A Comparative Content Analysis of the Services of Arab Parliamentary Websites
Journal of Information Technology Management Volume XXIX, Number 4, 2018
15 Pages Posted: 28 May 2019
Date Written: December 28, 2018
This study aimed to investigate whether services of the selected Arab parliamentary websites fulfill the selected dimensions, and whether there is any relation between the countries’ ranking on both of e-government survey and democracy index, and the level of services of Arab parliamentary websites. The final findings were as follows: the goal of designing the websites of Arab parliamentary websites is concerned only in provision of information rather than enabling the relationship between MPs and public and promoting democracy. In case of our sample of Arab countries, the well-established application of e-government does not mean at all an elevated level of the services of Arab parliamentary websites. In addition, there is no relation between the countries’ ranking on democracy index and the level of the services provided by Arab parliamentary websites. Low level of democracy in Arab countries has its effect on the designing of parliamentary websites and the services through which they are provided.
Keywords: e-parliament, parliamentary website, ICT, comparative content analysis
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