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Using E-Government for communication and co-ordination among regional international organisations: Preliminary insights from nascent interactions

ByVASSILIKI N. KOUTRAKOU

This chapter presents preliminary conceptual arguments and insights pertaining to an innovative research project in progress. The project studies whether and how international organisations – particularly ones which represent major world regions (e.g. Europe) but also some consisting of countries of varied levels of economic performance (e.g. large parts of Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia) – utilise E-Government mechanisms, techniques and processes, not only within their own specific structures or to interact with their constituent institutions and member states, but also as a tool of communication with other international and non-governmental organisations for the purposes of information exchange, consultation or even co-ordinated action in matters of economic development and conflict.