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IC² Institute supports faculty research: Constitute Project

The Constitute Project, headed by UT Government Professor Zach Elkins and in partnership with Google, launched September 23, 2013 at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The project catalogues text and analysis from 900 current and past constitutions …  More

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Government Transparency: Trends in Texas

In 2006, Texas initiated what would become a nationwide movement toward increased state government financial transparency by posting detailed records of the Governor's office expenses online. Since then, Texas has remained a leader in the development of web-based tools for …  More

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Regulation and American Business

This article examines the cost of federal regulations for U.S. businesses and U.S. international competitiveness, as well as one proposal to address the issue, the Competitiveness Impact Statement (CIS). A review of the literature concludes that the lack of reliable …  More

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Regulation and Competitiveness of U.S. Businesses: Is It Time for a Competitive Impact Statement?

This report addresses the question of whether there is a need for a Competitiveness Impact Statement (CIS) attached to proposed legislation in the U.S. A review of the literature on the cost of complying with federal regulations for U.S. businesses, …  More

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Texas: The State of Manufacturing: A Secretary of Manufacturing for Texas

In 1907, the Texas Legislature responded to the needs of Texas farmers by establishing the Department of Agriculture to better coordinate agricultural policy and services. Now, 100 years later, it is time for a similar response on behalf of Texas …  More

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Market-based Government Activities in Texas: A Sampling from the Local and State Levels

As government seeks to hold the line on broad-based tax rates, some departments and agencies have implemented market-based activities as a means to maintain and expand public services. Two entrepreneurial success stories can be found in the voluntary programs of …  More

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The Efficient Government: Technology Trends and Marketing Strategies in E-government

As defined by the World Bank, "e-government" refers to the use by government agencies of information technologies (such as Wide Area Networks, the Internet, and mobile computing) that can transform their relations with citizens, businesses, and other areas of government. …  More

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Rethinking High Tech in Texas: Policy Challenges

Defining “high technology” is not easy. However, one component of defining it has been widely accepted: a high percentage of both R&D expenditures and engineers and scientists. The assumption here is that high-tech industries, because of their innovative nature, spend …  More

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Setting the Stage: Government-Industry Creation of the Japanese Fax Industry

Discusses the significance of the Japanese government’s role in the development of fax technology as a good model of how governments can influence the agents shaping technology. Describes how the Japanese government’s push on domestic fax manufacturers and telephone companies …  More

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Japanese Multimedia Industry Update

Discusses a new trend among Japan’s giant electronics and telecommunications companies and ministries: a concerted effort to develop a multimedia society like the one growing in the U.S. Describes efforts by Japanese computer and electronics conglomerates to promote multimedia by …  More

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