Electronic Participation in a Comparative Perspective: Institutional Determinants of Performance

Tavares, António, Martins, João and Lameiras, Mariana, "Electronic Participation in a Comparative Perspective: Institutional Determinants of Performance" in Digital Government and Achieving E-Public Participation: Emerging Research and Opportunities (Hershey: IGI Global, 2020), 87-123.

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  • Author Tavares, António
    Martins, João
    Lameiras, Mariana
    Chapter Title Electronic Participation in a Comparative Perspective: Institutional Determinants of Performance
    Book Title Digital Government and Achieving E-Public Participation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
    Publication Date 2020
    Place of Publication Hershey
    Publisher IGI Global
    Start page 87
    End page 123
    Language eng
    Abstract Electronic participation can play a crucial role in building broader public involvement in decision-making and public policy to bring about more inclusive societies. Prior empirical analyses have neglected the fact that political institutions are not only affecting the expansion of digital government, but also often interact with more structural conditions to constrain or incentivize the adoption and expansion of e-participation. This research analyses the role of institutional factors in encouraging or constraining e-participation across countries. Fractional regression models are employed to analyze panel data (2008-2018) from the United Nations Member States scores in the E-Participation Index (EPI) developed by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The results indicate that the quality of democratic institutions, freedom of the press, and government effectiveness are all relevant predictors of a higher performance in e-participation. Policy implications are drawn in line with the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.
    Copyright Holder IGI Global
    Copyright Year 2020
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.4018/978-1-7998-1526-6.ch005
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