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Governing Electronically E-Government and the Reconfiguration of Public Administration, Policy and Power

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ISBN-10: 0230205887

ISBN-13: 9780230205888

Edition: 2010

Authors: Paul Henman

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This book provides rare insights into the nature of contemporary, technologically-facilitated government. Its multidisciplinary approach demonstrates that information technology is more than a tool for politicians and policy-makers. E-government has reconfigured public administration, policy, power and citizenship.
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Book details

List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 1/20/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 271
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Paul Henman, School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences, University of Queensland and Menno Fenger, Department of Public Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam

List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Examining E-government
Introduction
The consequences of technology
Locating and understanding e-government
Structure and argument of the book
Undertaking the study
Conceptualising Technology and Government
The things things do
Governmentality
Information technology and government
The Governmentality of E-govemment
Domains of E-government
E-Welfare
International context
The Australian welfare system
The e-welfare case studies
Moving forward: Future directions in e-welfare
E-Tax
International context
The Australian taxation system
The e-tax case studies
Future directions in e-tax
E-Health
International context
The Australian health system
The e-health case studies
Future directions in e-health
Reconfigurations of Government
Reconfiguring Public Administration
The changing face of public administration
E-public administration?
Speed, Time and the Future
Technology and time
E-government and time intensification
Governing the future
Networks and Conditionality
Networks and policy
The new conditionality
Risk and Targeted Government
Characterising risk governmentalities
Governing risk through e-government
Electronic transformations in risk governmentalities
Towards targeted government
Complex Government
Increasing policy and administrative complexity
A case study on policy complexity
Why complexity matters
Governing complexity?
Reconfiguring Power, Citizenship, Society
Foucault's notions of power
E-government's varieties of power
Reconfiguring citizens and subjects
Reconfiguring society: The fragmentation of the social
Conclusion: Governing electronically
Notes
References
Index