Weak Governance Leading to Success: Aspects of the National Electronic Identification in Sweden’s Public Sector
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The aim of this paper is to present a coherent overview of the emergence of the Swedish electronic identification and try to identify any opportunities and/or obstacles. As being a significant part of the public sectors delivery of secure electronic services, this seemingly small technical artifact has an interesting potential of either making or braking the public sectors strive for better and more secure electronic services. As this paper will show, the emergence as such has been successful but seems not to be the product of some kind of product of a long term strategy formulated by the state. It is rather a product of a fruitful synergy between actors in the public sector and market actors driven by a strong belief in its potential by the actors involved. However, this seemingly interest driven approach also seems to have its downside when the state is currently actively trying to bring the field together byforming a new authority strictly focusing on aligning the electronic identification area. Hence, it is obvious that a successful development of a national electronic identification can also be a troublesome one when the aim is to align the actors concerned for future development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
electronic identification, electronic government (e-government)
Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114526OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-114526DiVA: diva2:790839
9th Scandinavian Workshop on E-Government, February 9-10, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark