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Acknowledgements iii Introduction: The State of Knowledge 1 1 The Machineries of Government 15 2 "The Parent of a Totally Different Order of Things": Charles Trevelyan and the Civil Service as Machine 45 3 "Chaotic England" and the Organized World: Official Statistics and Expert Statisticians 75 4 "One Universal Register": Fantasies and Realities of Total Knowledge 121 5 The Office Machinery of Government 143 6 An Information War 201 7 The Military Machine? 263 8 Treasury Organization and Methods and the Computerization of Government Work 293 9 Privacy and Distrust 343 10 Computers and Experts in the Hollowed-Out State, 1970-2000 367 Conclusions and International Perspectives 391 Notes 433 Index 535Library 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