Advances in information technology are transforming democratic governance. Power over information has become decentralized, fostering new types of community and different roles for government. This volumedeveloped by the Visions of Governance in the 21st Century program at the Kennedy School of Governmentexplores the ways in which the information revolution is changing our institutions of governance. Contributors examine the impact of technology on our basic institutions and processes of governance, including representation, community, politics, bureaucracy, and sovereignty. Their essays illuminate many of the promises and challenges of twenty-first century government. The contributors (all from Harvard unless otherwise indicated) include Joseph S. Nye Jr., Arthur Isak Applbaum, Dennis Thompson, William A. Galston (University of Maryland), L. Jean Camp, Pippa Norris, Anna Greenberg, Elaine Ciulla Kamarck, David C. King, Jane Fountain, Jerry Mechling, and Robert O. Keohane (Duke University).
"'Governance.com: Democracy in the Information Age' is a selection of impressive scholarly essays focusing how leaps and bounds in modern technology and the Internet are directly affecting American governmental policy and performance... 'Governance.com' offers an informed and informative look into the near future, and where the democratization of information is ultimately leading." --Thomas G. Whelan, Midwest Book Review "One of the more robust contributions in the book is provided by William Galston's analysis of the impact of the internet on civic life." --Colin J. Bennett, University of Victoria, Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions