• Sang A Kim
Speciale, Kandidatuddannelsen
This thesis analyzes e-government movements in an unprecedented context of highly developed digital-established societies and the widespread popularity of e-government services in some of the outstanding countries in promoting information society and e-democracy. The article considers e-governance systems not as optional but as fundamentally necessary for the upcoming democratic era in an ideal way. As the most essential aspect of democracy is incessant effort to implement better systems which reflect the needs, concerns and preferences of its people in the society, seeking for improvement of interactive platforms where the people and government sectors can directly be connected and communicated would be highly significant. In this regard, paying special attention to the recent trends of digital platforms for the e-governance systems would be specifically reasonable because digital technologies have overcome such barriers of traditional democracy systems and been even changing the fundamental paradigms of the old systems in groundbreaking ways. Furthermore, newly emerging technologies such as blockchain platforms, of which core attribute is decentralization without centralized agencies or the states, are casting exciting expectations for the ideal e-welfare state where seamless public service delivery which is customized could be realized. Through researching recent e-government movements with various case studies, the purpose of this thesis is to seek ways to implement democracy in a full scale in this digital-platform era. Concurrently, I will argue possible concerns and limitations in the course of promoting e-government drives that most advanced countries are rigorously applying to their public service deliveries.
Key Words: E-governance, e-participation, e-democracy, e-voting, blockchain technology, participatory platform, decentralization, peer-to-peer networks, trust
Udgivelsesdato1 dec. 2018
Antal sider76
Udgivende institutionCopenhagen University