Source: University of Melbourne > Centre for Public Policy
Posted: 04:10 pm 08-08-2003
The Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004
Contact Name: e-governance04
University of Melbourne
Centre for Public Policy
Call for Papers
The Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004, to be held at the University of Melbourne on 12th and 13th April 2004, welcomes submissions of papers from interested people on the general subject of electronic governance in Australia. The conference will draw together a diverse group of scholars and practitioners interested in the benefits, potential, and problems associated with electronic governance: the application of new communications media to the processes and structures of government and social co-ordination.
Digital media, through its increasing pervasiveness and capabilities, serves to provide new tools for organisation: individually, institutionally, and socially.
As governments strive for better practices in governance and citizens call for more inclusive policy processes, the promise of electronic governance draws increasing attention from a wide range of stakeholders.
In Australia and overseas a range of initiatives, including institutional consultative processes, democratic facilitation, organised pressure and resistance, and autonomous networks, are emerging in this area of practice. And, like most disruptive technologies, practice has quickly outstripped both theory and analysis.
The Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004 will provide an opportunity to take stock of the practice and the promise of digital technologies, by drawing together academics, practitioners, and policy makers in the fields of electronic governance, participation, and democracy.
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