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Using an extensive case analysis of the Bhoomi system of India, this paper examines the role and nature of the state with regards to the rationale for and deployment of e-government systems. Issues such as the nature of control in governance, the discourse of de-politicization in justifying e-government and the reinvention of the state via electronic means(More)
Castes, or endogamous kinship relationships, are prevalent in communities across the world and particularly in developing countries. Caste plays a strong role in determining community structures and political power. However, the role of caste as a factor in shaping e-governance design and outcomes is absent in the literature. This paper addresses this(More)
For any research field to advance it has to have its own 'core' theory and a set of reference disciplines it draws on and contributes to. Thus far it is clear that E-governance research draws primarily on theory and methods developed in the Management Information Systems (MIS) discipline. MIS itself draws on fields such as Computer Science, Economics,(More)
INTRODUCTION With the growing penetration of the Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in countries around the world, and, in particular, in developing countries, it is expected that along with the benefits that accrue there will also be problems. These problems have to do with both the technology as well as the use of the(More)