Panel 5

Innovative Approaches to Governance
This panel will discuss various types of governance and their potential effects.

Democracy, Local Government and Infrastructural Development: A Study of Zaria Local Government in Kaduna State, Nigeria
Idris Ahmed Jamo, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

This study examines the influence of democratic governance on infrastructural development at the grassroots level. The scope of the study is limited to Zaria Local Government in Kaduna state, Nigeria between 2000 and 2017.

Effectiveness of E-Government in Seoul, South Korea
Kendyl Bass, UCF School of Public Administration
Sarah McNamara, UCF School of Public Administration and Department of Criminal Justice
Trelany Pennington, UCF School of Public Administration and Department of Criminal Justice

The purpose of this study is to identify viable policy alternatives to some of the issues within the E-Government structure of the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) in Seoul, South Korea. This study contained 4 questions to gauge how citizens feel about their country’s E-Government systems.

The Accountability Gap in Municipal Collaborative Service Delivery Networks
David Mitchell, UCF School of Public Administration

This study explores the dimensions of third-party accountability in local government, specifically the degree to which municipalities engaged in public management networks report their network contributions, whether the network provides the member municipalities with performance data, and how budgetary decisions regarding the network are made within the member organizations and the network administrative organization itself.

Polycentric Governance and Collaborative Policymaking: Decentralized Decision-Making and Stakeholder Engagement
Naim Kapucu, UCF School of Public Administration

Polycentric perspective can assist the spectrum sharing issue by promoting a multi-level analysis and collaborative policymaking including diverse stakeholders, their interactions, and understanding the current spectrum ecosystem. Within this analysis, decision-makers can investigate complementary partnerships that go against previous assumptions and push for cooperative sharing and coordination.