eTransformation in Governance: New Directions in Government and Politics is about transformation in government and governance due to the information society development. The book provides conceptual clarification of the e-transformation in governance, and presents empirical findings on the recent developments in Western countries. The book provides innovative and fresh views to recent developments and practices of e-governance.
About the Authors
Matti Mälkiä is working as a senior lecturer (Administrative Science and Leadership) at The Police College of Finland, situated in Espoo, Finland. Before moving to the College he has worked about 12 years at the University of Tampere, Department of Administrative Science, in different research and teaching positions. Mälkiä has about 90 publications, including 10 monographs, 3 edited books and 34 research articles. Most of these have been published in the Finnish language, covering various aspect and themes of public administration, public organizations and public management. From 1993-1998 Mälkiä served first as a co-chair and then as a chair for International Social Science Council, Committee on Conceptual and Terminological Analysis (ISSC/COCTA) - an international and interdisciplinary research program focusing on conceptual and terminological analysis and social science communication. Mälkiä has organized several national and international scholarly conferences, including CIPA'99 - "Citizens and Public Administration in the Information Age: Constructing Citizen-Oriented Society for the Future." Mälkiä is currently concentrating his research on police administration and police management, including an application of ICTs in this field.
Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko is Professor in the Department of Local Government Studies, University of Tampere, Finland. He holds a PhD (Administrative Sciences) and an MPhil (Philosophy), both from the University of Tampere, and has also received a licentiate degree in social sciences from the University of Jyväskylä. In addition, he is a Docent in local governance (post-doctoral honorary title in the Nordic academic systems). Dr. Anttiroiko is a member of the Board of Directors of the Information Society Institute of the University of Tampere. He has conducted and directed several research projects, including the Local Governance in the Information Society project financed by the Academy of Finland. He has worked as an expert for several local, regional, national and international institutions in Europe and collaborated with local government experts all over the world. His academic contributions include almost 30 monographs and a large number of articles and conference papers.
Reijo Savolainen is Professor at the Department of Information Studies, University of Tampere, Finland. He is interested in the issues of information needs, seeking and use, especially the role of the Internet in information seeking and communication. His current study focuses on the ways in which citizens use the Web in everyday life information seeking. He has about 70 publications in the field of information and library studies. From 1996-2001, he acted as scientific leader of the interdisciplinary project on Information Society in Finland - Present State and Future Prospects, funded by the Academy of Finland.