Smart City Governance - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128162248

Smart City Governance

1st Edition

Authors: Alois Paulin
Paperback ISBN: 9780128162248
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2018
Page Count: 360
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Empowerment and governance of people and resources is a critical competent of what makes smart cities happen. Designing information systems capable of serving political and legal systems that absorb changes is essential.

Expanding on his work first published in the Journal of the Knowledge Economy, “Smart City Governance: Governing the Common Good through Cyber-Physical Systems” examines public domain activities and services in the digital age, evaluating all facets of smart city e-governance and fostering understanding for emerging generation of advanced “digital natives.”

Exploring the tensions between political science and jurisprudence theories with the principles of societies and their alignment with legal systems, “Smart City Governance” examines how governance systems can translate into the digital domain, addressing both the technical and the legal dimensions in search of new approaches for synergies. “Smart City Governance” offers a model for a sustainable technological foundation of governance, discussing the existing technologies components yielding in real-world effects to control governance by means of information technology. The book concludes with a discussion on outlooks for further research

Key Features

  • Explores the development of sustainable governance by examining how public domain governance can leverage the full potential of Smart City technologies
  • Provides insights on the technical side of the smart city governance
  • Fuels discussions on how tomorrow’s urban public institutions can contribute to a more inclusive and participatory society
  • Provides a system architecture blueprint based on the insights and lessons learned


Smart/Sustainable Cities researchers, graduate students, academics, practitioners, and government policy makers from computer science, economics, energy, environmental science, political science, public administration, transportation, urban/regional planning, society and technology in society, etc

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Bureaucracy in the Information Society
    3. The Fundamental Principles of Governance
    4. Law, Technology, and Legislation
    5. Models for Information Governance
    6. Constraining Automation in Governance
    7. Collaborative Decision-Making: A Platform for Governance
    8. Sustainable Technological Foundations for Governance
    9. Conclusion and Outlook


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About the Author

Alois Paulin

Alois Paulin is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Organisation Studies in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. He researches public domain governance, sustainable government information systems, and democratic collaborative decision-making, and is co-editor of Beyond Bureaucracy: Towards Sustainable Governance Informatisation (Springer, 2017) and numerous journals articles published in Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, Computers and Security, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, and Journal of Universal Computer Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, The Faculty of Organisation Studies, Novo Mesto, Slovenia

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