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Democracy and New Technology

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Januar 1991

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Combining democratic theory, social choice theory and a description of new technology at work, this work explores the impact of information technology on democracy, asks whether democratic possibilities are improved by it, and discusses the technical and logical boundaries of democracy.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface. Introduction. 1. What is Democracy? Some Traditional Answers. 2. Are Modern Western Societies Democratic? 3. New Technology and Democracy. 4. What New Technology can do for Direct Democracy. 5. What New Technology can do for Representative Democracy. 6. Conclusions. Appendix. Glossary of Technical Terms. Notes.

Portrait

Iain McLean was born and brought up in Edinburgh and studied at Oxford. He has taught at Newcastle and Oxford and for Washington, Lee and Stanford Universities in the USA. He has been interested in elections and voting theory for many years and has served two terms, for different parties, as a local councillor.

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'McLean's book is intelligent, well written and well informed.' THES
EAN: 9780745604473
ISBN: 0745604471
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BLACKWELL PUBL
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1991
Seitenanzahl: 220 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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