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Accelerating DemocracyTransforming Governance Through Technology$
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John O. McGinnis

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691151021

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691151021.001.0001

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Regulation in an Age of Technological Acceleration

Regulation in an Age of Technological Acceleration

(p.109) Chapter Seven Regulation in an Age of Technological Acceleration
Accelerating Democracy

John O. McGinnis

Princeton University Press

This chapter considers the impact of new technologies on the administrative state. Information technology has the potential to improve administrative government by changing the nature of the information on which it relies. Theorists in the New Deal may have been correct that Congress could not effectively gather information to create the detailed policy directives that would achieve its legislative objectives. But regulatory agencies have not proved all that much better. Only by requiring agencies to rely on the more dispersed sources of information provided by markets and experiments is the situation likely to improve. By creating more objective measures of results, the use of such information technologies also constrains the influence of special interests.

Keywords:   governance, administrative government, information technology, regulation

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