Information technology, GIS and democraticvalues: Ethical implications for ITprofessionals in public service [Book Review]
Graduate studies at Western
Ethics and Information Technology 5 (1):39-48 (2003)
|Abstract||Information technologies (IT) play a criticalrole in transforming public administration andredefining the role of bureaucracy in ademocratic society. New applications of ITbring great promises for government, but at thesame time raise concerns about administrativepower and its abuse. Using GeographicInformation Systems (GIS) as the centralexample, this paper provides the philosophicalunderpinnings of the role of technology anddiscusses the importance of an ethicaldiscourse in IT for public serviceprofessionals. Such ethical discourse must bebased on upholding the democratic values andpreserving the institutional integrity of ITprofessionals in public office.|
|Keywords||ethical discourse ethics GIS information systems information technology IT and democracy public service|
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