International Security Issues of E-Government

Karin Geiselhart, University of Canberra and Australian National University Canberra, Australia

Introduction

E-Government Evolution

Technology and the State

Current Dimensions and Limitations of E-Government

Localized Accountabilities of E-Government

Problems of Scale for Information Accuracy and Security

E-Government Beyond National Borders

Taxation and Representation

E-Governance of Global Information Commons

Responsiveness, Monitoring, and Adaptation of Global Information

Consistency and Coordination of Global Information

Deterrents to Global E-Governance

Nongovernment Actors and Government Information

Corporate Sector

Local Nongovernment Agencies

International Nongovernment Agencies

Citizens Without Borders

Global Information—Areas of High Risk

International Information: Economic and Financial

Legal and Administrative Information

Environmental Information

Health Information

Transport Information

Conclusions

Glossary

Cross References

References

Further Reading

INTRODUCTION

The previous chapter in this Handbook documents the rise of e-government and its transformative effects. The digital representation of government activities leads to a wider spread of information and decision making, both vertically and laterally. This challenges hierarchical bureaucratic procedures and established agency roles. Responses include requirements to make key documents available electronically and the development of standards for electronic consultation, ...

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