What is it about?

Information and communications technology is increasingly important in bureaucratic and regulatory processes. With the development of the ‘Internet of Things’, some researchers speak enthusiastically of the birth of the ‘Smart State’. However, there are few theoretical or critical perspectives on the role of ICT in these processes, which this article seeks to provide.

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This article makes an important contribution by putting forward a theoretical perspective on smartness in government and developing a values-based framework for the use of ICT as a tool in the internal machinery of government.

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This page is a summary of: E-regulation and the rule of law: Smart government, institutional information infrastructures, and fundamental values, Information Polity, February 2016, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/ip-150368.
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