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Title:Smart Governance: A Roadmap for Research and Practice
Author(s):Scholl, Hans J.; Scholl, Margit C.
Subject(s):electronic government
smart government
smart governance
open government
smart city
smart grids
electric mobility
ubiquitous high-speed connectivity
open data
big data
security and safety
administrative modernization
Abstract:In the early 21st century, societies and their governments around the world have been meeting unprecedented challenges, many of which surpass the capacities, capabilities, and reaches of their traditional institutions and their classical processes of governing. Among these challenges are the need for an accelerated transition of the global economy from its current fossil fuel basis to renewable energies, the so-called post-carbon era also known as the third industrial revolution, the containment and reduction of government spending and debt financing, the increasing rapidity of market changes, and the expanding lag of timely interventions via traditional lawmaking and government action. While upholding the proven principles of Western democracy, democratic self-governance in 21st century market economies apparently needs to develop new institutional formats and novel mechanisms for staying abreast with the systemic dynamics of a tightly interconnected global society. We claim that actionable and omnipresent information along with its underlying technologies are substantial prerequisites and backbones for developing models of smart (democratic) governance, which foster smart, open, and agile governmental institutions as well as stakeholder participation and collaboration on all levels and in all branches of the governing process. We present and discuss an agenda for research and practice, which advances the concept of smart, open, and participatory government of the 21st century.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Scholl, H. J., & Scholl, M. C. (2014). Smart Governance: A Roadmap for Research and Practice. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 163–176). doi:10.9776/14060
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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