Digitalisation of Public Sectors in Europe An Outlook on eGovernment Progress and Welfare Regime Type
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Digitalisation of public sectors is high on the agenda of the European Union and among the targets towards a Digital Single Market. Despite the uniform goal, member states have differing government structures influencing the digitalisation of their public sectors. In a new approach, this thesis uses welfare regime typology to consider how eGovernment progress is related to such government structures of European welfare states. By using multiple linear regression analysis upon ten case studies, negative tendencies for Liberal and Conservative welfare states are found along with positive effects of external digitalisation and stratification, as well as negative effects of residualism towards the state.