Political Transformations: clientelism and technological change

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Title: Political Transformations: clientelism and technological change
Authors: Komito, Lee
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10255
Date: 1-Apr-1999
Online since: 2019-05-01T11:27:35Z
Abstract: New information and communications technologies are expected to transform political systems as part of a move to an 'Information Society'. A Utopian view of this transformation is often reflected, not only by some who write about cyber-democracy, but also in government policy statements. For instance, in Europe, the 'Bangemann Report' (High Level Group on the Information Society, 1994) expected that the Information Society would lead to a "more efficient, transparent and responsive public services, closer to the citizen and at lower cost" in Europe. The High Level Expert Group on the Social and Societal Aspects of the Information Society (1996) noted that "ICTs create new opportunities for greater public participation in and awareness of the political process". Thus, new technologies are expected to improve political participation and administrative efficiency, as long as appropriate policy decisions are taken.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: School of Social, Political and Economic Sciences, University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Keywords: ClientelismIrelandIrish political clientelismBrokerageAdministrative changePoliticsUrban corruptionBribery
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Armitage, J., Roberts, J. (eds.). Exploring Cyber Society Conference Proceedings Volume II
Conference Details: Exploring Cyber Society, University of Northumbria, United Kingdom, 5-7 July 1999
ISBN: 0953645002
Appears in Collections:Information and Communication Studies Research Collection

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