A new research conducted by Prof. Majdi Arrif who is a faculty member at Finance& Management College, was published by “International Journal of Management Technology”, in the name of
Al-Watanyia Private University.
The “International Journal of Management Technology” published a research entitled “MEASURING THE AVAILABILITY OF MP’ S ACCOUNTABILITY AND INTERACTIVITY ON ARAB PARLIAMENTARY WEBSITES USING CONTENT ANALYSIS”.This study aimed at measuring the availability of accountability and interaction with members of Parliament on the websites of Arab parliament. Moreover, the “Agency theory” was applied as an analytical framework for the outcomes obtained, in order to answer the two questions of the study. The content analysis methodology was applied to all of these sites simultaneously during the month of August 2019.
The findings of this study were as following:
1- Bahrain appeared to be the only Arab country that has barely crossed the threshold (0.5), with regard to the ability to hold members of parliament accountable and interact with them on the website of its parliament.
2- Most of the websites of Arab parliaments are still lagging behind in disseminating the digital technology needed for citizen’s participation, as they do not provide the necessary& essential information to hold members of parliaments accountably, nor effective channels for improving members ’interaction with citizens. Accordingly, it can be concluded that the objective of creating these websites is primarily concerned with being on the Internet, in addition to providing some documents and laws.
3- Based on “Agency theory”, these findings reflect a state of “undeclared actions” that might lead to ethical problems.
It is noteworthy that Dr. Majdi Asrif is a lecturer at the Faculty of Finance& Management at Al-Watanyia Private University, and he has several papers published in several scientific journals. For downloading this research, kindly click below:
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