New Trends in E-Government: Comparative Analysis of E-Participation systems in the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation

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Abstract

This paper is focused on the analysis of new trends in electronic government systems of the Russian Federation and Great Britain. E-participation in this research means the use of ICTs for the purpose of involvement of various groups of citizens in public policy and development of new efficient forms of interactions with authorities. E-participation means bilateral exchange of information between citizens (business community, expert community, and civil society in general) and representatives of the government authorities of all levels of competence. According to data of the United Nations E-Government Survey there are three levels of electronic participation reflecting level of public involvement: the informing, consulting and active participation which are consistent with three main goals – to increase the availability of the information, deepen involvement of citizens in debates on political and socially important problems and empower citizens in the definition of policy. The first two goals are achieved through the instruments of electronic participation based on the "top-down" approach, allowing citizens to be informed about policy developments, and also to respond to government initiatives. The achievement of the latter goal is based on the "bottom-up" approach, according to which citizens are not only consumers of state policy, but also its makers. According to the 2016 Survey, the United Kingdom is ranked as global leader on the e-participation index. The Russian Federation takes 34 place. Based on these indicators we conduct a comparative review of e-government systems of above-mentioned countries to identify areas of weakness of e-government in Russia and find solutions for national e-participation problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Internet and Modern Society, IMS 2017
EditorsIrina I. Tolstikova, Nikolai V. Borisov, Victor P. Zakharov, Nikolai V. Borisov, Leonid V. Smorgunov, Radomir V. Bolgov
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages200-205
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354370
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Jun 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Internet and Modern Society, IMS 2017: международная объединенная конференция - Университет ИТМО, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 20 Jun 201723 Jun 2017
Conference number: 20
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Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference2017 International Conference on Internet and Modern Society, IMS 2017
Abbreviated titleIMS 2017
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period20/06/1723/06/17
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Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Communication Technologies
  • Digital Democracy
  • E-Government
  • E-Participation
  • Information
  • Open Government

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