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Editorial Information Polity 14 (2009) 151–153 DOI 10.3233/IP-2009-0187 IOS Press Information Polity is an inclusive journal in its field, interested equally in publishing studies on all aspects of the polity. In so-doing it works across the political spectrum from studies on ‘government and administration’, on the one hand, to those on the ‘democratic sphere’, on the other. Its sub-title ‘the international journal of government and democracy in the information age’ embraces this wide perspective of an information polity. Just as ‘information economy’ is a concept that deploys an informational perspective to capture and understand the myriad of economic activities, so the concept of information polity seeks to bring an informational perspective into an understanding of the whole political system. In this issue we include five substantive articles, two focused on government and administration and three on democratic expression and procedure. In the first of these which address governmental questions, Claude Rochet and colleagues examine a perspective on information systems in government as agents of “subversion”. In the second Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen re-examines the pertinent issue of the relationship between the openness of government and public trust in government. Set in the French context of relationships between central government and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Polity IOS Press

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Publisher
IOS Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by IOS Press, Inc
ISSN
1570-1255
eISSN
1875-8754
DOI
10.3233/IP-2009-0187
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Abstract

Information Polity 14 (2009) 151–153 DOI 10.3233/IP-2009-0187 IOS Press Information Polity is an inclusive journal in its field, interested equally in publishing studies on all aspects of the polity. In so-doing it works across the political spectrum from studies on ‘government and administration’, on the one hand, to those on the ‘democratic sphere’, on the other. Its sub-title ‘the international journal of government and democracy in the information age’ embraces this wide perspective of an information polity. Just as ‘information economy’ is a concept that deploys an informational perspective to capture and understand the myriad of economic activities, so the concept of information polity seeks to bring an informational perspective into an understanding of the whole political system. In this issue we include five substantive articles, two focused on government and administration and three on democratic expression and procedure. In the first of these which address governmental questions, Claude Rochet and colleagues examine a perspective on information systems in government as agents of “subversion”. In the second Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen re-examines the pertinent issue of the relationship between the openness of government and public trust in government. Set in the French context of relationships between central government and the

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Information PolityIOS Press

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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