Freitag, 13 März 2009

One method of Good Governance- Towards more transparency, accountability and sustainability through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

von Friederike Bundschuh-Rieseneder

In democratic or democratizing systems government exists to fulfil functions such as maintaining security, providing public services and ensuring equal treatment under the law. The specific nature of these functions may vary over the time but in western systems it forms a kind of "contract" between government and citizens. This "contract" exists in different levels, as the constitution defines the principles of the contract, national and sub-national laws and regulations provide a more specific framework and the contract becomes more than less operational at the local level. Therefore citizens participate in government to define the contract, to manage and monitor it.

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