This book offers a distinctive perspective on the role played by the transfer of the technology of e- government and international development policy as it brings into being a new architecture of global governance and the broader context of the interplay of technology, geography and politics in Jordan. Yet this study does not concern only the Jordanian government but the world order at large, indicating how the transformations taking place in contemporary public sector governance are redefining the nature of the state and driving its glocalisation. We conceptualise these transformations as global ICT programmes, defined as new and universal modes of organising mediated by technology and enacted through a novel mix of policy instruments, international institutions, business interests and techno/managerial concepts.
Diego (BSc, MSc, CIMA Cert BA, PhD) is Assistant Professor of Geo-Information & Governance in the Dept of Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Twente. His research & experience include: E-Government, Geo-ICT, Land Information Systems, Spatial Data Infrastructures & Decision Support Systems, Satellite Systems, 3D Virtual Globes.