National Electronic Government: Comparing Governance by Martin Eifert, Jan Ole Püschel

By Martin Eifert, Jan Ole Püschel

This quantity offers a comparative learn to guage the luck of the implementation of e-government within the united kingdom, US, France, Germany, Finland, Australia and Japan. The particular learn examines nationwide e-government thoughts and their institutional framework of coordination and cooperation through concentrating on the proper avid gamers, the interaction of administrative degrees and the categories of keep an eye on utilized by them. Drawing on literature on comparative public management and comparative legislation, this publication makes a major contribution to our knowing of complicated e-government.

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Indeed, Perri 6 et al. (2002) go so far as to suggest that there are too many ‘joined-up’ initiatives that themselves need some form of holistic overview. While most of these initiatives cut across local government, two are specifically pertinent to the way in which local authorities collaborate with other agencies in their area to deliver joined-up services. Both are relatively new initiatives. First, each local authority area has been required to constitute a Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) which will become the primary vehicle for policy coordination across agencies.

In other areas, however, they may become an important vehicle for policy coordination and inter-agency cooperation. The second initiative is that of the Local Public Service Agreement (LPSA). In direct contrast to LSPs, LPSAs are designed specifically to address specific central government priorities and focus explicitly upon service coordination and delivery. 8 This scheme is important from the perspective of coordination because most of the targets cover the so-called ‘wicked issues’ (those that cut across traditional service boundaries) and require careful coordination of multiple services across agencies in order to achieve the ambitious targets.

5) was for staffing (National Audit Office 2002). The OeE is important for the e-government agenda not only because it provides a focus for developments, but also because it was created specifically to champion such issues. It provides a high-profile and well-placed means of integrating the diverse e-government initiatives of the public sector. However, it does not have responsibility for the operational systems of individual departments or, indeed, the integration of such systems with online interfaces.

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