Electronic Governance and Electronic Democracy

Living and Working in the Wired World

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This book discusses: tools of electronic delivery of government services; modernizing government; E-citizen, E-business, E-government; applying knowledge management principles; becoming a wired nation; community access; lifelong learning; smart communities; cyberlaws and regulations; inter-agency co-ordination; electronic benefit transfer; web interactive network of government services; electronic democracy and the changing face of democracy; access, empowerment, governance in a wired world; advocacy on-line; tools; the lessons of experience. Includes case studies from Great Britain, Canada, USA, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.



Canada: connecting canadians in the wired world

On the North American Continent, Canada and the US both rank as major global leaders in the area of electronic government. Mexico, the third country on the continent and a struggling economy despite the North American Free Trade Agreement, has so far failed to develop a communications infrastructure capable of serving the public. As of 1997, Mexico had a teledensity of just 11 telephone lines per person and just over 140,000 Internet users among its 93 million people.


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