Examining the Role of Website Information in Facilitating Different Citizen-Government Relationships: A Case Study of State Chronic Wasting Disease Websites

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105674
Title:
Examining the Role of Website Information in Facilitating Different Citizen-Government Relationships: A Case Study of State Chronic Wasting Disease Websites
Author:
Eschenfelder, Kristin R.; Miller, Clark A.
Citation:
Examining the Role of Website Information in Facilitating Different Citizen-Government Relationships: A Case Study of State Chronic Wasting Disease Websites 2006,
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105674
Submitted date:
2006-05-08
Abstract:
This is a preprint accepted for publication in Government Information Quarterly (2007) 24(1), pg. 64-88. This paper develops a framework to assess the text-based public information provided on program level government agency Websites. The framework informs the larger e-government question of how, or whether, state administrative agencies are using Websites in a transformative capacity - to change relationships between citizens and government. It focuses on assessing the degree to which text information provided on government Websites could facilitate various relationships between government agencies and citizens. The framework incorporates four views of government information obligations stemming from different assumptions about citizen-government relationships in a democracy: the private citizen view, the attentive citizen view, the deliberative citizen view and the citizen-publisher view. Each view suggests inclusion of different types of information. The framework is employed to assess state Websites containing information about Chronic Wasting Disease, a disease effecting deer and elk in numerous U.S. states and Canada.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
World Wide Web; Government Information; XML; Social Informatics; Information Ethics
Local subject classification:
Website evaluation; Openness

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEschenfelder, Kristin R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Clark A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-08T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:31:42Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-05-08en_US
dc.identifier.citationExamining the Role of Website Information in Facilitating Different Citizen-Government Relationships: A Case Study of State Chronic Wasting Disease Websites 2006,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105674-
dc.description.abstractThis is a preprint accepted for publication in Government Information Quarterly (2007) 24(1), pg. 64-88. This paper develops a framework to assess the text-based public information provided on program level government agency Websites. The framework informs the larger e-government question of how, or whether, state administrative agencies are using Websites in a transformative capacity - to change relationships between citizens and government. It focuses on assessing the degree to which text information provided on government Websites could facilitate various relationships between government agencies and citizens. The framework incorporates four views of government information obligations stemming from different assumptions about citizen-government relationships in a democracy: the private citizen view, the attentive citizen view, the deliberative citizen view and the citizen-publisher view. Each view suggests inclusion of different types of information. The framework is employed to assess state Websites containing information about Chronic Wasting Disease, a disease effecting deer and elk in numerous U.S. states and Canada.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectWorld Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectGovernment Informationen_US
dc.subjectXMLen_US
dc.subjectSocial Informaticsen_US
dc.subjectInformation Ethicsen_US
dc.subject.otherWebsite evaluationen_US
dc.subject.otherOpennessen_US
dc.titleExamining the Role of Website Information in Facilitating Different Citizen-Government Relationships: A Case Study of State Chronic Wasting Disease Websitesen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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