E-government as anti-bureaucracy state technology: theoretical and legal characteristic


  • В. В. Сухонос Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine, Ukraine




mechanism of the state, the state apparatus, the bureaucracy, red tape, e-government


Problem setting. In today's Ukraine reform encountered not only external but also to internal obstacles. The latter were associated not only with the lack of political will, but also with insufficient theoretical knowledge of individuals who organizes changes. Moreover, getting public office, reformers become a part of the bureaucratic state machinery and experiencing significant resistance change. This primarily occurs because of changes that the organizers do not understand the essence of bureaucracy, and therefore can not overcome its negative features. Recent research and publications analysis. In independent Ukraine the majority of works are devoted to problems of organization of public administration, mainly concentrated around corruption. However, the issue of red tape mostly ignored by the overwhelming majority state researchers. As an exception we can mention common work of V. Tsvetkova and V. Gorbatenko «Democracy – Management – Bureaucracy», in which, inter alia, considered «loss, achievements and prospects of the modernization of Ukrainian society» through the prism of theories of bureaucracy. The reform of the state mechanism have also been the subject of research, both domestic and foreign researchers. Here, in particular, we can recall the work P. Rudyk, A. Yuschyk and joint research experts and World Bank N. Manning and N. Parison and Ukrainian scientists P. Klimushkin and A. Serenok who paid a lot of attention to e-governance as a cornerstone of any factor as modern reforms.

Without belittling the achievements of the above scientists should keep in mind that none of them considered reforming the state mechanism in the context of changes in the bureaucracy any other state technology, in particular e-government. Their attention is focused only on the fundamental problems of bureaucracy and e-government. Paper objective. That is why the purpose of this article is the study of e-government as anti-bureaucratic state technology. To achieve this goal should address the following interrelated tasks. First, consider the bureaucracy as leading to present-day technology. Second, analyze the bureaucracy as a "disease" state apparatus in terms of social instability. Third, explore e-government as the official technology that has strong anti-bureaucratic capacity. Paper main body. The article analyzes the correlation of «bureaucracy» and «red tape» categories. In particular, the bureaucracy is seen as an exaggerated feature of bureaucracy that almost negates its advantages. The author justifies the idea that the bureaucracy is inherently incapable of any development organization. E-government is viewed as anti-bureaucracy. Conclusions of the research. As we see in terms of instability bureaucracy loses all its positive potential and acquires the features bureaucracy. Radical is overcome bureaucracy becomes possible only if to change bureaucracy to some anti-bureaucratic state technology, in particular for e-government.

Author Biography

В. В. Сухонос, Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine

Doctor of Law, Full Professor, Full Professor of the chair of State and Law of the SHEI



How to Cite

Сухонос, В. В. (2015). E-government as anti-bureaucracy state technology: theoretical and legal characteristic. Problems of Legality, (130), 35–44. https://doi.org/10.21564/2414-990x.130.53799



Theory and history of state and law administrative law and procedure information law