Political Management and the Technological Revolution

Authored by: Stephen K. Medvic

Routledge Handbook of Political Management

Print publication date:  August  2008
Online publication date:  March  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415962254
eBook ISBN: 9780203892138
Adobe ISBN: 9781135897499

10.4324/9780203892138.ch8

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

Those seeking to obtain and maintain power have always harnessed technology to support their efforts. The present era is not different in this respect. What is unique, however, is the relatively recent development of a class of professional managers who are skilled, if not formally trained, in the use of technology to achieve political goals. They do not seek power for themselves, but for those who pay for their assistance. Some of these managers are primarily technicians; others provide strategic guidance. Nevertheless, the interplay of technology and politics can best be studied by observing these professional political managers, for it is they who adopt technological means for political ends.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.