The Resource Accelerating Democracy, McGinnis, John, (electronic resource)

Accelerating Democracy, McGinnis, John, (electronic resource)

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Accelerating Democracy
Title
Accelerating Democracy
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McGinnis, John
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Successful democracies throughout history--from ancient Athens to Britain on the cusp of the industrial age--have used the technology of their time to gather information for better governance. Our challenge is no different today, but it is more urgent because the accelerating pace of technological change creates potentially enormous dangers as well as benefits. Accelerating Democracy shows how to adapt democracy to new information technologies that can enhance political decision making and enable us to navigate the social rapids ahead. John O. McGinnis demonstrates how these new technologies combine to address a problem as old as democracy itself--how to help citizens better evaluate the consequences of their political choices. As society became more complex in the nineteenth century, social planning became a top-down enterprise delegated to experts and bureaucrats. Today, technology increasingly permits information to bubble up from below and filter through more dispersed and competitive sources. McGinnis explains how to use fast-evolving information technologies to more effectively analyze past public policy, bring unprecedented intensity of scrutiny to current policy proposals, and more accurately predict the results of future policy. But he argues that we can do so only if government keeps pace with technological change. For instance, it must revive federalism to permit different jurisdictions to test different policies so that their results can be evaluated, and it must legalize information markets to permit people to bet on what the consequences of a policy will be even before that policy is implemented. Accelerating Democracy reveals how we can achieve a democracy that is informed by expertise and social-scientific knowledge while shedding the arrogance and insularity of a technocracy
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McGinnis, John
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Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company
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  • Business management
  • Politics
  • Global governance
  • International relations
Label
Accelerating Democracy, McGinnis, John, (electronic resource)
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https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/-/9781400845453/?ar
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1st edition
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224 p.
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online
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Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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  • 42041
  • 9781400845453
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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  • (Sirsi) a271999
  • (Safari)9781400845453
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Accelerating Democracy, McGinnis, John, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/-/9781400845453/?ar
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
online
Issuing body
Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 42041
  • 9781400845453
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a271999
  • (Safari)9781400845453
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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