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Holmes, WN (2009) The design of government. Computer, 42 (5). pp. 102-104. ISSN 0018-9162

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Abstract

Government's inability to constructively simplify its operation and improve its control is depicted as a consequence of its style of departmental organisation, a style that promotes the interests of the department itself rather than of the community. It is argued that a governmental design that separates the study and evaluation of the community from the application of control would make social simplification possible.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: government, simplification, control system design, bureaucracy, reform
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
Page Range: pp. 102-104
ISSN: 0018-9162
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1109/MC.2009.165
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Date Deposited: 07 May 2009 01:56
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:59
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8681
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