Christine Bellamy and John A TaylorThis ground breaking study provides a balanced investigation into the significance of the so-called ‘information age’ to contemporary government. It examines available perspectives on the relationship between information and communication technology and social change, and applies them to the organisation and practice of governing and governance in the UK. In particular, it assesses current debates on the New Public Management, the reinvention of government, the new public consumerism and ‘electronic democracy’ in the light of these perspectives. It also examines the implication of stances on public policy relating to the ‘information superhighway’.
ISBN 0 335 19450 8 Paperback 18.99 pounds. 0 335 19451 6 hardback 50.00 pound