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The Next Wave: Using Digital Technology to Further Social and Political Innovation

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Darrell West argues people can deploy digital technology to improve participation and collaboration and political leaders can work with the private sector to stimulate a flowering of innovation in a variety of policy areas.
Hardcover, 219 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Brookings Institution Press (first published May 18th 2011)
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Samuel Lubell
Mar 26, 2012 Samuel Lubell rated it 1 of 5 stars
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This was a disappointing book. Disjointed with no thesis. I did find the chapter on technology and the news media interested because it focused on education (but the book did not have anything else on how tech affects education, which should have been a natural).
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This book was a mishmash of fascinating ideas at the crossroads of government, healthcare, technology, and innovation in general. However, its strength and weakness lie in its varied nature. The book addresses how the public sector can take some lessons from the private sector and use technology both to increase efficiency as well as to increase outreach and accessibility to stakeholders. It covers a broad range of topics from using new social media to reach out to people, to utilizing new plat ...more
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Darrell M. West is vice president and director of Governance Studies and holds the Douglas Dillon Chair. He is founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings and Editor-in-Chief of TechTank. His current research focuses on educational technology, health information technology, and mobile technology. Prior to coming to Brookings, West was the John Hazen White Professor of Po ...more
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