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The Relationship between Political Factors and the Development of e-Participatory-Government

Isabel-María García-Sánchez, Luis Rodríguez-Domínguez, and Isabel Gallego-Álvarez

This paper examines the determinants of the development of the e-participatory-government in 189 countries selected by the United Nations for the E-Government Survey 2008. It examines the effect that the political system – features of the ruling party, interparty competition, voters, and interest groups – has on the development of e-participatory-government.  Our analysis indicates that given that politicians have the most say in the development of e-participatory-government and at the same time they are the ones most averse to its development, except for those with a conservative ideology, the style of administration and the pressure exerted by interest groups are the key factors for the development of e-participatory-government.

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