Toward e-public engagement: A review of public participation for government governance

Aham-Anyanwu, Nnanyelugo and Li, Honglei (2015) Toward e-public engagement: A review of public participation for government governance. In: International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, 13-16 December 2015, Fort Worth, Texas.

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Abstract

The e-public engagement plays more and more important roles in public decisionmaking process. It's essential to understand the current status, gaps, and future research directions for e-government platform design, particularly for the approaches to improve the interactive engagement with public opinions. This paper is a first attempt to review a series of literature on e-public engagement from an historical perspective by revisiting a series of concepts including the public sphere, the public engagement, the e-public sphere, and the e-public engagement. The concept of public engagement is thus clarified and the public needs framework is presented to clarify the need to re-design e-government platform contents to engage citizens in a more interactive approach. The review results of this paper suggest that a theoretical framework focusing on e-public engagement shall be investigated by future researchers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-participation, e-government, e-engagement, public sphere
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 09:56
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 09:56
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26820

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