Public Administration in the Information Society: Essays on Risk and Trust

Public Administration in the Information Society: Essays on Risk and Trust

by Miriam Lips, Frank Bannister, John A. Taylor
     
 

Risk and trust are interlocking issues, thrown into the social, political and managerial foreground as governments pursue their responses to the development of the information society. Transformations in the ways in which information is gathered, stored, transmitted and shared throughout government and the wider polity, raise a variety of concerns across the spectrum… See more details below

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Risk and trust are interlocking issues, thrown into the social, political and managerial foreground as governments pursue their responses to the development of the information society. Transformations in the ways in which information is gathered, stored, transmitted and shared throughout government and the wider polity, raise a variety of concerns across the spectrum of scholarship and public commentary. As the use of ICT becomes virtually ubiquitous, debates about risk and trust have taken on deeper and broader dimensions, in part reflected in the growing interest in risk management, and more recently in trust management, in public administration. Risk and trust must be acknowledged as central concepts in governments� ambitions to address the information society, therefore. As our societies, polities and economies become increasingly �wired� and information intensive, the collection, management and development of information resources come more and more to the centre of attempts to control and regulate for risk and trust in and by public administrations. Flows of information deriving from new ICT applications pervade public administration and the wider polity, as the chapters in this book show.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586035976
Publisher:
IOS Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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