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Democracy, Ideology and Process Re-Engineering: Realising the Benefits of e-Government in Singapore

O'Hara, Kieron and Stevens, David, (2006) Democracy, Ideology and Process Re-Engineering: Realising the Benefits of e-Government in Singapore Huai, Jinpeng, Shen, Vincent and Tan, C.J. (eds.) At Workshop on e-Government: Barriers and Opportunities, WWW06.

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The re-engineering of governmental processes is a necessary condition for the realisation of the benefits of e-government. Several obstacles to such re-engineering exist. These include: (1) information processing thrives on transparency and amalgamation of data, whilst governments are constrained by principles of privacy and data separation; (2) top-down re-engineering may be resisted effectively from the bottom up. This paper analyses these obstacles in the way of re-engineering in Singapore – a democratic one-party state where legislative and executive power lies with the People’s Action Party – and considers how that hegemony has aided the development of e-government.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: 2006
Venue - Dates: Workshop on e-Government: Barriers and Opportunities, WWW06, 2006-01-01
Keywords: E-government, democracy, ideology, pragmatism, Singapore, process re-engineering, interoperability, privacy, management.
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Date deposited: 03 May 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:50

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Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: David Stevens
Editor: Jinpeng Huai
Editor: Vincent Shen
Editor: C.J. Tan

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