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Government Is Us 2.0, by Cheryl S. King

Government Is Us 2.0, by Cheryl S. King Information Polity 17 (2012) 195–196 DOI 10.3233/IP-2012-0277 IOS Press Book Review Government Is Us 2.0, Edited by Cheryl S. King, April 2011 M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, NY, ISBN 978-0-7656-2501 (cloth), 978-0-7656-2502 (paper) 256 Pages This book is a follow up to Government Is Us: Public Administration In an Antigovernment Era [2]. That book was conceived in the aftermath of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City by an American citizen, a self-proclaimed anti-government zealot who was a member of a domestic militia movement. In the original volume, the editors sought to collect essays on administrator-citizen interactions in government situations that would highlight the issues involved. The emphasis of the first book was on the need for citizen involvement in government beyond the act of voting. It called for increased and innovative citizen engagement in administrative governance Needless to say, a lot has happened since 1998. As the editor points out, antigovernment sentiment has increased [5] and hate groups and antigovernment militia movements are growing stronger [5]. Cheryl King and Renee Nank point out in the first chapter that U.S. citizens’ attitudes toward their government have had their ups and downs throughout American history, but that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Polity IOS Press

Government Is Us 2.0, by Cheryl S. King

Information Polity , Volume 17 (2) – Jan 1, 2012

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IOS Press
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Copyright © 2012 by IOS Press, Inc
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1570-1255
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10.3233/IP-2012-0277
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Information Polity 17 (2012) 195–196 DOI 10.3233/IP-2012-0277 IOS Press Book Review Government Is Us 2.0, Edited by Cheryl S. King, April 2011 M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, NY, ISBN 978-0-7656-2501 (cloth), 978-0-7656-2502 (paper) 256 Pages This book is a follow up to Government Is Us: Public Administration In an Antigovernment Era [2]. That book was conceived in the aftermath of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City by an American citizen, a self-proclaimed anti-government zealot who was a member of a domestic militia movement. In the original volume, the editors sought to collect essays on administrator-citizen interactions in government situations that would highlight the issues involved. The emphasis of the first book was on the need for citizen involvement in government beyond the act of voting. It called for increased and innovative citizen engagement in administrative governance Needless to say, a lot has happened since 1998. As the editor points out, antigovernment sentiment has increased [5] and hate groups and antigovernment militia movements are growing stronger [5]. Cheryl King and Renee Nank point out in the first chapter that U.S. citizens’ attitudes toward their government have had their ups and downs throughout American history, but that

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Published: Jan 1, 2012

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