The institutional structure of e-government: a cross-policy, cross-country comparison (2011–2013)

This project innovatively uses web statistics and social network analysis to assess the extent to which government is using the web to enhance its visibility, and whether it is being overwhelmed by private and voluntary sectors. The study charts for the very first time the institutional structure of contemporary government, how this varies by country and policy domain, and tests claims that electronic government reconfigures traditional institutional structures, thus generating fundamental and practical knowledge. It is expected to: support greater government technical innovation; enhance holistic, citizen-centric government service delivery; develop e-social science research; and reimagine the shape of government in the 21st century.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council