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Politics, Governance and Technology: A Postmodern Narrative on the Virtual State - New Horizons in Public Policy Series (Hardback)
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Politics, Governance and Technology: A Postmodern Narrative on the Virtual State - New Horizons in Public Policy Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 25/11/1999
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The interdependencies between politics, governance and technology have created a `virtual state'. The author analyses this development within the framework of postmodernism in order to illustrate the importance of adopting a postmodern perspective to understand the theory and practice of public administration and politics. This book examines the special connections linking politics, administration and technology in the `information society'. Paul Frissen describes recent developments both within public administration and in postmodernism and uses examples from Dutch public administration in order to emphasise the importance of the postmodern perspective. Finally, the author considers the role of politics in the virtual state. This book will prove to be invaluable to scholars of public and social policy, public administration and politics. The translation was funded by NWO, the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781858988771
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 573 g
Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 1270 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Acclaim for the Dutch edition:
`Frissen. . . . has written a "small narrative" in which he tries to tone down or even to destroy the "grand narratives" of politics as the societal centre. It is an important book. All debates and developments concerning the relationships between politics, governance and ICT are dealt with.' -- Jan A.G.M. van Dijk, NRC-Handelsblad
`The radical theses on politics proclaimed by Frissen will undoubtedly draw a lot of attention. . . . But first of all it is good to realise that the book has two faces. Apart from a polemic and postmodern "narrative" on politics and governance, the book also is a thorough and modern synthesis of an extensive and productive research programme in public administration. Frissen courageously elaborates the lines present in this program.' -- Willem Witteveen, Socialisme and Democratie
`The narrative deserves reading. Frissen joins the world of important thinkers and the question is whether the academic circles in The Netherlands are not too narrow for these thoughts to be unfolded.' -- N.J.M. Nelissen, Openbaar Bestuur

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