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date: 23 October 2018

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This article discusses the role and forms that information and information processing can play in governance, explains how information is used in governance, and evaluates the extent to which information is processed and politicized prior to being acted upon. It contends that the ‘central mind of government’ to govern means that someone must consider the environment, react to information, make decisions, and then continue to consider the consequences of each round of governing. The article also explains the concept of cybernetic governance based on Karl Deutsch's The Nerves of Government.

Keywords: information processing, cybernetic governance, Karl Deutsch, Nerves of Government

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