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Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications

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Networked communication technologies have drastically changed the relationship between States and their citizens. This fundamental shift has eased civilians’ ability to access information and organize groups like never before, creating the need to re-examine existing theories. Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications evaluates the relationship between governments and their constituents, and how this relationship is impacted by emerging technologies. Discussing both developed and underdeveloped nations, this book provides a comparison for the ongoing shift in societies, serving as a critical reference for legal professionals, activists, government employees, academics, and students.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. OBJECTIVES OF THE BOOK
    2. TARGET AUDIENCE
    3. HOW THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CITIZENS AND STATES IS CHANGING
    4. CHAPTER SUMMARIES
    5. CONCLUSION
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Democratic Theory
    1. Chapter 1: Interactions between the Governed and Their Governments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?
      4. LEGITIMACY: INPUT AND OUTPUT
      5. THEORIES ON DELEGATION AND UNILATERAL ACTION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 2: Rereading John Stuart Mill's On Liberty in the Digital Communications Age
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE NEW RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATE AND CITIZENS IN THE DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS AGE: A TALE OF TWO CITIES?
      4. WIDESPREAD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY
      5. TRANSPARENCY, CORRUPTION, AND ACCESS TO SERVICES: THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Risk Governance and the Role of Digital Communication in Policy Life-Cycle Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NEW WAY OF COMMUNICATION IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
      4. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND: RISK-BASED POLICY MODELING AND GOVERNANCE
      5. PROPOSED POLICY MODELING SOLUTION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Case Studies: International Governmental Organizations
    1. Chapter 4: Digital Media, Secrecy, and International Lawmaking
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS
      5. SOLUTIONS
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Case Studies: Europe
    1. Chapter 5: Social Media in the English Legal Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CHALLENGES AND EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
      4. THE WAY FORWARD: AN INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSE
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 4: Case Studies: The Americas
    1. Chapter 6: From Justice That Bites to Justice through Bytes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STRATEGIC VISION AND BACKGROUND OF THE PLAN
      4. EXECUTION AND BUDGETING OF THE PLAN
      5. SELECTION OF PROJECTS UNDER THE PLAN
      6. PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      7. BRIEF CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 7: Access to Information
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ACCESS TO INFORMATION FUNDAMENTALS
      4. INTERNATIONAL ACCEPTANCE TO THE RIGHT TO ACCESS TO INFORMATION
      5. PRINCIPLES SHAPING THE RIGHT TO ACCESS TO INFORMATION
      6. THE RIGHT TO ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN BRAZIL
      7. CONCLUSION: TRANSPARENCY, ACCESS TO INFORMATION, AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATE AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE AGE OF INFORMATION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 8: The Music That is Here to Stay
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REFERENCES
      4. KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS
      5. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 9: Freedom of Speech and Assembly in the Digital Age
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. WIRELESS INTERRUPTIONS AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT
      4. 2. FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND SOCIAL MEDIA
      5. 3. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 10: Listening to the City
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMPARING THE TWO METHODS
      4. EXPRESSION OF FEELINGS, OPINIONS, AND EMOTIONS
      5. QUALITY OF THE COMMENTARY
      6. SPECIAL ADVANTAGE OF THE FACE TO FACE METHOD
      7. COMPRESSION OF TIME AND SPACE
      8. CREATION OF VIRTUAL INTIMATE PRIVACY
      9. MANDATORY ELEMENTS OF THE NEW WORLD TRADE CENTER
      10. CASE STUDY: MOTHER OF ONE WHO DIED ON 9/11
      11. DEMOGRAPHICS
      12. THE STATE OF THE WTC SITE TODAY
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. REFERENCES
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      16. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 11: Online Resolution and Citizen Empowerment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHALLENGES FACED BY PUBLIC AGENCIES IN UTILIZING INTERACTIVE, ONLINE TECHNOLOGY
      4. SHIFTING USER PREFERENCES
      5. INTRODUCING “THE CLOUD” TO PUBLIC AGENCIES
      6. HOW PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT APPEALS WORK
      7. BRINGING ASSESSMENT APPEALS INTO THE CLOUD
      8. CHANGING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TAXPAYERS AND ASSESSORS
      9. MONITORING AND ASSESSING EFFECTIVENESS
      10. BEST PRACTICES FOR PUBLIC AGENCIES
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 5: Case Studies: Asia
    1. Chapter 12: Information Technology and the Law
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GLOBALIZATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
      4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LAWS IN CAMBODIA
      5. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT AND THE CITIZENS
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 13: Social Media in China
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ARGUMENT
      4. SOCIAL MEDIA AND TRADITIONAL PROTEST
      5. SOCIAL MEDIA IN CHINA
      6. THE CASE STUDIES
      7. THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 14: Malaysia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY
      4. THE EPISODE UNFOLDS
      5. THE SIGNIFICANT ROLE PLAYED BY NEWSPAPERS
      6. THE ANTITRUST PERSPECTIVE
      7. LOOKING FORWARD
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 15: Electronic Voting System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ELECTORAL REFORM
      5. ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors