Should E-government Be Transformational and Participatory?




Transformational E-Goverment

Transformation generally means a fundamental, rapid, and wide-ranging change and, accordingly, sounds rather evolutionary than revolutionary. But "transformational e-government" is rarely defined clearly in e-government stage models.

A transformational e-government would facilitate "joined-up and citizen centric e-government services" (Weerakkody and Dhillon 2008) and provide "platforms for different stakeholders to collaborate, participate, share resources to undertake work... to engage citizens in policy modeling through e-participation ..." (Weerakkody and Reddick 2012: 2).