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Information Technology in a Democracy

Edited by Alan F. Westin

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674436978

Publication Date: 01/01/1971

499 pages


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A public technological system is one in which a government agency generates extensive data with computers and communication networks, analyzes these data, and applies the output in a systematic manner to questions of public policy. About fifty contributors, ranging from enthusiastic proponents to harsh critics, capture here the great debate now raging about the use of public technological systems, offering facts and opinions on databanks, program budgeting, corporate consultants, systems analysis, etc.

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