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Volume 18 Issue 1 / Apr 2020  pp1‑83

Editor: Dr Carl Erik Moe

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An Investigation into Sustainable e‑Government in Saudi Arabia  pp1‑16

Sulaiman Aljarallah, Dr. Russell Lock

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The Possibilities of Internet Voting in Jamaica: Moving from Convenience to Fixing the Problem of Voter Apathy among the Youth  pp17‑29

Lloyd G. Waller et al

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Do Municipal Facebook Performance and Citizen Satisfaction go Hand in Hand?  pp30‑42

Martin Gellerstedt, Livia Norström, Irene Bernhard, Urban Gråsjö, Ulrika Lundh Snis

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On Complex Adaptive Systems and Electronic Government: A Proposed Theoretical Approach for Electronic Government Studies  pp43‑53

Keegan McBride, Dirk Draheim

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Electronic government (EG) is a multidisciplinary research field that has been developing rapidly since its initial conceptualization in the 1990s. It is currently experiencing high levels of growth in terms of scholars in the field, publications, research funding opportunities, and dedicated conferences. Though the field is growing in terms of research output, it does appear that the field is stagnated when it comes to theoretical development. This paper aims to address this stagnation by proposing a new approach for scholars within the field of EG to understand and study the complex issues that exist within the field. In this paper, it is argued that the field of electronic government is, in actuality, studying the co‑evolutionary relationship between ICT and government within a changing environment. Thus, by adopting an approach based around complex adaptive systems (CAS) and complexity theory, new insight and potential research directions should become possible 


Keywords: Complex adaptive systems, e-government, complexity


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A Framework for Categorising and Evaluating Tools for e‑Democracy  pp54‑67

Mats Danielson, Love Ekenberg

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Editorial volume 18 issue 1 2020.pdf  pp68‑68

Dr Carl Erik Moe

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Exploring Enterprise Information Systems Procurement in Public Service Organisations  pp69‑83

Deepak Saxena, Joe McDonagh

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