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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Tools of Government in the Digital Age

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230001435
Publication Date August 2007
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Public Policy and Politics

This important new work updates the arguments of Christopher Hood's classic work The Tools of Government for the Twenty-First century. Comprehensively revised throughout, it includes increased coverage of how government gets information and an assessment of how the tools available to government have changed over time.

CHRISTOPHER C. HOOD is Gladstone Professor of Government, University of Oxford, UK.

HELEN Z. MARGETTS is Professor of Society and the Internet, University of Oxford, UK.

Exploring Governments' Toolshed
Government as a Toolkit
Alternative Approaches to the Tools of Government
A Changing Mix of Government Tools in the Digital Age.


[A] very welcome volume ... The Arguments in this book not only give policy makers a tool kit for action but, as importantly, also provide others with the ideas and language necessary to engage in the accompanying political debates' – Nick Anstead, British Politics
'The book is thought provoking and offers an inspiring framework for scholars of politics.' – Peter Hilger, Political Studies Review
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