The development of urban E-Government in China

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IGP
Publication Type:
Chapter
Citation:
Global E-Government: Theory, applications and benchmarking, 2007, 1, pp. 214 - 237
Issue Date:
2007-01
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The chapter assesses and cognizes the development of urban e-government in China from two main aspects: functionality and complexity. Tofunctionality, nine Web sites of urban governments in China at three levels were selectedfor this assessment. Data needed for the study were tracked and recorded continuously for six weeks from these Web sites. The influence of e-govemment to urban modality and evolution is explored. Result shows that e-government has a leading role to the gathering and decentralization of urban space, the organization of material (people) flows, and the informal exchange in internal cities.
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