INFORMATION SOCIETY, E-GOVERNANCE AND POLICY PROCESS

Elif MALTAŞ

Sibel ORHAN

Muhammet GÜMÜŞ

Emine KIZILKAYA

Today, the rapid development of information technology (IT) affects many areas of economic, social and political life. In the social policy sector, the effects are already considerable. In its current form, information technology (IT) applications are attracting attention and further progress is being made. Turning to governments, information age impacts are often addressed in the concept of e-government, an umbrella term that encompasses many different applications of IT. In the most advanced e-governments, policy and policy process effects are already documented. Elsewhere, the situation will feel different as time progresses, as information age dynamics work their way through political systems. The prevalence of policy networks, even in societies at the forefront of the information revolution, will reveal that stability, or at least predictable change, is the norm. In all societies, policy networks are of course affected by long-term trend changes such as the challenge to technocracy, the decline of occupations, and the emergence of civic activism. It is certain that citizens make a real input into policy and play a real partnership role in practice. In order to create interactive forms of social policymaking and move to e-governance in social policy, it is necessary to tackle the structural inequalities that currently dominate the emerging information societies. This research analyses the current results of the information society. For the policy process in general, it deals with e-governance and social policy issues with advancing technology. The study examines the nature of the information society and e-governance before moving on to important policy issues. In this context, it is aimed to fill an important gap in the literature.
Keywords: Information Society, E-Governance, Social Policy Issues, Social Policy Process, Policy