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Iain McLean - Democracy and New Technology - 9780745604473 - V9780745604473
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Democracy and New Technology

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Description for Democracy and New Technology Hardback. Combining democratic theory, social choice theory and a description of new technology at work, this work explores the impact of information technology on democracy, asks whether democratic possibilities are improved by it, and discusses the technical and logical boundaries of democracy. Num Pages: 214 pages, 1, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JPA; JPHV; UBJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 216 x 140 x 12. Weight in Grams: 396.
In this accessible new book, Iain McLean explores the impact of information technology on democracy. Combining democratic theory, social choice theory and description of new technology at work in Europe and the USA, McLean explores democracy as it is and as it could be. The author begins in ancient Athens and moves through Pliny, Rousseau, Madison and J S Mill to modern representatives and direct democracy. Introducing the theory of social choice, he argues that democracy is about procedures, not results, and sets out some criteria for fair aggregation of individuals' preferences to society's. Exploring the impact of new technology ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
1989
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
214
Condition
New
Number of Pages
220
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780745604473
SKU
V9780745604473
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-1

About Iain McLean
Iain McLean was born and brought up in Edinburgh and studied at Oxford. He has taught at Newcastle and Oxford and for Washington, Lee and Stanford Universities in the USA. He has been interested in elections and voting theory for many years and has served two terms, for different parties, as a local councillor.

Reviews for Democracy and New Technology
'McLean's book is intelligent, well written and well informed.' THES

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