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The Resource The government machine : a revolutionary history of the computer, Jon Agar

The government machine : a revolutionary history of the computer, Jon Agar

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The government machine : a revolutionary history of the computer
Title
The government machine
Title remainder
a revolutionary history of the computer
Statement of responsibility
Jon Agar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In The Government Machine Jon Agar traces the mechanization of government work in the United Kingdom from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. He argues that this transformation has been tied to the rise of "expert movements," groups whose authority has rested on their expertise. The deployment of machines was an attempt to gain control over state action - a revolutionary move
  • Agar shows how mechanization followed the popular depiction of government as machine-like, with British civil servants cast as components of a general-purpose "government machine"; indeed, he argues that today's general-purpose computer is the apotheosis of the civil servant."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Agar, Jon
Dewey number
004/.0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.G68
LC item number
A33 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
History of computing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers
  • Public administration
  • Civil service
  • Großbritannien
  • COMPUTERS
  • Computers
  • Public administration
  • Great Britain
  • Verwaltung
  • Datenverarbeitung
  • Geschichte
  • Politik
  • Großbritannien
  • Computers
  • Overheidsinstellingen
  • Organisatieverandering
  • Arbeid
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
Label
The government machine : a revolutionary history of the computer, Jon Agar
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-533) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The state of knowledge -- The machineries of government -- "The parent of a totally different order of things" : Charles Trevelyan and the civil service as machine -- "Chaotic England" and the organized world : official statistics and expert statisticians -- "One universal register" : fantasies and realities of total knowledge -- The office machinery of government -- An information war -- The military machine? -- Treasury organization and methods and the computerization of government work -- Privacy and distrust -- Computers and experts in the hollowed-out state, 1970-2000
Control code
53882732
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 554 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585481180
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3336
  • 9780262266857
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53882732
Label
The government machine : a revolutionary history of the computer, Jon Agar
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-533) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The state of knowledge -- The machineries of government -- "The parent of a totally different order of things" : Charles Trevelyan and the civil service as machine -- "Chaotic England" and the organized world : official statistics and expert statisticians -- "One universal register" : fantasies and realities of total knowledge -- The office machinery of government -- An information war -- The military machine? -- Treasury organization and methods and the computerization of government work -- Privacy and distrust -- Computers and experts in the hollowed-out state, 1970-2000
Control code
53882732
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 554 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585481180
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3336
  • 9780262266857
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53882732

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