Developing Digital Governance: South Korea as a Global Digital Government Leader, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Developing Digital Governance

South Korea as a Global Digital Government Leader, 1st Edition

By Choong-sik Chung


264 pages

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Hardback: 9780367150051
pub: 2020-05-29
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Why and how did Korea become the world’s top digital government leader? This book examines the Korean model and how it is different from the digital government models of the West, specifically of the United States and the UK. The book also looks at successes and failures that Korea has encountered during the process of helping developing nations set up digital governments.

The book begins with the origins and historical development of digital governance. It examines digital government strategies and informatization policies in Korea’s nation development and its promotion of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. The book explains that one of the key successes was the result of leadership and a strong pan-governmental propulsion system, namely ICT Governance. The book also suggests a new digital government development model in response to rapid changes in the ICT environment, specifically in view of the 4th Industrial Revolution. It is a useful reference for developing countries that are looking at developing their own national information master plan, including digital government.

Table of Contents


1. From Electronic Government to Digital Governance

Part 1: The Beginning of Electronic Government

2. Origin and Background of E-Government

3. E-Government Development Process Around the World

Part 2: UN E-Government Development Survey

4. Progress of E-Government Development

5. Analysis of UN E-Government Development Survey

Part 3: Development Process and Best Practices in Korea

6. The Beginning and the Development Process of Digital Government in Korea

7. Best Practices of Digital Government in Korea I

8. Best Practices of Digital Government in Korea II

Part 4: Critical Success Factors in Korea

9. Politics, Leadership and ICT Governance

10. Technical and Institutional Success Factors

11. ICT ODA Status of South Korea

Part 5: Key Challenges in the Future

12. The Emergence of Intelligent Digital Government in Korea

13. Policies Against the Threats to Digital Government

14. Strategy for Digital Governance

About the Author

Choong-sik Chung is Professor at the Department of Public Administration, KyungSung University, Korea. He obtained his PhD and master’s degrees in Public Administration from the SungKyunKwan University, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Korea University. In 2007, he received the Order of Service Merit–Red Stripes from the Korean government for his contributions to e-government development, and in 2017, was dedicated to in the Korea e-Government Hall of Fame as one of thirty people who made the e-government of Korea.

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