Cameron University’s Dr. Tony Wohlers co-authors textbook examining the usage of information technology with public administration

Cameron University staff member Dr. Tony E. Wohlers recently published his first book, “Setting Sail into the Age of Digital Local Government: Trends and Best Practices,” co-authored by Lynne Louise Bernier. The 123-page textbook examines the use of new information technology within public administration in advanced industrialized democracies and is the latest volume in Springer Science+Business Media’s Public Administration and Information Technology series.

graphic of book cover“The use of new information communications technologies within the context of local electronic government or e-government remains one of the uncharted territories of scholarly inquiry,” says Wohlers. “The implementation of e-government has significant potential for improving the way a government works and engages with its citizens. Dr. Bernier and I have chosen to present information about this ever-expanding practice utilizing comparative research and in-depth case study analyses.”

“Setting Sail into the Age of Digital Local Government: Trends and Best Practices” systematically analyzes the advances made and implications of information communication technologies (ICTs) for electronic government and electronic democracy and investigates the increasingly influential role of ICTs in shaping social relationships, political power, democratic government, and the public-services sector across the globe​.

Wohlers is Associate Professor in the Department of History and Government and also serves as Director of Academic Enrichment. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.  A  member of the Cameron faculty since 2005, his areas of specialization include public policy, public administration, comparative politics, European politics, research methods, program evaluation, local electronic government and biopolitics.

Bernier is Associate Professor of Politics at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisc. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her areas of specialization include comparative local/metropolitan government, intergovernmental relations, and global political economy.

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January 8, 2016

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