Internet growth, e-government, and government performance : A longitudinal study of the Chinese first-level administrative divisions (1999-2014)

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2015
Pages405-409
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2015

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TitleInternational Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2015
PlaceAustria
CityKrems
Period20 - 22 May 2015

Abstract

Existing studies on the Internet and political change in the authoritarian context have mainly focused on the confrontational nature of the state-citizen relation and interaction, overlooking the collaborative nature and the potential dialectic of control between the two. Drawing on the insights from institutional theory, this study intends to examine whether and to what extent the Chinese government harnesses the Internet to improve government performance through collecting public opinion, providing online services, and leading online citizen participation. Specifically, it focuses its analysis on the Chinese first-level administrative divisions’ government web portals from 1999 to 2014. By analyzing the effect of the Internet development on governance, the researcher wishes to further discuss its implications on regime legitimacy and institutional change in the authoritarian context.

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  • Internet, e-government, government performance, political change

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Internet growth, e-government, and government performance : A longitudinal study of the Chinese first-level administrative divisions (1999-2014). / ZHU, Qinfeng.

Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2015. 2015. p. 405-409.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)