Social Dimensions of Information Technology: Issues for the New Millennium

Social Dimensions of Information Technology: Issues for the New Millennium

G. David Garson (North Carolina State University, USA)
Release Date: July, 1999|Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 362|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-86-5
ISBN13: 9781878289865|ISBN10: 1878289861|EISBN13: 9781466601123
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This anthology brings together multiple viewpoints on the social dimensions of the revolution in information technology. The chapters cover social, political, educational, personal, and international dimensions of information technology impacts. Each chapter focuses on different aspects of the effects of computing and the new information technologies that have accelerated every area of human life.

Social Dimensions of Information Technology: Issues for the New Millennium raises important issues with profound implications for public policy and societal development.

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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.