have been produced so far. The more theoretical parts are followed by two surveys on the Hungarian situation in the middle of 2003. The first analyses the ways thirteen local governments designed and organized their portals and used them in the communications with the local communities and with the virtual guests. The second study, based on interviews with the staffs in charge of the portals of four local governments, focused on the back office conditions and the administrative past, present and future of electronic governance in the respective governments.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 255-276
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Hungarian