Politics, Governance and Technology: A Postmodern Narrative on the Virtual State

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The interdependencies between politics, governance and technology have created a 'virtual state'. The author analysis this development within the framework of postmodernism in order to illustrate the importance of adapting a postmodern perspective to understand the theory and practice of public administration and politics." "This book will prove to be invaluable to scholars of public and social policy, public administration and politics.
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Interdependencies between politics, governance, and technology have created a "virtual state." Frissen (public administration, Tilburg University, The Netherlands) analyzes this development within the framework of postmodernism in order to illustrate the importance of adopting a postmodern perspective to understand the theory and practice of public administration and politics. He describes recent developments both within public administration and in postmodernism and uses examples from Dutch public administration. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

List of Tables
People, Places, Activities: an Acknowledgement
1 Prologue 1
2 Public Administration 9
3 Technology 36
4 Public Administration and Technology 64
5 Politics 95
6 The Social Decor: Modernisation and Postmodernisation 128
7 Theoretical Intermezzo 160
8 Administration and Politics in Postmodern Cyberspace 190
9 Fragmenting and Connecting Governance 219
10 Politics without Properties 244
Bibliography 272
Index 292
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