Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Power of KnowledgeHow Information and Technology Made the Modern World$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jeremy Black

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300167955

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300167955.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use (for details see http://www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 December 2017

Government and Information

Government and Information

Chapter:
(p.120) 5 Government and Information
Source:
The Power of Knowledge
Author(s):

Jeremy Black

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300167955.003.0005

This chapter discusses governmental use of information and how government mobilises the resources of society to maximise public welfare. It also considers some improvements in communications and infrastructures in the West from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries. The emergence of administrative bodies such as the Florentine Health Board provided opportunities for gathering new information. Initially created to respond to the plague, the Board became a more wide ranging body for the maintenance of health in the seventeenth century.

Keywords:   information, resources, public welfare, government, communication, Florentine Health Board

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.