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Innovating Government: An Introduction to the Book

  • Simone van der HofEmail author
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Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 20)

Abstract

The narratives in this book can be positioned against a background of a rapidly changing societal and policy landscape, both empirically and theoretically, in light of turbulent technological developments and new social paradigms. Since the mid-1990s, many Western governments have ‘embraced the idea that new technologies might be exploited to “reinvent” their own activities’ (Bellamy and Taylor 1998). Hence, fueling the new paradigm of the reinvented government, as elaborately considered by Osborne and Gaebler (1992), under the New Public Management philosophy, and rendering notions of business-like and customer-driven government which are facilitated by the introduction of ICTs in public administration and a growing interconnectivity of public organizations and policy spheres. Since then we have seen transformations in many areas of public administration under the heading of electronic government or e-government.

Keywords

European Union Smart Card Youth Care Identity Theft Smart Environment 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Abbreviations

ANPR

Automatic number plate recognition

EU

European Union

ICT

Information and communication technology

IDM

Identity management

IMIS

Internal market information system

RFID

Radio frequency identification

VSD

Value-sensitive design

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Copyright information

© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2011 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TILT – Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and SocietyTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands

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