Electronic Government and Electronic Advocacy

This research area focuses on the impact that e-government and electronic democracy efforts have on advocacy groups. We have already looked at a state legislature's use of the Internet.  A preliminary macro level study is underway and other efforts are being planned.

Studies and Papers:  E-Government

McNutt, J.G., Lima, J., Penkaukaus, K & Rusoff, M. (1999, November). A Study of the Impact of Internet Based Technologies on the Legislative Process at the State Level. Paper read at the 28th Annual meeting of the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, Arlington, VA. November 4-6.

McNutt, J.G., Boland, K.M.& Haskett, G. (2002, November). Electronic Government and Electronic Advocacy: An Empirical Exploration of Relationships and Patterns. Presentation at the 31st Annual meeting of the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, Montreal, Quebec, November 14-16.

McNutt, J.G. & Boland, K.M. (2003). Levels of electronic government development and citizen use of the Internet for public policy change. Paper at the 32nd Annual meeting of the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, Denver, CO November, 20-22 

McNutt, J.G.  (2003). Electronic Government and Social Welfare Policy: A Guide to Internet Resources. Social policy journal 2 (1)

McNutt, J.G.  & Menon, G. (2004). Electronic Democracy and Social Welfare Policy: A Look at Internet Resources.  Social policy journal 2 (3) 87-91

McLaughlin, T.J. & McNutt, J.G. (2004). State Legislative Term Limits and On-Line Activism. Paper Prepared for Presentation at the 50th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education and the Seventh University of South Carolina Technology Conference, Anaheim, CA February 28-March 1, 2004

McNutt, J.G.  (2006). Electronic Government, the Internet and Disasters: An Emerging Relationship. Documents to the people.  34 (1), 17-21.

Brainard, L. & McNutt, J.G. (2007). Government-Citizen Relations in a Virtual Community: Informational, Transactional, or Collaborative? Paper presented at the 2007 Meeting of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Atlanta, GA.

Brainard, L. & McNutt, J.G.  (2010). Virtual Government-Citizen Relations: Old Public Administration, New Public Management or New Public Service? Administration and Society. 42: 836-858

Justice, J., McNutt, J. & Smith, E.** (2011).  Holding state governments accountable for the public purse: What institutional, organizational and environmental factors promote fiscal transparency?  Paper accepted to be read at the First Global Conference on Transparency Research. May 19-20, Newark, NJ  [Juried]

McNutt, J., Justice, J. & Smith, E.** (2011).State Fiscal Transparency, E-Government Performance and Social Capital.  Paper accepted to be read at the Urban Affairs Associationís 41st Conference Reclaiming the City: Building a Just and Sustainable Future New Orleans, Louisiana March 16-19, 2011. [Juried]

McNutt, J. G. & Brainard, L. (2011). Electronic Government, social capital,  and levels of On-line Participation at the State Level. Paper Accepted to be Read at 2011 Meeting on the American Society for Public Administration, Baltimore, MD March 11-15 [Juried]

McNutt, J.G. (2010). social networking and constituent relationships at the state level:  connecting government to citizens in a time of crisis. Paper Read at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA) Newark, New Jersey - October 22-23, 2010  [Juried]

McNutt, J. G. & Brainard, L. (2010). Citizen Participation and Electronic Government in the States: Help or Hindrance? Paper read at the Urban Affairs Association 40th Conference Sustaining Cities in a Time of Globalization: Social, Economic and Political Realities. March 10 - 13, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii  [Juried]

 Papers and Studies:  E-Advocacy

McNutt, J.G. & Menon, G.M. (2008). Cyberactivism and Progressive Human Services.    Families and Society. 89 (1), 33-38.

McNutt, J.G.  (2007). Adoption of New Wave Electronic Advocacy Techniques by Nonprofit   Child Advocacy Organizations. Cortes, M. & Rafter, K (eds.), Information Technology Adoption in the Nonprofit Sector. [pp. 33-48] Chicago: Lyceum Books.


McNutt, J.G. & Boland, K.M.* (2007). Astroturf, technology and the Future of Community Mobilization: Implications for Nonprofit Theory, Journal of sociology and social welfare, 34 (3), 165-179.

McNutt, J.G. (2006). Building Evidence Based Advocacy in Cyberspace:  A Social Work Imperative for the New Millennium. Journal of evidence based practice 3 (2/3) 91-102.

McNutt, J.G.  (2000). Organizing Cyberspace: Strategies for Teaching About Community Practice and Technology. The Journal of community practice, 7 (1), 95-109.  

McNutt, J.G. (2000). Coming Perspectives in the Development of Electronic Advocacy for Social Policy Practice. Critical Social Work, 1 (1)

McNutt, J.G.   & Boland, K.M. (1999). Electronic Advocacy by Non-Profit Organizations in Social Welfare Policy. Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 28 (4), 432-451.

FitzGerald, E. & McNutt, J.G.  (1999). Electronic advocacy in policy practice: A framework for teaching technologically based practice.  Journal of social work education. 35 (3), 331-341.

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