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Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:55:28 +1100 (EST)
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Subject: [Gov2.0Australia] Fwd: Call for Book Chapters - E-Governance and 
Civic Engagement
From:    "Matt Moore" <innotecture@gmail.com>
Date:    Mon, February 22, 2010 7:59 am
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From: Aroon Manoharan <apm750@YAHOO.COM>
Date: February 22, 2010 5:27:30 AM GMT+11:00
Subject: [SOCNET] Call for Book Chapters - E-Governance and Civic Engagement
Reply-To: Aroon Manoharan <apm750@YAHOO.COM>

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Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010
E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy
A book edited by
Dr. Aroon Manoharan and Dr. Marc Holzer

To be published by IGI Global:

Governments across the world are rapidly transforming to Internet to
provide public services and public administrators are increasingly
implementing various strategies to enable this transformation. The
move towards e-governance not only impacts the efficiency and
effectiveness of public service but also has the potential to
transform the nature of government interactions with both individuals
and businesses. E-governance includes both e-government (delivery of
public service) and e-democracy (citizen participation in governance).
In the development of e-democracy, information disclosures and two-way
communication are prerequisites for establishing and sustaining a high
quality of political debate. The Internet is also a convenient
mechanism through which government can conduct citizen-participation
exercises with the potential to decentralize decision-making. The use
of information and communication technology also facilitates effective
public reporting by the government to ensure an informed citizenry.

Objective of the Book
The proposed publication will focus on how governments across the
world engage their citizens online and the resulting impact on
citizens. The book will consist of chapters from academicians and
practitioners on online civic engagement that specifically examine how
e-governance facilitates – online public reporting by governments to
their citizens, online citizen participation in decision-making and
citizen satisfaction with e-governance. The book will focus on issues
and challenges involving adoption and implementation of online civic
engagement initiatives globally, and will help guide governments in
their transformation to e-governance.

Target Audience
The prospective audience for the edited book will be academicians,
practitioners, and government officials primarily in the information
technology and e-governance field across the world. Another audience
would be scholars and practitioners from the fields of civic
engagement, performance management, public relations, and related
fields. The publication will be used in academic libraries, and will
form part of the curriculum for courses relating to e-governance,
civic engagement, citizen participation, public relations, and
performance measurement among others. In addition to existing
publications, the proposed book will provide a unique focus on public
reporting/e-reporting and citizen satisfaction with online governance
along with online citizen participation.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Online Civic Engagement
- Online Decision Making
- E-Participation and E-Deliberation
- E-Governance and Citizen Trust
- Online Privacy/Security
- E-Governance and Digital Divide
- Accessibility and Usability Issues
- Performance Measurement Indicators
- E-Governance and Citizen Satisfaction
- E-Reporting and Performance Reporting
- E-Governance and Public Relations
- Transparency Issues in E-Governance
- Accountability Issues in E-Governance
- E-Petition and E-Rulemaking
- Electronic Voting/Opinion Polls
- Online Political Activism
- Online networks and social capital
- Web 2.0
- Non Internet-based Technology
- Mobile Government
- Customer Relationship Management
- Open Source Solutions
- Comparative E-Governance

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March
15, 2010, a 1-2 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission
and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted
proposals will be notified by April 1, 2010 about the status of their
proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to
be submitted by July 15, 2010. All submitted chapters will be reviewed
on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to
serve as reviewers for this project.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea
Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference”
(formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science
Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science
Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the
publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is
anticipated to be released in 2011.

Important Dates
March 15, 2010:                 Proposal Submission Deadline
April 1, 2010:                  Notification of Acceptance
July 15, 2010:                  Full Chapter Submission
September 30, 2010:             Review Results Returned
November 30, 2010:              Final Chapter Submission
December 30, 2010:              Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to:
Dr. Aroon Manoharan
Department of Political Science
302 Bowman Hall
Kent State University, Kent OH 44242 USA
Fax: 330-672-3362

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Matt Moore
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