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Governance.com : Democracy in the Information Age - Elaine Ciulla Kamarck


Democracy in the Information Age

By: Elaine Ciulla Kamarck (Editor), Joseph S. Nye (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2002
ISBN: 9780815702177
Number Of Pages: 256

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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).

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"'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

Prefacep. vii
Information Technology and Democratic Governancep. 1
Failure in the Cybermarketplace of Ideasp. 17
James Madison on Cyberdemocracyp. 32
The Impact of the Internet on Civic Life: An Early Assessmentp. 40
Revolution, What Revolution? The Internet and U.S. Elections, 1992-2000p. 59
Political Campaigning on the Internet: Business as Usual?p. 81
Catching Voters in the Webp. 104
Toward a Theory of Federal Bureaucracy for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 117
Information Age Governance: Just the Start of Something Big?p. 141
Power and Interdependence in the Information Agep. 161
Contributorsp. 179
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9780815702177
ISBN-10: 0815702175
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.28