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date: 21 February 2020

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This article studies the various tools of government in the Information Age. It identifies the three conventional approaches of the tools of government analysis: conceiving instruments as institutions, focusing on the politics of instrument selection, and cataloguing the tool kit in a more generic way than on the politics of instrument choice. It enumerates the three sets of issues related to the application of conventional analysis to Information-Age tools of government. Finally, the article tries to determine whether the Information Age has radically transformational or dynamic conservatism effects on the way government operates.

Keywords: tools of government, Information Age, conventional approaches, sets of issues, conventional analysis, transformational effects, dynamic conservatism effects

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