Technology and American Democracy (Paperback)

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The growth and proliferation of technology in American society places new demands on the U.S. government and the health of its democracy, affecting both policymaking and public administration. Technology and American Democracy explores the underpinning democratic theories, including constitutional justifications, that guide decision makers during the application of Information Technology (IT) in governance to promote democratic principles such as transparency and accountability. The book examines the capacity of IT to facilitate deliberative democracy, alter modern bureaucratic structures and functions, and affect areas of public policy including public budgeting and performance measurement.

Author Anthony Trotta demonstrates the ways in which technology creates new problems for contemporary government, including a discussion of virtual currency and its possible issues that must be addressed by the public sector. The discussion avoids highly technical language and confusing industry jargon, focusing instead on explaining important concepts in an accessible fashion, applicable to a broad spectrum of readers. Technology and American Democracy is required reading for students enrolled in courses on politics, public administration, and public policy.

About the Author

Anthony Trotta holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark and has extensive university-level teaching and course development experience in political science, public administration, and public policy (both in the traditional and virtual classroom) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Trotta is also the author of Advances in E-Governance (Routledge, 2018).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781032579627
ISBN-10: 1032579625
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 31st, 2023
Pages: 292
Language: English