What is it about?

Public Interest Technology is a blueprint for public servants in government and the nonprofit sector lacking a suitable tool to make a difference in the lives of "the people" the public sector aims to serve.

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Why is it important?

While the public sector does not embrace the private sector’s evolve or die rationale, its monopoly on many public services does not grant the sector the right to remain obsolete. Tara Dawson McGuinness and Hana Schank thus address the destiny of both public servants and citizens when outdated methods are continually employed to solve public problems. Readers are engaged in fruitful discussions regarding the faulty state of problem solving in the U.S. in order to overcome the public sector's legacy of inefficiency and ineffectiveness.


Welcome to the new age of problem solving in the digital era!

Kasny Damas
Rutgers University Newark

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This page is a summary of: McGuinness, T. D., & Schank, H. (2021). Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, Information Polity, March 2022, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/ip-229001.
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