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Information sharing in the governance of public services: the challenges of Mobile Sensor Web development in Uganda

Schoot Uiterkamp, Judith (2013) Information sharing in the governance of public services: the challenges of Mobile Sensor Web development in Uganda.

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Abstract:With the introduction of the Internet, Web 2.0, and mobile technologies, there is a growth in citizen generated content and increased possibilities of sharing information. Governments use this information to improve governance of public services. This trend is also visible in developing countries. This thesis focuses on the development of a specific information system in the governance of public services in developing countries: Mobile Sensor Webs. It uses mobile phones to collect data from citizens about public services connected to a geographical position. The system provides feedback to the citizens about the actions of the government. This way socio-technical hybrids are created, aiming to increase information sharing between citizens, government, and intermediaries, which should contribute to increased accuracy of data, transparency, and improved accountability lines. To reflect on the this, two case studies in Uganda are studied. This is examined by the following research question: Which aspects contribute to the development of a stable Mobile Sensor Web, by identifying the challenges encountered in the development of Mobile Sensor Webs?
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:50 technical science in general
Programme:Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society MSc (60024)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63467
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