Using Technology to Improve Education, Cut Red Tape, Reduce Gridlock, and Enhance Democracy
By (author) William D. Eggers
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Government 2.0 by William D. Eggers
Book DescriptionA well-written, lively, optimistic book that calls for the transformation of technology in government from "lipstick on a bulldog to total information awareness." This book is proactive in nature (see what these governments are really doing), does not call for a wholesale and costly transformation, and employs a subtle shaming of those governments that have not yet joined the 21st century. William Eggers's argument, conservative in nature, states that the world of politics would quickly and markedly benefit from this digital transformation in terms of a fiscal payoff, but a more profound change would result as governments become more transparent, more democratic, and more efficient.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780742541757
(236mm x 158mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 9-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William D. Eggers
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If We Can Put a Man on the Moon, Hardback (November 2009)
The American people are frustrated with their government. Yet the US has a proud history of great achievements: victory in World War II, the national highway system, welfare reform, the moon landing. The US need more successes like these to reclaim the government's legacy of competence. This title explains how to do it.
Unlocking the Power of Networks, Paperback (January 2009)
The era of strict top-down, stovepiped public management in America is over. The traditional dichotomy between public ownership and privatization is an outdated notion.
Governing by Network, Paperback (July 2004)» View all books by William D. Eggers
A fundamental, but mostly hidden, transformation is happening in the way public services are being delivered, and in the way local and national governments fulfill their policy goals.
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Author Biography - William D. Eggers
William D. Eggers is senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and global director for Deloitte Research, Public Sector in Washington, D.C. He is the coauthor of Revolution at the Roots: Making Our Government Smaller, Better, and Closer to Home (1995), which won the Sir Anthony Fisher International Memorial Award, and Governing by Network The New Shape of the Public Sector (2004), winner of the 2005 Louis Brownlow Book Award. He splits his time between Austin, Texas and the Washington, D.C. area.
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