Grassroots community participation as a key to e-Governance sustainability in Africa

Show simple item record Ochara, Nixon Muganda 2013-06-21T13:43:09Z 2013-06-21T13:43:09Z 2012
dc.description.abstract This article explores the theoretical sustainability of e-governance in Africa by assessing the nature of participation of stakeholders. It adopts an explanatory critique, drawing on perspectives debated in scholarly literature and based on reviews of country approaches. The exploration takes into account historical antecedents to participation in e-governance in Africa, revealing that dominant stakeholder interests effectively lock out the majority of citizens from active participation in e-governance, except as consumers of public services delivered through e-government. It considers the nature of attachment of stakeholders to e-governance projects. Global stakeholders increasingly have a low degree of attachment, while there is a relatively high degree of enrolment of local actors. The concept of e-governance remains solid, but is dispensable, since although government agencies have “embraced” the message of e-government, certain local actors are weakly mobilised. The policy process has failed to nurture the heterogeneity of actors, specifically grassroots actors, that is required for effective e-governance. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
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dc.format.extent 22 pages en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ochara, NM 2012, 'Grassroots community participation as a key to e-Governance sustainability in Africa', African Journal of Information and Communication, no. 12, pp. 26-47. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Learning Information Networking and Knowledge (LINK) Centre, Graduate School of Public and Development en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Licence en_US
dc.subject E-participation en_US
dc.subject Organising vision en_US
dc.subject E-governance en_US
dc.subject New public management en_US
dc.subject E-government en_US
dc.subject Project management en_US
dc.title Grassroots community participation as a key to e-Governance sustainability in Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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