Gianluca Misuraca

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The paper is an extract of the Research on "e-Governance in Africa: from theory to action: a practical-oriented research and case studies on ICTs for Local Governance", that is being conducted by the author within the framework of the "Executive Master in e-Governance" 2004/05, at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne -- EPFL. The research(More)
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the relation between Governance and Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and its implications for policy design in a period of global turbulence and uncertainty. After briefly introducing some of the challenges characterizing the building of an "ICT-enabled Knowledge-Society", and the implications of(More)
The paper outlines a set of proposed visionary scenarios on how governance and policy modelling could develop by 2030. These scenarios have been designed through a foresight exercise conducted by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) as part of the CROSSROAD Project, a support action of the European Commission 7th Framework Programme.(More)
The paper presents the preliminary results of an exploratory survey conducted by the Information Society Unit of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) of the European Commission. The main goal of the research is to deepen the understanding of the interplay between ICTs and governance processes at city level in the EU by looking at what(More)
In the European academic and institutional debate, interoperability is predominantly seen as a means to enable public administrations to collaborate within Members State and across borders. The article presents a conceptual framework for ICT-enabled governance and analyses the role of interoperability in this regard. The article makes a specific reference(More)
Despite the plethora of research, policy analysis and practice works produced in the last two decades for explaining the potential of eGovernment and its impact on society, there is still very limited evidence that the promised productivity gains have been achieved. To date, its potential remains hypothetical. This eGovernment paradox contrasts the level of(More)
The article aims to investigate how key e-Governance dimensions related to openness, such as transparency and accountability, which are a necessary condition for reaching a high maturity of e-Government, may not be sufficient for open government. For this purpose, an interpretative framework to identify country attitudes towards Open Government is proposed(More)
In the last thirty years the role of the government has moved consistently away from services provision to regulation. Society and economy has become more interconnected, unstable and unpredictable than ever, and citizens are keener to engage in complex policy making. Within this context, traditional tools for policy making, based upon the perfectly(More)