The Relationship between Political Factors and the Development of E–Participatory Government


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Type of work: Article (academic)


e-Government & e-Administration


This article examines the determinants of the development of the e–participatory government in 189 countries selected by the United Nations for the e-Government Survey 2008. It examines the effect that the political system—features of the ruling party, interparty competition, voters, and interest groups—has on the development of e–participatory government. The authors’ analysis indicates that given that politicians have the most say in the development of e–participatory government, and at the same time they are the ones most averse to its development, except for those with a conservative ideology, the style of administration and the pressure exerted by interest groups are the key factors for the development of e–participatory government.