Public Administration and Information Technology

From Machinery to Mobility

Government and Democracy in a Participative Age

Authors: Roy, Jeffrey

  • ​Explores the reconfiguration of democratic and managerial governance within democratic societies due to the advent of technological mobility
  • Analyses the appropriateness and impacts of the technological investments and initiatives undertaken by governments
  • Examines the prospects for holistic adaptation of democratic and managerial systems going forward​
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The Westminster-stylized model of Parliamentary democratic governance is out of step with today’s digitally and socially networked world. The resulting context for public sector governance brings both promise and peril – with profound consequences for public servants, elected officials, and citizens alike. This book presents a timely and thorough examination of the main sources of tension between the political and administrative foundations of the traditional state apparatus, commonly referred to as ‘machinery’, and newly emerging alternative governance mindsets and mechanisms driven by the advent of ‘mobility’. Consistent with the emergence of Government 2.0, some of the critical technological and organizational dimensions of mobility include openness, cloud computing, privacy and security, and social media. Furthermore, a more informed, educated, and connected citizenry creates new pressures and opportunities for public engagement, particularly online. Blending conceptual and empirical perspectives from Canada and many other jurisdictions around the world, this book aims to provide scholars, students, and practitioners of democratic and public sector governance with fresh insight into both the prospects for reform and the critical choices that lie ahead for governments and citizens in an increasingly mobile and participative age.

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eBook $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Machinery to Mobility
Book Subtitle
Government and Democracy in a Participative Age
Authors
Series Title
Public Administration and Information Technology
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7221-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7221-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7220-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9436-3
Series ISSN
2512-1812
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 132
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