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Smart Citizens, Smarter State

The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing

  • Preface
  • 1. From Open Government to Smarter Governance
  • 2. The Rise of Professional Government
  • 3. The Limits of Democratic Theory
  • 4. The Technologies of Expertise
  • 5. Experimenting with Smarter Governance
  • 6. Why Smarter Governance May Be Illegal
  • 7. Bringing Smarter Governance to Life
  • 8. Smarter Citizenship
  • Conclusion: The Daedalus Project
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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