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  • Measuring e-Government Maturity: A meta-synthesis approach

    Chaushi Agron; Chaushi Blerta Abazi; Ismaili Florije (Sciendo, 2015-12-01)
    Many governments in the world have created e-government initiatives including developed and developing countries. In order to better understand e-government evolution, different maturity models have been developed by many authors. In this paper the most cited e-government maturity models are analyzed using the meta-synthesis approach. As a result, five stages of e-government maturity are identified. The comparative results show the supported stages by each e-government initiative as important elements in the decision making process. This paper is attempting to show that although there are many models for measuring e-government maturity, they all converge on one common model. The contribution of this paper is in simplifying work for researchers when choosing the right maturity model.
  • Функциональное значение Интернет в жизни современного социума

    Бачило, И. Л. (НИУ ИТМО, 2015-06-25)
    Статья освещает понятийный и функциональный аспекты Интернета, описывает текущую ситуацию с точки зрения политологии, социологии, экономики, правоведения. В работе анализируются трансформации, проходящие в Интернете как глобальном информационном пространстве, в том числе в контексте электронного правительства. Рассматриваются вызовы в международном правовом влиянии на обеспечение информационной безопасности.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA AND STRATEGIC NUCLEAR WEAPONS: THE RUSSIAN CASE

    Borer, Douglas A.; Defense Analysis (DA); Defense Analysis (DA); Culligan, Michael T.; Burris, David K. (Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2020-02-20)
    Does Russia’s use of social media influence the American public discourse on nuclear weapons? Russia is influencing the American public discourse and is using an active long-term media strategy to complement and support its nuclear policy objectives. However, the discourse is mostly reactive and ranges from positive and negative discourse about Russia’s strategic nuclear weapons. This research does not find that Russian media is successfully influencing and persuading U.S. audiences to believe Russian content. However, the discourse does present opportunity for political action and change in U.S. policy. This research is focused on Twitter discourse, while considering the reaction from U.S. media and reactive policy statements of the United States. The lack of Internet and online advertising regulations enables deliberate targeting of audiences on the topic of nuclear weapons, specifically to garner support for the Russian government’s narrative. The suspension of the intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Russia’s development of new strategic weapons, and increased media communications between the United States and Russia are reminiscent of the early 1980s “War Scare” and provide a framework for understanding Russia’s methods today. The research is conducted with qualitative and quantitative methods, with primary and secondary research, and provides historical background, framing of media, social network analysis, and application to information strategy.
  • Race, Media Consolidation, and Online Content: The Lack of Substitutes Available to Media Consumers of Color

    Baynes, Leonard M. (University of Michigan Law School Scholarship Repository, 2006-01-01)
    In its 2003 media ownership proceedings, the FCC relied on the existence of the Internet to provide justification for radically relaxing the FCC ownership rules. These rules limited the national audience reach of the broadcast licensees and the cross-ownership of different media properties by broadcasters and newspapers. In relaxing these rules, the FCC failed to recognize that a media submarket for African Americans and Latinos/as existed. This separate market is evidenced by the different television viewing habits of African Americans and Latinos/as as compared to Whites and Billboard magazine's delineation of R&B/urban music radio stations as a separate radio station format. The FCC reliance on the Internet for these communities was misplaced because these communities are plagued by the Digital Divide, whereby African Americans and Latinos/as have lower Internet penetration rates than their White counterparts. The Internet fails to serve these minority submarkets. Access to the Internet at schools and libraries provides secondclass access for Internet users of color People are limited by the hours of operation of the schools and libraries. They are likely to be subjected to the budgetary limitations of the government institution. They may have to wait on long lines to gain access. Over-expansive filters may restrict Internet users from accessing important health information. Once the Internet user of color gains access to the Internet, he will find the web sites of the traditional media may have the same stereotypes and absences that exist on their broadcast channels. For all these reasons, the Internet fails as a substitute available to media consumers of color.
  • The South African employer's regulation of internet misuse in the workplace.

    Whitear-Nel, Nicola J.; Singh, Bianca Lee-Anne. (2016-07-06)
    LL.M. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg 2015.

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