E-Participation in Smart Cities: Technologies and Models of Governance for Citizen Engagement

  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
  • Laura Alcaide Muñoz

Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. e-Participation Under the Smart Cities Context (Smart Technologies Implemented, Empirical Cases, Etc.)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Laura Alcaide Muñoz, Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
      Pages 23-35
    3. Enrique José Varela-Álvares, Xosé María Mahou-Lago, Mónica López Viso
      Pages 37-58
  3. e-Participation Models and Organizational Issues in Promoting e-Participation in Smart Cities (Employee Learning, Etc.)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Sergei Zhilin, Bram Klievink, Martin de Jong
      Pages 81-97
    3. Yannis Charalabidis, Charalampos Alexopoulos, Nikolaos Vogiatzis, Dimitrios E. Kolokotronis
      Pages 123-153
  4. Incentives for e-Participation in the Smart Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Amparo Novo Vázquez, María Rosalía Vicente
      Pages 157-178
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-216

About this book


This book analyzes e-participation in smart cities.  In recent decades, information and communication technologies (ICT) have played a key role in the democratic political and governance process by allowing easier interaction between governments and citizens, and the increased ability of citizens to participate in the production chain of public services.  E-participation plays and important role in the development of smart cities and smart communities , but it has not yet been extensively studied.  This book fills that gap by combining empirical and theoretical research to analyze actual practices of citizen involvement in smart cities and build a solid framework for successful e-participation in smart cities.  The book is divided into three parts.  Part I discusses smart technologies and their role in improving e-participation in smart cities.  Part II deals with models of e-participation in smart cities and the organization issues affecting the implementation of e-participation; these chapters analyze the efficiency of governance models in relation to the establishment of smart cities.  Part III proposes incentives to motivate increased participation by governments and cititzenry within the smart cities context.  Written by an international panel of experts and practitioners, this book will be a convenient source of information on e-participation in smart cities and will be valuable to academics, researchers, policy-makers, public managers, citizens, international organizations and anyone who has a stake in enhancing citizen engagement in smart cities.


sustainability e-government public policy information and communication technologies smart city urban environments

Authors and affiliations

  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
    • 1
  • Laura Alcaide Muñoz
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Business Studies, Department of Accounting and FinanceUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Business Studies, Department of Accounting and FinanceUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

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