All-Russian scientific conference
"e-Government in the Information Society: Theory and Practice"

THE TRADITIONAL LACK OF TRANSPARENCY OF RUSSIAN POWER INSTITUTIONS IS THE MAIN OBSTACLE ON THE WAY TO THE "ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT"

Yu.M. Nesterov

St.Petersburg's Public Foundation "Information Science for Democracy" (INDEM-SPb)
St.Petersburg

Amongst three essential elements of democracy, specifically, democratic structure of power institutions, democratic procedure of their formation and democratic order regulating their activities, the former two have attained a rather high level of development in Russia. This cannot be said about the third element, democratic order, insofar as the activity of power institutions is still far from democratic standards because of lack of their transparency. It is even more important that this problem does not receive much attention of political parties, mass media as well as power institutions themselves.

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Original URL — http://ims2002.nw.ru/02-enGOVf14.htm