Table of contents for The government machine : a revolutionary history of the computer / Jon Agar.


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Acknowledgements iii 
Introduction: The State of Knowledge  1

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The Machineries of Government  15

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"The Parent of a Totally Different Order of Things": Charles Trevelyan and the Civil Service as Machine  45

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"Chaotic England" and the Organized World: Official Statistics and Expert Statisticians  75

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"One Universal Register": Fantasies and Realities of Total Knowledge  121

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The Office Machinery of Government  143

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An Information War  201

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The Military Machine? 263

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Treasury Organization and Methods and the Computerization of Government Work 293

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Privacy and Distrust 343 

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Computers and Experts in the Hollowed-Out State, 1970-2000   367 

Conclusions and International Perspectives 391 
Notes  433
Index 535





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Computers Government policy Great Britain History, Public administration Great Britain Data processing History, Civil service Effect of technological innovations on Great Britain History