The Tools of Government in the Digital Age

Jul 2007

Hood, C., & Margetts, H. (2007) The Tools of Government in the Digital Age. London: Palgrave Macmillan.


A book by Professor Christopher C. Hood (Oxford) and Professor Helen Margetts (Oxford).

Has been published by Palgrave Macmillan on 20th July 2007 (order details).

This important new work updates the arguments of Christopher Hood's classic work The Tools of Government for the Twenty-First century. Comprehensively revised throughout, it includes increased coverage of how government gets information and an assessment of how the tools available to government have changed over time.


  1. Exploring Governments' Toolshed
  2. Nodality
  3. Authority
  4. Treasure
  5. Organization
  6. Government as a Toolkit
  7. Alternative Approaches to the Tools of Government
  8. A Changing Mix of Government Tools in the Digital Age


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