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Government 2.0: Using Technology to Improve Education, Cut Red Tape, Reduce Gridlock and Enhance Democracy

Tuesday February 2005


William Eggers Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Technology has changed how government and citizens interact and communicate, resulting in innovative solutions to problems, improved services, and reduced bureaucracies. In his new book, Government 2.0, William Eggers looks at the ways the Web has revolutionized the dialogue between citizens and their local, state, and federal government.

Through interviews with over 500 leading politicians, researchers, technology industry CEOs, leaders, and futurists, Eggers explores the challenges technology presents and provides sound recommendations to help both government officials and citizens better utilize the technology of today and tomorrow. He examines ethical issues and technological developments, allowing the reader to determine the best course of action.