Modern Public Information Technology Systems: Issues and Challenges

Modern Public Information Technology Systems: Issues and Challenges

G. David Garson (North Carolina State University, USA)
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Release Date: March, 2007|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 420
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-051-6
ISBN13: 9781599040516|ISBN10: 1599040514|EISBN13: 9781599040530
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The nature of governance is rapidly changing, due to new technologies which expand public sector capabilities. Modern Public Information Technology Systems: Issues and Challenges examines the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector. It explores the impact of information technology on governmental accountability and distribution of power, the implications of privatization as an IT business model, and the global governance of information technology

Modern Public Information Technology Systems: Issues and Challenges provides a fresh look at the evolution of federal technology and political accountability in governmental information systems. Descriptions of general policy and technical applications, as well as practical implementation guidelines make this book a must-have for professors, students, and practitioners.

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This book examines the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector.

– APADE (2007)
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G. David Garson is a full professor of public administration at North Carolina State University, where he teaches courses on American government, research methodology, computer applications, and geographic information systems. He was the recipient of the Donald Campbell Award (1995) from the policy studies organization, American Political Science Association, for outstanding contributions to policy research methodology and of the Aaron Wildavsky Book Award (1997) from the same organization. He is the author of Guide to Writing Quantitative Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Dekker, 2001), Neural Network Analysis for Social Scientists (1998), and Computer Technology and Social Issues (1995). In addition he is editor of Social Dimensions of Information Technology (2000), Information Technology and Computer Applications in Public Administration: Issues and Trends (1999), and the Handbook of Public Information Systems (1999). He has also authored or edited 17 other books and authored more than 50 articles. For the last 20 years he has served as editor of the Social Science Computer Review and is on the editorial board of four additional journals.
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