Abstracts: September 14th, 1998

Christine Bellamy and John A Taylor

This 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 assess current debates on the new public management, the reinvention of government, the new public consumerism and ‘electronic democracy’ in the light of these perspectives, and looks at the mplications of stances on public policy the ‘information superhighway’ for the future of public services.

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