Title: E-participation and its practice in Czech regional government

Authors: David Spacek

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Lipova 41a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Abstract: Today, e-participation represents a relatively young field of research. Its instruments apparently attempt to improve government by achieving better governance. Based on the international e-participation literature, the first part of the presented paper discusses the existing terminology. The second part introduces results of web-content analysis of e-participation practices of 13 Czech regions. The results clearly indicate the predominant supply of e-information instruments, but the analysis also discovered emerging Czech pioneers of e-participation among Czech regions.

Keywords: public administration reform; Czech Republic; e-governance; e-participation; regional government; electronic governance; electronic participation; online participation; web content analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2008.022071

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2008 Vol.1 No.4, pp.452 - 476

Published online: 17 Dec 2008 *

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