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Algorithmic governance: politics and law in the post-human era
Kalpokas I., Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2019. 129 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030319-21-2)
A glaring example of the substantial mismatch between science and technology studies (STS) and technical/scientific disciplines, this book misses the chance to ignite or fuel a--more than pertinent--discussion on the subtle and opaque bu...
Aug 26 2022
Sandworm: a new era of cyberwar and the hunt for the Kremlin’s most dangerous hackers
Greenberg A., Doubleday, New York, NY, 2019. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-0-385544-40-5)
“Digital security” has been a buzzword of the past decades. The vulnerabilities grow as fast as the digital networks and systems, or rather faster--all new technologies add to the long list of possible mean...
May 26 2021
Digital political participation, social networks and big data
Robles-Morales J., Córdoba-Hernández A., Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 2019. 184 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030277-57-4)
Before the Internet, almost everything we did was through an intermediate agent. For example, to listen to music, we had to buy LPs, and later CDs, from a brick-and-mortar music store. To travel to other cities, we had to reserve our h...
May 18 2021
Cybersecurity in Nigeria: a case study of surveillance and prevention of digital crime
Iorliam A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 72 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030152-09-3)
Many of us have received a message from a “Nigerian prince” or a supposed “friend” in Nigeria. The first one involves an inheritance that the scammer needs to give out right away; in the second, ...
Feb 11 2021
eDemocracy & eGovernment: stages of a democratic knowledge society (2nd ed.)
Meier A., Terán L., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 261 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030175-84-9)
The book describes aspects of eGovernment in the context of eDemocracy and public management. Its reference style is oriented toward students (both graduate and advanced undergraduate) who seek to gain knowledge about eDemocracy and eG...
Feb 10 2021
Unlocking data to improve public policy
Hastings J., Howison M., Lawless T., Ucles J., White P. Communications of the ACM 62(10): 48-53, 2019. Type: Article
Data-driven decision-making is all the rage these days. Government and public sector organizations, as well as industry and private enterprise, are keen to leverage the flood of data available in the Information Age to make better deci...
Nov 20 2020
Dynamic profiles for voting advice applications: an implementation for the 2017 Ecuador national elections
Terán L., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 167 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030240-89-9)
As democracies and social networks grow, there is an ever-increasing demand for polling, sentiment analysis on social networks, and voting advice applications (VAAs). A few folks, like the author of this book, hypothesize that politici...
Aug 21 2020
Move fast and break things: how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy
Taplin J., Little, Brown & Co. Inc., Boston, MA, 2017. 320 pp. Type: Book (978-0-316275-77-4)
Since the turn of the 21st century, traditional newspaper and music industry revenues have fallen dramatically, with similar drops in film, television, and general print media companies. Traditional media’s spectacular falls ...
Nov 12 2018
Digital government: leveraging innovation to improve public sector performance and outcomes for citizens
Falk S., Römmele A., Silverman M., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 192 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319387-93-2)
The term “digital” is pervasive--in companies, societies, businesses, and governments. Through five international case studies, this book sheds some light on related issues such as “improved gover...
Apr 11 2018
Private data and public value: governance, green consumption, and sustainable supply chains
Jarman H., Luna-Reyes L., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 206 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319278-21-6)
This edited volume is in a series on “Public Administration and Information Technology,” while the bookstore filing recommendation over the barcode states “Social Sciences/Political Science.” The...
Oct 28 2016
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