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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALSProposals Submission Deadline: July 1, 2011Full Chapters Due: October 1, 2011Public Sector Transformation through E-Government:Experiences from Europe and North AmericaA book Edited by Vishanth Weerakkody, Brunel University, UK and Christopher G. Reddick, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USATo be published in 2012 by Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor andFrancis GroupIntroduction and Purpose of the BookOver the last decade, governments in Europe and North America have intensified their efforts to improve efficiency of public servicesthrough Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enabled transformationofgovernment institutions. Commonly branded as electronic government (e-government), these efforts are now seen by governments as a necessity rather than an option. However, there is increasingly skepticism afterinitial optimism of e-government being able to provide the potential benefits asoriginally envisioned. Public Sector Transformation through E-Government explores the influencethat e-government has on transforming public sector organizations andthe resulting organizational complexities that need to be tackled as well asits impact on citizens and democratic society. Transformation through e-government involves fundamentally changing the relationship between how governments interact with citizens and their organization. This bookwill provide the theoretical context of the potential of e-government totransform public services and practical examples from leading public sectorinstitutions that have attempted to use e-government to bring about transformational change, with a specific focus on Europe and North America. There arethree parts to the book, namely the (1) Organizational Perspectives,(2)Citizens and Public Service Delivery, and (3) E-inclusion and E-participation. Statement of AimsThe four main objectives of this book are to:1) Understand the importance of e-government as a force for change inpublic sector organizations and how it has changed, or has not changed, servicedelivery in Europe and North American governments.2) Understand both the benefits of e-government and transformationalchange for government and citizens and some of the challenges and complexitiesin its implementation in Europe and North America.3) Explore the major schools of thoughts on e-government and related transformational change, and provide examples of public sectorinstitutions through case studies that have used e-government to change their organization.4) Understand the relationship between citizens and government and howthey are effected by transformational change through e-government policiesand programs.     Audience for the BookThe primary audience for the edited book Public Sector Transformationthrough E-Government will be university professors, graduate students,researchers and professionals in information systems and public administrationfields. Another audience would be government officials and policy makersinterested in e-government and transformational change.        Recommended Topics by ThemeSome recommended topics are listed below. However, submissions are encouraged from other topics that examine e-government and public sectortransformation in Europe and North America. Cases studies examining aspecific country or countries are particularly welcome.Part I: Organizational Perspectives.Strategic Change and E-Government Theoretical Perspectives on E-Government Evolution Public Service Transformation: Evaluating Failure and Success ofE-GovernmentIntegrating E-government Information Systems into the EnterpriseArchitecture E-Government Implementation in Times of Change: The Role of Shared Services Moving from E-Government to T-Government Part II: Citizens and Service DeliveryTheoretical Perspectives on Citizens and E-Government Service Delivery E-Government and Service Delivery Evolution in Europe and North America E-Government Adoption Citizen Satisfaction with E-Government Services Service Delivery Transformation through Web 2.0 Part III: E-Inclusion and E-ParticipationE-Government and Social Inclusiveness Bridging the Digital Divide and Improving Social InclusionThe Role of Intermediaries in Facilitating E-Government Diffusion Citizens and E-Participation Profiling the Last Decade of E-Government Research Submission ProcedureProspective authors should email chris.reddick@utsa.edu a copy of a 250word proposed chapter abstract by July 1, 2011. Their chapter proposal shouldclearly outline the topic that the author(s) would like to examine andhow the topic relates to one of the three themes noted above. Author(s) ofaccepted chapter proposals will be notified by July 15, 2011. Full chapters aredue by October 1, 2011. All chapters will go through a double blind peer reviewprocess. Results of the peer reviews will be announced to authors by December 1, 2011. The final copy of their chapter will be due byFebruary 1, 2012. Important DatesChapter Proposals Due:                                    July 1, 2011Notification of Accepted Chapter Proposals:               July 15, 2011Full Chapters Due:                                        October 1,2011Peer Review Results:                                      December 1,2011Final Revised Chapters Due:                               February 1,2012Inquiries and submissions should be emailed to chris.reddick@utsa.edu--apsa_itp mailing list served by Harvard-MIT Data CenterList Address: apsa_itp@lists.hmdc.harvard.eduSubscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.hmdc.harvard.edu/?info=apsa_itp

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Associate Professor of Sociology, Environmental Studies, and Science and Technology Studies at Penn State, Nicholas mainly writes about understanding the scientific study of states and, thus, it is namely about state theory. Given his training in sociology and STS, he takes a decidedly STS-oriented approach to state theory and issues of governance.

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