Date on Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
College of Arts and Sciences
e-goverment; democracy; global; united nations; digital divide
This study looks to examine E-government’s relationship with Democracy on a global scale to assess the impact of how democratic a state is on how much it invests in E-government. I use the Economist’s democracy index and compare that to the United Nations E-government index in the years between 2008 to 2016 to find a pattern between the two factors. Once I identify the pattern, I use GDP per capita as a control variable to ensure that the relationship holds when how much capital a state has for each of its residents is taken into account. After that, I analyze the data and discuss how further research into the topic could contribute to the topic.
Bencomo, Frank, "An analysis of democracy’s effect on e-government development globally." (2018). College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses. Paper 151.
Retrieved from https://ir.library.louisville.edu/honors/151
This study looks to examine the relationship between democracy and how much the development of e-government. In order to look for patterns in the relationship, I use data that looks at the regime style of a country and compare that to data pertaining to the development of that country’s e-governance. Once I establish a pattern between the two, I control for GDP with the variable of GDP per capita.