Democracy in the Information Age / Edition 1 Democracy in the Information Age / Edition 1

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Overview Democracy in the Information Age / Edition 1

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 volume—developed by the Visions of Governance in the 21st Century program at the Kennedy School of Government—explores 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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815702177
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 765,908
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Information Technology and Democratic Governance1
2Failure in the Cybermarketplace of Ideas17
3James Madison on Cyberdemocracy32
4The Impact of the Internet on Civic Life: An Early Assessment40
5Revolution, What Revolution? The Internet and U.S. Elections, 1992-200059
6Political Campaigning on the Internet: Business as Usual?81
7Catching Voters in the Web104
8Toward a Theory of Federal Bureaucracy for the Twenty-First Century117
9Information Age Governance: Just the Start of Something Big?141
10Power and Interdependence in the Information Age161

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