Beyond Bureaucracy

  • Alois PaulinEmail author
Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 25)


This chapter describes Beyond Bureaucracy as an emerging research field concerned with radical innovation for governance of juropolitical systems. The grand objective of Beyond Bureaucracy is to act as an incubator for the development of new forms of organisation and new technological artefacts, which would enable transformation of public governance. In this role, Beyond Bureaucracy does not prescribe a concrete outcome, but rather calls for creative ideas, radical visions, and rigorous discussions on how twenty-century technology can serve as a basis for further transformation and radical development. This chapter explains how Beyond Bureaucracy differs from related fields like e-Government or e-Democracy, provides an overview over the state of research in Beyond Bureaucracy, provides links to follow-up literature, and aims to provide a seed vision on the transformation potentials that could be researched-towards in scope of Beyond Bureaucracy.


Radical Innovation Incremental Innovation Unprecedented Scale Democratic Control Common Wealth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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