E-Participation in Smart Cities: Technologies and Models of Governance for Citizen Engagement

Public Administration and Information Technology

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This book analyzes e-participation in smart cities. In recent decades, information and communication technologies (ICT) have played a key role in the democratic political and governance process by allowing easier interaction between governments and citizens, and the increased ability of citizens to participate in the production chain of public services. E-participation plays and important role in the development of smart cities and smart communities , but it has not yet been extensively studied. This book fills that gap by combining empirical and theoretical research to analyze actual practices of citizen involvement in smart cities and build a solid framework for successful e-participation in smart cities. The book is divided into three parts. Part I discusses smart technologies and their role in improving e-participation in smart cities. Part II deals with models of e-participation in smart cities and the organization issues affecting the implementation of e-participation; these chapters analyze the efficiency of governance models in relation to the establishment of smart cities. Part III proposes incentives to motivate increased participation by governments and cititzenry within the smart cities context. Written by an international panel of experts and practitioners, this book will be a convenient source of information on e-participation in smart cities and will be valuable to academics, researchers, policy-makers, public managers, citizens, international organizations and anyone who has a stake in enhancing citizen engagement in smart cities.

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Prof. Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar is Professor in Accounting at the University of Granada. He has authored numerous articles in international journals, among them we can highlight Public Money & Management, Government Information Quarterly, Public Administration and Development, Online Information Review, International Review of Administrative Sciences, American Review of Public Administration, ABACUS, Academia. Revista Latinoamericana de Administración, International Public Management Journal, Environmental Education Research, INNOVAR, Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, Lex Localis. Journal of Local Self Government, CLAD. Reforma y Democracia, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Information Technology for Development, Electronic Commerce Research, Internet Research, Social Science Computer Review and Administration & Society. He has been also the author of several book chapters published in Routledge, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Springer, Nova Publishers and IGI Global, and is author of full-length books published by the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Spain. He is also editor of books in Springer, member of the Editorial Board of Government Information Quarterly and Associate Editor in other leading international journals.

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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Aug 1, 2018
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9783319894744
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Language
English
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Genres
Law / Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Political Science / General
Political Science / Globalization
Political Science / History & Theory
Political Science / Political Economy
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
Political Science / Public Policy / General
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