Building and Sustaining Democratic and Accountable Governance Institutions using ICT
Information Access and Flow (new!)
Models of Digital Governance
Models of Digital Governance are continuously evolving and improvising to harness the potential offered by the ICT and deal with new realities in the area of governance. There are no rigid and finite models of Digital Governance. In fact several developing countries are putting into practice innovative e-Governance models that may technologically simple but are changing the way information is distributed in the society.
Based on primary experimentation and secondary research, a few generic models which have emerged and are being practiced have been identified.
These Digital Governance models should be examined in light of discussions on the Concept/Home page on:
All these models share in common, the inherent characteristics of the new technologies which are:
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In simpler terms:
Information does not reside at any one particular level (or node) in Digital Governance Models but gets distributed across all the nodes- a fundamental change from the current 'hierarchal' information flow structures which leads to unequal distribution of information and opens up greater possibility of its exploitative use at all levels. This distribution of information may happen through direct access to an ICT node, public access or through the use of convergent modes. (See the Concept/Home page on what Digital Governance implies)
Each of these models exhibit several variations dependent on the local situation and the nature of governance activities conducted through these models.
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Inlaks Fellow (2000-1),
London School of Economics, UK
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Inlaks Fellow (2000-1), London School of Economics, UK
Founder, KnowNet.org Initiative
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