The Resource Governance in the information era : theory and practice of policy informatics, edited by Erik W. Johnston

Governance in the information era : theory and practice of policy informatics, edited by Erik W. Johnston

Governance in the information era : theory and practice of policy informatics
Governance in the information era
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theory and practice of policy informatics
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edited by Erik W. Johnston
"Policy informatics is addressing governance challenges and their consequences, which span the seeming inability of governments to solve complex problems and the disaffection of people from their governments. Policy informatics seeks approaches that enable our governance systems to address increasingly complex challenges and to meet the rising expectations of people to be full participants in their communities. This book approaches these challenges by applying a combination of the latest American and European approaches in applying complex systems modeling, crowdsourcing, participatory platforms and citizen science to explore complex governance challenges in domains that include education, environment, and health. The traditional norms of hierarchical governance, expert-driven decision-making, institutional control, and centralization have begun to fade as the costs of community engagement have declined, data have become increasingly available and accessible, and computational and analytical skills have increased dramatically. Further, stakeholders and publics are becoming more diverse, unequal, vocal and polarized. Against this backdrop, the book explores how to enable public values to flourish by promoting new forms of effective governance and exploring the changes necessary in technology, processes, institutional capacity and social norms to realize that future"--
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.G685 2015
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Governance in the information era : theory and practice of policy informatics, edited by Erik W. Johnston
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Conceptualizing Policy Informatics / Kevin C. Desouza and Erik W. Johnston -- The Value and Limits of Government Information Resources for Policy Informatics / Sharon S. Dawes and Natalie C. Helbig -- Evidence for Policy Inquiry / Anand Desai and Kristin Harlow -- Visualization Meets Policy Making : Visual Traditions, Policy Complexity, Strategic Investments / Evert Lindquist -- The Endogenous Point of View in Policy Informatics / George P. Richardson -- Model-Based Policy Design that Takes Implementation Seriously / David Wheat -- Public-Private Partnerships : A Study of Risk Allocation Design Envelopes / David N. Ford, Ivan Damnjanovic, and Scott T. Johnson -- Policy Informatics with Small System Dynamics Models : How Small Models Can Help the Public Policy Process / Navid Ghaffarzadegan, John Lyneis, and George P. Richardson -- Quantitative Modeling of Violent Group Behavior Using Open-Source Intelligence / Christopher Bronk and Derek Ruths -- Making a Difference / Kimberly M. Thompson -- Governance Informatics : Using Computer Simulation Models to Deepen Situational Awareness and Governance Design Considerations / Christopher Koliba and Asim Zia -- Complexity and Educational Policy Informatics : Exploring Unanticipated Consequences and Unrealized Opportunities of Policy Decisions / Nora H. Sabelli, William R. Penuel, and Britte H. Cheng -- Policy Modeling of Large-Scale Social Systems : Lessons from the SKIN Model of Innovation / Petra Ahrweiler, Andreas Pyka, and Nigel Gilbert -- Lend Me Your Expertise : Citizen Sourcing Advice to Government / William H. Dutton -- Synthetic Information Environments for Policy Informatics : A Distributed Cognition Perspective / Christopher Barrett, Stephen Eubank, Achla Marathe, Madhav Marathe, and Samarth Swarup -- Participatory Simulation as a Tool of Policy Informatics : Definitions, Literature Review, and Research Directions / Gerard P. Learmonth, Sr. and Jeffrey Plank -- Action Brokering for Civic Engagement: A Case Study of ACTion Alexandria / Jes A. Koepfler, Derek L. Hansen, Paul T. Jaeger, John C. Bertot, and Tracy Viselli -- Breaking the Silos of Silence : The Importance of New Forms of Knowledge Incubation for Policy Informatics / Ines Mergel -- The Future of Policy Informatics / Erik W. Johnston
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1 online resource (xviii, 374 pages)
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  • (OCoLC)903929957
  • ebl1315736217

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