Visual Culture and Electronic Government: Exploring a New Generation of E-Government

  • Victor Bekkers
  • Rebecca Moody
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5693)


E-government is becoming more picture-oriented. What meaning do stakeholders attach to visual events and visualization? Comparative case study research show the functional meaning primarily refers to registration, integration, transparency and communication. The political meaning refers to new ways of framing in order to secure specific interests and claims. To what the institutional meaning relates is ambiguous: either it improves the position of citizens, or it reinforces the existing bias presented by governments. Hence, we expect that the emergence of a visualized public space, through omnipresent penetration of (mobile) multimedia technologies, will influence government-citizen interactions.


e-government visualization visual culture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Bekkers
    • 1
  • Rebecca Moody
    • 1
  1. 1.Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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