Governing in an Information Society


Stephen Rosell

This report provides a fascinating insight into how a group of senior Canadian government officials have explored, over a two-year period, the implications of the information society for governance. Information technology is contributing to the rapid changes of globalization, regionalization and democratization which are transforming the world. Existing institutions and structures seem unable to cope with the complex issues raised in these turbulent times. In a refreshing and even reassuring way, this report demonstrates how governments are grappling with the changes as they seek to develop new types of governance appropriate to the twenty-first century.

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