Reinvigorating Government?: British Politics and the Internet

Reinvigorating Government?: British Politics and the Internet

by Rachel K. Gibson, Stephen J. Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840147938

ISBN-13: 9781840147933

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840147933
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesvii
List of Contributorsviii
Acknowledgmentsx
List of Abbreviationsxi
Introduction1
1'Perfect Information, Perfect Democracy, Perfect Competition': Politics and the Impact of New ICTs9
2Whitehall On-line: Joined-up Government?27
3Local Government and ICTs: 21st Century Governance?47
4Parliament in the Information Age: The Case of Westminster and Holyrood67
5The Courts, the Internet and Citizen Participation81
6British Party Activity in Cyberspace: New Media, Same Impact?107
7Environmentalists and the Net: Pressure Groups, New Social Movements and New ICTs129
8The Web Wars: The European Commission and British Governments' Policy Responses to the Internet151
9Policing the Internet: Concerns for Cyber-Rights169
10The Political Impact of the Internet: The American Experience189
11Conclusions: Modernising without Democratising?205
Bibliography213
Index231

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