Different approaches exist to notions of e-government and e-democracy in scientific literature. Analyzing these approaches, it can be concluded that e-government is created by the initiative of “upper” level of hierarchy for the purpose of services to government interests. E-democracy starts to be formed from “lower” level of hierarchy while it reflects the interests of citizens in the first instance. In paper explores the views on the transformation of public administration and the formation of e-democracy. The perspectives and local initiatives in Azerbaijan on direction of development of e-democracy mechanisms are specified.
public administration, e-government, e-democracy