Trends of E-government in Czech Municipal and Regional Self -Government

Issue: 2012/1

David Špaček

Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Lipová 41a, Brno, Czech Republic, e-mail:

The paper summarizes trends of e-government projects of Czech territorial self-governments (municipalities and regions). The summary is based on secondary data related to philosophy and practice of projects which were awarded or medialized as top projects in three Czech national e-government awards in the period 2005–2010.

DOI: 10.2478/v10135-012-0003-9
JEL: H79
Keywords: self-government, e-services, e-government, e-governance, Czech e-government awards


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