Online from: 2007
Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management
|Title:||E-participation in local governments: An examination of political-managerial support and impacts|
|Author(s):||Christopher Reddick, (Department of Public Administration, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA), Donald F. Norris, (Department of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA)|
|Citation:||Christopher Reddick, Donald F. Norris, (2013) "E-participation in local governments: An examination of political-managerial support and impacts", Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Vol. 7 Iss: 4, pp.453 - 476|
|Keywords:||E-democracy, E-government, E-participation|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/TG-02-2013-0008 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The authors wish to thank UMBC's Research Venture Fund and the College of Public Policy research grant at UTSA that enabled them to conduct the survey that produced the data on which this paper is based.|
Purpose – The purpose of this research is to examine factors that explain top governmental officials' support for e-participation in American local governments, and to examine the impacts of e-participation adoption on local governments in the USA.
Design/methodology/approach – This study utilizes a national survey of e-participation among US local governments, which examines factors that predict greater political-managerial support for e-participation and factors associated with positive impacts from e-participation.
Findings – This research found that demand was the most important factor predicting political-managerial support for e-participation and impacts.
Research limitations/implications – This study produced somewhat limited results partly because relatively few of the responding governments had adopted any significant number of e-participation activities. A second limitation is that the authors took a quantitative approach to e-participation supports and impacts, which did not enable them to tease out some of the more subtle nuisances of e-participation adoption and its impact on government. A third limitation is that the authors conducted the research only on governments at the local level in one nation.
Practical implications – Local governments should ensure top level (elected and appointed officials) support for e-participation for it to be successful. Citizen demand, formal planning, and taking e-participation are seriously also associated with adoption and positive impacts. So, local governments should consider these factors when developing e-participation.
Originality/value – This study is first to examine the impacts of e-participation adoption on local governments in the USA.
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