Transforming E-government and E-participation through IT.

IEEE Intelligent Systems 01/2009; 24:14-19.
Source: DBLP

ABSTRACT E-government and e-participation research aims to provide the technologies and tools for more efficient public- administration systems and more participatory decision processes.

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