Reinvigorating Government? : British Politics and the Internet

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-03-01
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co

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Author Biography

Yaman Akdeniz is a PhD candidate at the CyberLaw Research Unit, Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds Stephen Coleman is Director of Studies at The Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government and heads its Parliament and the Electronic Media programme Richard Davis is Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, Utah, USA Rachel Gibson is a Lecturer in Politics at the European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford Paul G. Nixon is European project co-ordinator for CIRA, and a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics and Policy, at the University of Tesside Janie Percy-Smith is Principal Lecturer at the Policy Research Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University Jenny Pickerill is currently completing her doctoral thesis in the Department of Geography at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Clive Walker is Professor of the Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds Stephen Ward is a Lecturer in Politics, at the European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford Mark Wheeler is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the Department of Politics and Modern History, London Guildhall University

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
List of Contributors
Acknowledgements x
List of Abbreviations
Introduction 1(8)
Rachel Gibson
Stephen Ward
Perfect Information, Perfect Democracy, Perfect Competition: Politics and the Impact of New ICTs
Rachel Gibson
Stephen Ward
Whitehall On-Line: Joined-up Government?
Paul G. Nixon
Local Government and ICTs: 21st Century Governance?
Janie Percy-Smith
Parliament in the Information Age: The Case of Westminster and Holyrood
Stephen Coleman
The Courts, the Internet and Citizen Participation
Clive Walker
British Party Activity in Cyberspace: New Media, Same Impact?
Rachel Gibson
Stephen Ward
Environmentalists and the Net: Pressure Groups, New Social Movements and New ICTs
Jenny Pickerill
The Web Wars: The European Commission and British Governments' Policy Responses to the Internet
Mark Wheeler
Policing the Internet: Concerns for Cyber-Rights
Yaman Akdeniz
The Political Impact of the Internet: The American Experience
Richard Davis
Conclusions: Modernising without Democratising?
Rachel Gibson
Stephen Ward
Bibliography 213(18)
Index 231

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