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Fwd: what do you mean, e-gov?

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:46:55 +0100
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To: "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
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From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: what do you mean, e-gov?
To: Mick Phythian <mick.phythian@gmail.com>


Mick

In the definition below, I am particularly interested in the word
*transformation.  *
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The question could be formulated as:
how do bring transformation of traditional governance (from closed,
secretive, self serving, corruption prone self established elites) to
 e-governance (assuming we establish among the principles of self
governance: opennes, transparency, serving the common good, accountable and
participative)

Since you have a Phd on the subject, could it be a good idea if you started
an essay on the topic, and get others to chip in?
*
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*Cheers*
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*PDM
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On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 11:53 PM, Mick Phythian <mick.phythian@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
> Internet”.
>
> 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
>
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> 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
>>
>> PDM
>>
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> Mick Phythian PhD
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> http://greatemancipator.com
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