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The Tools of Government in the Digital Age

By Christopher Hood and Helen Margetts
Cover of The Tools of Government in the Digital Age

Hood, C. and Margetts, H. (2007) The Tools of Government in the Digital Age. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230001435.

This important 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.


‘[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


Publication date:
July 2007
Palgrave Macmillan

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