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Re: what do you mean, e-gov?

From: Mick Phythian <mick.phythian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:53:50 +0100
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To: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com
Cc: "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Having done a PhD on the area, the one I settled on was in a Canadian
report by Roy (2006, p.x), he further refines ‘e-government’ as “The
continuous innovation in the delivery of services, citizen participation,
and governance through the transformation of external and internal
relationships by the use of information  technology, especially the

Roy, J. (2006). *E-Government in Canada* (Reprinted 2008 ed.). Ottawa,
Canada: University of Ottawa.com

Best of a bad bunch!

Mick http://greatemancipator.com - still lurking

On 24 April 2012 20:09, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com> wrote:

> For those who have been around the last twenty years or any
> subset thereof, the question is not new. We each seem to
> use the same word with different meanings (anyone else laughing
> hysterically at this point?)
> I was recently giving a talk and providing my own definition(s), and would
> have liked
> to point to the W3C definition of egov. But I could not remember whether
> we agreed on one, and where it can be accessed.  Admittedly I have been
> away a lot lately.
> For example,  for me egovernance applies to both
> the governance of civil society institutions (presumably the governance
> democratic institutions that are ruled by first principles, and the
> universal declaration of human rights, although in reality there may not be
> many governments that do so), as well as the governance of online
> communities, whereby the information and decisions are mediated by online
> technologies, or something like that. But not sure if this has been
> discussed
> I do not remember any such discussions on list. Is it my memory failing me
> again?
> Any threads/uri's someone could kindly repost if these questions have
> already been asked?
> if not, i would invite the IG Chairs to start off with some proposed
> definitions, either on list or on wiki page possibly one for each term in
> our shared vocabulary, (wiki? url......), then  members (other than pure
> lurkers) could introduce themseles and get their active participation in the
> group going by entering their own definitions/variations, with possibly a
> link to their profile
> so that we can start getting to know each other meaningfully?:-)
> sincerely

Mick Phythian PhD

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