Digital Era Governance: IT Corporations, the State, and e-Government

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Overview


This book explores the world of e-government - the use by government of IT to interact with citizens, businesses, and other governments - and the significant role of IT corporations in this process in seven countries. Government information systems are big business (around 1.5% of GDP) and critical to all aspects of public policy and operations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199296194
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/11/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Dunleavy is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has authored and edited numerous books on political science theory, British politics and urban politics, as well as more than 50 articles in professional journals. His publications include: the series Developments in British Politics (co-authored, Eighth edition, forthcoming 2006); Democracy, Bureaucracy and Public Choice (Harvester-Wheatsheaf, 1992); Theories of the State: The Politics of Liberal Democracy (Palgrave, 1987). He also edited the journals Political Studies and Political Studies Review for the UK Political Studies Association for six years (1999-2005), with Jane Tinkler and others.
Helen Margetts is a Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, before which she was Director of the School of Public Policy at UCL. Previously she worked as a lecturer at Birkbeck College (1994-99), a researcher at the LSE (1990-94), and as a systems analyst and computer programmer in the private sector (1984-89). She is a political scientist specialising in the implications for government of use of the Internet and related information technologies. She has published widely in this area including (with Patrick Dunleavy) two studies of Government on the Web for the UK National Audit Office (1999 and 2002), the book Information Technology in Government (Routledge, 1999) and a forthcoming book with Christopher Hood Tools of Government in the Digital Age (Palgrave, 2006)

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Table of Contents


List of Figures     vi
List of Tables     vii
Acknowledgements     viii
List of Abbreviations     x
Introduction: Information Technology and Public Policymaking     1
The Theory of Modern Bureaucracy and the Neglected Role of IT     9
Acquiring and Managing Government IT     41
The Comparative Performance of Government IT     64
Explaining Performance I: The Impact of Governance Institutions and Bureaucratic Cultures     83
Explaining Performance II: Competitive Tension and the Power of the IT Industry     114
Taxation: Re-Modernizing Legacy IT and Getting Taxpayers Online     135
Social Security: Managing Mass Payment and Responding to Welfare State Change     163
Immigration: Technology Changes and Administrative Renewal     189
New Public Management Is Dead-Long Live Digital Era Governance     216
Afterword: Looking Ahead on Technology Trends, Industry Organization and Government IT     250
Bibliography     260
Index     277
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