e-Government in Asia:Origins, Politics, Impacts, Geographies

e-Government in Asia:Origins, Politics, Impacts, Geographies

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  • Author: Barney Warf
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081008997
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081008737

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E-Government in Asia offers a thorough examination of e-governance in Asia, including the uses of the Internet to mediate interactions between Asian governments and their citizens. The book examines how the Internet is reshaping these interactions in the region and summarizes the nature of e-government, the growth of the Internet in Asia, issues of the digital divide, and how the Internet is affecting the ways in which public services are provided, how Asians acquire information, and other issues.

Key Features

  • Offers essential reading for many social science courses on Asia, including geography, political science, public administration, as well as courses on the social impacts of technology, notably the Internet
  • Examines issues of e-governance, which loom large in significant Asian economies, including China
  • Examines how e-governance in Asia is shaped by regional geographies
  • Explores how the Internet is affecting the ways in which public services are provided and how Asians acquire information


Academic libraries and faculty members and graduate students in geography, urban/regional planning, political science, Asian studies, sociology, and public administration

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    1a. What is e-government?
    1b. Asia’s recent economic growth
    1c. Overview of chapters
    2. E-government in perspective
    2a. Types of e-government
    2b. Models of e-government
    2c. Impacts of e-government
    3. The Asian internet
    3a. growth over time and space
    3b. digital divides
    4. E-government in China
    5. E-government in Korea and Japan
    6. E-government in Central Asia
    7. E-government in South Asia
    8. E-government in Southeast Asia
    9. Corruption and E-government in Asia
    10. Conclusions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2016
  • Published: November 22, 2016
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081008997
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081008737

About the Author

Barney Warf

Barney Warf is a professor of Geography at the University of Kansas, USA. His research and teaching interests lie within the broad domain of human

geography. Much of his research concerns economic geography, emphasizing producer services and telecommunications.

He has studied a range of topics that fall under the umbrella of globalization, including New York as a global city, fiber optics, the satellite industry, offshore banking, international producer services, and the geographies of the Internet. He has also written on military spending, voting technologies, the U.S. electoral college, and religious diversity. He has authored, co-authored, or coedited seven books, two encyclopedias, 32 book chapters and more than 100 refereed journal articles. Currently, he serves as editor of The Professional Geographer, co-editor of Growth and Change, co-book review editor for Dialogues in Human Geography, and edits a series of geography texts for Rowman and Littlefield publishers.

He has served or serves on the editorial boards of the Geographical Review, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Growth and Change, Professional Geographer, Urban Geography, International Regional Science Review, and Geografiska Annaler.

[He has an h-index of 16 according to Scopus.]

Affiliations and Expertise

Barney Warf Professor Dept. of Geography University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 66045

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