Managing Digital Governance: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Managing Digital Governance

Issues, Challenges, and Solutions, 1st Edition

By Yu-Che Chen


238 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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Managing Digital Governance provides public administrators with a comprehensive, integrated framework and specific techniques for making the most of digital innovation to advance public values. The book focuses on the core issues that public administrators face when using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to produce and deliver public service, and to facilitate democratic governance, including efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, and accountability.

Offering insight into effectively managing growing complexity and fragmentation in digital technology, this book provides practical management strategies to address external and internal challenges of digital governance. External challenges include digital inclusiveness, open government, and citizen-centric government; internal ones include information and knowledge management, risk management for digital security and privacy, and performance management of information technologies. Unique in its firm grounding in public administration and management literature and its synergistic combination of theory and practice, Managing Digital Governance identifies future trends and ways to develop corresponding capacity while offering enduring lessons and time-tested digital governance management strategies. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in public administration, management, and governance who aspire to become leaders equipped to leverage digital technologies to advance public governance.


"In an era when the term ‘digital governance’ is often used without definition, thought, or scrutiny, Chen’s work is a breath of fresh air and a strong contribution to our thinking about how to build and manage digital governance that best serves and protects the public." – Rosemary O’Leary, University of Kansas, USA

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction: The Rise of Digital Governance

Chapter Two: A Framework for Managing Digital Governance

Chapter Three: Digital Divide, Digital Inclusion, and Digital Opportunities

Chapter Four: Open Government in the Era of Digital Governance

Chapter Five: Citizen-centric Digital Governance

Chapter Six: Information and Knowledge Management for Digital Governance

Chapter Seven: Digital Privacy and Digital Security Management

Chapter Eight: Management of ICT Performance for Digital Governance

Chapter Nine: Building Management Capacity for Digital Governance

Chapter Ten: Conclusion, Trends, and Strategies of Digital Governance

About the Author

Yu-Che Chen is Director of the Global Digital Governance Lab and Associate Professor of Digital Governance in the School of Public Administration, College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of Nebraska Omaha, USA.

About the Series

ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy

Founded in 1939, the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is the premier professional organization for public administration, dedicated to advancing its art, science, teaching and practice. The ASPA book series provides expert information on a range of public administration issues, each authored by a leader in the field. Series Editor David Rosenbloom is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at American University, USA.

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