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Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology

John O. McGinnis


Successful democracies throughout history 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. This book shows how to adapt democracy to new information technologies that can enhance political decision making and enable us to navigate the social rapids ahead. This book demonstrates how these new technologies combine to address a problem as old as democracy itself—how to help citizens better eval ... More

Keywords: democracy, information technology, political decision making, social planning, public policy, federalism, information markets, technocracy, social-scientific knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691151021
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691151021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John O. McGinnis, author
Northwestern Law School