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Journal Article

e‑Government and State Reform: Policy Dilemmas for Europe  pp167-174

Manuel Baptista

© Feb 2006 Volume 3 Issue 4, Editor: Frank Bannister, pp157 - 240

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e‑Government policies are both a sub‑set and a driver of government and public sector reform, and their implementation raises or amplifies a number of political issues in a wide number of areas. Particularly, the implementation of the current transnational e‑Government agenda raises important political issues, including the further privatisation of the public sphere and the changing role of government. Moreover, conflicting policy elements within the agenda magnify the need for more public debate on the desired outcomes of e‑Government.


Keywords: e-Government, governance, state reform, public sector reform, European Union


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