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Information-based society will be driving governments to become e-governments. E-government is transforming government to be more citizen-centered. It is not just about service delivery over the internet. It is not just about digital access to government information or electronic licensing and payments. While all of these are important and need to be done, they are a small part of what e-government is all about. The far greater challenge in the coming years will be a revolution in governance itself, which is a dramatic shift in the way political and social power is organized and used. E-government has multiple dimensions. Each dimension demands leadership, strategy, cross-coordination, and know-how, all combined with a technology strategy that makes vision a reality. Each initiative should be designed to leverage others: e-government, infrastructure, attracting educated workers and improving the quality of life. A coordinated effort in this regard will create strategic advantage for a nation. Otherwise, good intensions fall victim to fragmentation and sub-optimization of opportunities...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Ayşe Başar Bener
Ayşe Başar Bener
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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