“Utopian Public Governance: Cloudy, Cloudier, Cloudiest”

Title“Utopian Public Governance: Cloudy, Cloudier, Cloudiest”
Year for Search2016
AuthorsBouckaert, Geert (b. 1958), and Crompvoets, Joep
Secondary AuthorsAchten, Veerle, Bouckaert, Geert (b. 1958), and Schokkaert, Erik
Secondary Title‘A Truly Golden Handbook’: The Scholarly Quest for Utopia
Pagination158-71
Date Published2016
PublisherLeuven University Press
Place PublishedLeuven, Belgium
KeywordsBelgian author, Male author
Annotation

A eutopia set in Leuven in 2125 with a sleeper awakes motif and one of the protagonists a Professor Leete, but those are the only connections to Bellamy’s Looking Backward (1887). In the future everyone is monitored constantly by a chip in their body, and all information is stored in Clouds, with most decision-making automated.

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Author Note

Both Belgian authors are professors in the Public Governance Institute at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Bouckaert (b. 1958) Crompvoets (b. 1968)

Full Text

2016 Bouckaert, Geert (b. 1958) and Joep Crompvoets (b. 1968). “Utopian Public Governance: Cloudy, Cloudier, Cloudiest.” ‘A Truly Golden Handbook’: The Scholarly Quest for Utopia. Ed. Veerle Achten, Geert Bouckaert, and Erik Schokkaert (Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2016), 158-71. MH

A eutopia set in Leuven in 2125 with a sleeper awakes motif and one of the protagonists a Professor Leete, but those are the only connections to Bellamy’s Looking Backward (1887). In the future everyone is monitored constantly by a chip in their body, and all information is stored in Clouds, with most decision-making automated. Both Belgian authors are professors in the Public Governance Institute at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.