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Political Transformations: clientelism and technological change
Komito, Lee
Exploring Cyber Society, University of Northumbria, United Kingdom, 5-7 July 1999 New information and communications technologies are expected to transform political systems as part of a move to an 'Information Society'. A Utopian view of this transformation is often reflected, not only by some who write about cyber-democracy, but also in government policy statements. For instance, in Europe, the 'Bangemann Report' (High Level Group on the Information Society, 1994) expected that the Information Society would lead to a "more efficient, transparent and responsive public services, closer to the citizen and at lower cost" in Europe. The High Level Expert Group on the Social and Societal Aspects of the Information Society (1996) noted that "ICTs create new opportunities for greater public participation in and awareness of the political process". Thus, new technologies are expected to improve political participation and administrative efficiency, as long as appropriate policy decisions are taken.
Keyword(s): Clientelism; Ireland; Irish political clientelism; Brokerage; Administrative change; Politics; Urban corruption; Bribery
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): School of Social, Political and Economic Sciences, University of Northumbria at Newcastle
First Indexed: 2019-05-11 06:31:06 Last Updated: 2019-05-11 06:31:06