Politics and Administrative Practice in the Irish Information Society
|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Author||Keywords:||Information society; Irish civil service; Democratic participation||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Information and Communication Studies Research Collection|
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