Public Administration in an Information Age: A Handbook
This book is a joint effort of researchers who have been involved in research-projects and programmes that have been trying to chart and reflect upon the implications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Public Administration (Tilburg/Rotterdam, Kassel, Irvine, Nottingham/Glasgow). Since the fifties, computers had largely facilitated and the transformation of the minimal 'Night-Watch-state' into the modern 'Welfare-state', through their contribution to their effectivity, productivity and efficiency. In most Handbooks of Public Administration, computers are seen as neutral instruments and, most of the time, the role of computer technologies in the transformation of public administration is completely neglected. This 'deafening silence' is a great contrast with the way ICT's are actually changing public administration. The faster the developments in a field of study are, the more difficult it is to let the theories, related to that field of study, mature. In such circumstances, most statements will remain provisial and context-dependent. 25 years of research in Irvine (California) and Kassel (Germany) and more than 10 years of research in Tilburg/Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and about seven years of research in Glasgow/Nottingham (the United Kingdom) nonetheless enables the presentation of a modest image of public administration as it is entering the information age. Researchers in each of these groups have, nevertheless, not stopped trying to phrase theories about the implications of informatization for public administration with a more or less larges scope, that are robust in different contexts and over longer periods of time. These results and theories, covering a broad set of elements of the body of knowledge of public administration, are presented in this volume. As the authors try to demonstrate in this book, informatization developments in public administration do not only challenge the existing body of knowledge of the public administration discipline, but they are also opening up new perspectives and paradigms for the study of public administration.
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Towards a Theory of Public Administration in an Information Age? W B H J van de Donk and I Th M Snellen 1 Introduction
Steering and Informatization in the Sheltered Working Places and Higher
The Importance of Theory
A New Paradigm?
A Theory of Public Administration in an Information Age?
Still Somewhat Ambiguous Answers
What is Public Administration for the Information Age? J Taylor 1 Introduction
Debating Contemporary Public Administration
Changes in Interorganizational Coordination and Cooperation
Coordination in the Implementation of Interdepartmental Information Systems
Interorganizational Coordination in the Information Age
Networking in Government
Networking the Criminal Justice System
Visions on ICTInduced Dynamics in Intergovernmental
Information and Communication Aspects
Intergovernmental Relations and ICT
Practical Public Administration in the Information Age
The information Polity and the Study of Public Administration
Information Relationships in the Polity
Mainstream Relationships in the Information Polity
Public Administration and Information Infrastructure
Reflexive Public Administration
Public Administration in Cyberspace P H A Frissen 1 The Deafening Silence
Telling Small Stories
The Balance of Power is Disturbed
Other Organizational Models and Other Organizational Boundaries
Redefining Organizational Boundaries
The Management of Organizational Boundaries and Changing
Citizenship CCTV and Surveillance
Moral Responsibility Public Office and Information Technology
Free to Believe?
Trust Information and Public
Trust in Technology and RiskManagement
Using Trust in Technological Innovations
Direct Democracy and Cyberdemocracy in Switzerland
The Political Class Information Technology and the Internet
Internet as a New Public Sphere for Democracy?
The Public Sphere as a Leading Principle for Democracy on the Internet
Virtual Communities as New Public Spheres?
Mapping the Capabilities
Does Party Change Equal Party Decline?
Assumptions in Democratic Theory about Voters Level of Information
A Decision Support System for Voting Decisions
Local Government and Local Governance
A Case Study of the ICT Network
Summary of Findings to Date
Possible Structural Outcomes
Information Technology and the Organization Chart of Public
Information Technology and the Doctrines for Organizing Public
Are Democratic Institutions
The Coming of the Infocracy
Organizing Public Service Delivery
Actual Changes in Public Service Delivery through ICT
Traditional and New Forms of Steering
Results and Interpretation
Public Administration Organizations as Institutions and their
Instrumental Rationality instead of Practical Rationality or the Destruction
Incrementalism as Empirical Critique and Democratic Norm
Incrementalism as Analysis and Incrementalism as Politics
An Empirical Investigation in the Field of ReDistributive Policy Making
the Disappearance of The Intelligence of Democracy?
Automating Democracy? K Viborg Andersen 1 Introduction
Usage and Usability
Measurement of Model Use
Who Are the Modelers and the Users?
Control and Interests Served
Documented Impacts of Electronic Modeling
Do Models Belong to the Political World?
Coping with the Challenges Posed by the Use of Electronic Models
Lets Digitize Lets Make Things Better?
Steps to be Taken
Changing Relations at All Levels
What does Government Do Exactly?
The Policy Relevance of Information Technology
How Have They Changed?
The Shifting Relationship between Detecting and Effecting Tools
Information Technology and the Tools of Government Policy
Managing Public Administration Personnel in The Era
End User Support
Policy Execution in an Age of Telecooperation
Aspects of the Future Institutional Shape of Telecooperative Administration
a Feedforward Perspective
Interaction between Informatisation and Context in Dutch SSOS
Street Level Bureaucracy in an Information
The Sovereign State and Democratic Governance
Production and Process
Editors and Authors
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Public Administration in an Information Age: A Handbook
I.Th.M. Snellen,W.B.H.J. van de Donk
Omejen predogled - 1998
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