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Contestability, democracy and trust in the anti-terror age

Wigan, Marcus


Marcus Wigan


Checks and balances in government are always difficult to resolve, and as both societal and governmental complexity have increased, the degree to which expertise and policy reside within government has declined. The rise of evidence-based approaches to policy in most areas of government has raised the bar for those wishing to gain access and influence with government, in that technically sound and fact-based materials now form an essential component of approaches to government.


Wigan, M. (2012). Contestability, democracy and trust in the anti-terror age. IEEE technology & society magazine, 31, 26-32.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date Jun 17, 2013
Print ISSN 0278-0097
Electronic ISSN 1937-416X
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Pages 26-32
Keywords anti-terror age; balances; checks; contestability; democracy; evidence-based approaches; governmental complexity; societal complexity; trust;
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