Politics and Administrative Practice in the Irish Information Society

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Title: Politics and Administrative Practice in the Irish Information Society
Authors: Komito, Lee
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10250
Date: Jul-1997
Online since: 2019-05-01T11:01:24Z
Abstract: The Information Society is expected to transform political relations in industrial societies, but the extent to which transformations have already taken place is often under-estimated. In the past, Irish politicians provided real or imagined patronage in exchange for the electoral support of citizens. The introduction of office information systems in the Irish civil service has lessened politicians' monopoly on administrative information. This increased public access to information has altered traditional politics in Ireland and enhanced democratic participation. However, any further changes should result from conscious policy decisions rather than as unplanned consequences of efficiency-driven IT investments.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: ESRI
Journal: Economic and Social Review
Volume: 28
Issue: 3
Start page: 295
End page: 300
Copyright (published version): 1997 the Author
Keywords: Information societyIrish civil serviceDemocratic participation
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Information and Communication Studies Research Collection

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