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Australia and the New Technologies: Evidence Based Policy in Public Administration

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Abstract


  • The 2008 Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security: Australia

    and the New Technologies- Evidence Based Policy in Public Administration

    was organised by the Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) funded

    by the Australian Research Council. The Workshop is a biennial event bringing

    together both researchers and practitioners in the fields relating to the national

    research priority entitled Safeguarding Australia. In 2008, the workshop was

    held on the 23rd-24th July, at Hotel Realm in Canberra between 9.15 am and

    3.30 pm.

    The Workshop was organised by RNSA members from the IP Location-Based

    Services Research Program (Faculty of Informatics) from the University of

    Wollongong, jointly with the University of Melbourne and the Australian

    Homeland Security Research Centre.

    This workshop addresses the application of evidence based policy in public

    administration. It specifically focuses on the issue of new technologies in the

    form of product and process innovations rolled out in Australia since major

    international events (e.g. Sept 11, Boxing Day Tsunami, Avian Flu outbreak).

    These product and process innovations introduced for the 'common good are

    usually mandated by government agencies, designed and implemented by

    private business, and obligatorily adopted by citizens in the name of national

    security.

    The workshop investigates how information is gathered, processed and

    disseminated to provide evidence toward policy making. What qualitative

    and quantitative methods are used to make public administration decisions;

    how stakeholders are engaged and brought into the wider debate; how

    legislation is introduced and its effect; what ethical considerations are made

    prior to implementation of mass market information technologies; and the

    importance of maintaining the rights of citizens.

    The workshop brings together academics and practitioners from multiple

    disciplines including law, information technology, sociology, ethics, policy,

    medical, business, accounting and economics.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Edition


  • 1

Citation


  • Michael, K. & Michael, M. G. (Eds.). (2008). Australia and the New Technologies: Evidence Based Policy in Public Administration. Wollongong, NSW, Australia: University of Wollongong.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781741281507

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://works.bepress.com/kmichael/93/

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Abstract


  • The 2008 Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security: Australia

    and the New Technologies- Evidence Based Policy in Public Administration

    was organised by the Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) funded

    by the Australian Research Council. The Workshop is a biennial event bringing

    together both researchers and practitioners in the fields relating to the national

    research priority entitled Safeguarding Australia. In 2008, the workshop was

    held on the 23rd-24th July, at Hotel Realm in Canberra between 9.15 am and

    3.30 pm.

    The Workshop was organised by RNSA members from the IP Location-Based

    Services Research Program (Faculty of Informatics) from the University of

    Wollongong, jointly with the University of Melbourne and the Australian

    Homeland Security Research Centre.

    This workshop addresses the application of evidence based policy in public

    administration. It specifically focuses on the issue of new technologies in the

    form of product and process innovations rolled out in Australia since major

    international events (e.g. Sept 11, Boxing Day Tsunami, Avian Flu outbreak).

    These product and process innovations introduced for the 'common good are

    usually mandated by government agencies, designed and implemented by

    private business, and obligatorily adopted by citizens in the name of national

    security.

    The workshop investigates how information is gathered, processed and

    disseminated to provide evidence toward policy making. What qualitative

    and quantitative methods are used to make public administration decisions;

    how stakeholders are engaged and brought into the wider debate; how

    legislation is introduced and its effect; what ethical considerations are made

    prior to implementation of mass market information technologies; and the

    importance of maintaining the rights of citizens.

    The workshop brings together academics and practitioners from multiple

    disciplines including law, information technology, sociology, ethics, policy,

    medical, business, accounting and economics.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Edition


  • 1

Citation


  • Michael, K. & Michael, M. G. (Eds.). (2008). Australia and the New Technologies: Evidence Based Policy in Public Administration. Wollongong, NSW, Australia: University of Wollongong.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781741281507

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://works.bepress.com/kmichael/93/

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, NSW, Australia