The potential for ICT tools to promote public participation in fighting corruption

Neupane, Arjun and Soar, Jeffrey and Vaidya, Kishor and Aryal, Sunil (2014) The potential for ICT tools to promote public participation in fighting corruption. In: Human rights and the impact of ICT in the public sphere: participation, democracy, and political autonomy. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 175-191. ISBN 9781466662483


Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been seen as pioneering tools for the promotion of the better delivery of government programmes and services, enabling the empowerment of citizens through greater access to information, delivery of more efficient government management processes, better transparency and accountability, and the mitigation of corruption risks. Based on a literature survey of previous research conducted on ICT systems implemented in various countries, this chapter discusses the potential of different ICT tools that have the capacity to help to promote public participation for the purpose of reducing corruption. The chapter specifically reviews the different ICT tools and platforms and their roles as potential weapons in fight corruption. This chapter also evaluates different ICT tools, including e-government and public e-procurement. Finally, we have developed a theoretical research model that depicts the anti-corruption capabilities of ICT tools, which in turn, has implications for academics, policy makers, and politicians.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to chapter in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 05:23
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 01:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-government, e-procurement, trust, monopoly power, transparency and accountability, discretion, real time information access
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080612 Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8903 Information Services > 890399 Information Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6248-3

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