Editorial

Editorial

Citation

Meijer A & Webster W (2020) Editorial. Information Polity, 25 (1), pp. 1-2. https://doi.org/10.3233/ip-200002

Abstract
First paragraph: There is a growing interest in issues associated with digital technology in the public sector, especially within the academic community of public administration scholars. Until recently, many colleagues in this community showed little interest in the topic area, perceiving e-Government and associated issues like data protection, to be essentially technical and procedural – and quite frankly rather dull. New emergent topics and technologies relating to algorithms, artificial intelligence and surveillance have now become ‘sexy’ and are attracting the attention of a large number of researchers, from a range of academic disciplines. Consequently, there is a burgeoning interest in how new digital technologies interact with and shape public policy, management and services – we hate to say it, but we told you so!

Keywords
Sociology and Political Science; Communication; Public Administration; Information Systems

Journal
Information Polity: Volume 25, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2020
Publication date online23/03/2020
Date accepted by journal01/03/2020
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN1570-1255
eISSN1875-8754