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e-Governance for Development

A Focus on Rural India


Part of the Technology, Work and Globalization book series (TWG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Shirin Madon
      Pages 1-6
  3. Conceptualising e-Governance for Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Shirin Madon
      Pages 9-32
    3. Shirin Madon
      Pages 33-52
    4. Shirin Madon
      Pages 53-70
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Shirin Madon
      Pages 73-80
    3. Shirin Madon
      Pages 121-135
  5. Reflections and Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Shirin Madon
      Pages 159-167
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 168-178

About this book


Over the past few decades, there has been a rapid proliferation of eGovernance for Development projects. Drawing on evidence from three longitudinal case studies of rural eGovernance projects this book shows that improving systems of governance is fundamentally a social rather than managerial or technological activity.


development employment health information information system research

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

About the authors

SHIRIN MADON is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems& Innovation at the LSE. Her teaching and research focuses on the social impact of ICTs in developing countries. Building on earlier longitudinal research on the role of IT for improving development planning in India, Shirin's field of intellectual inquiry now extends beyond IT in the government sector to broader issues of governance and development focusing on the role of ICTs in improving the living conditions of the rural poor.

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