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Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations

Authors: Schou, Jannick, Hjelholt, Morten

  • First major study of digitalization from a simultaneously historical, political sociological and multi-level perspective
    Goes beyond more general accounts of e-governance and data-driven governance by offering a both theoretically sound and empirically detailed argument
    Adds to international discussions on the crafting of the neoliberal state and contributes to larger international discussions on the re-articulation of contemporary welfare states

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About this book

This book provides a study of governmental digitalization, an increasingly important area of policymaking within advanced capitalist states. It dives into a case study of digitalization efforts in Denmark, fusing a national policy study with local institutional analysis. Denmark is often framed as an international forerunner in terms of digitalizing its public sector and thus provides a particularly instructive setting for understanding this new political instrument.

Advancing a cultural political economic approach, Schou and Hjelholt argue that digitalization is far from a quick technological fix. Instead, this area must be located against wider transformations within the political economy of capitalist states. Doing so, the book excavates the political roots of digitalization and reveals its institutional consequences. It shows how new relations are being formed between the state and its citizens.

Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations pushes for a renewed approach to governmental digitalization and will be of interest to scholars working in the intersections of critical political economy, state theory and policy studies.

About the authors

Jannick Schou is a PhD Fellow at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is part of the research project Data as Relation, funded by the Velux Foundations, and his current research focuses on digital citizenship, state spaces and cultural political economy.

Morten Hjelholt is Associate Professor and Head of DID-LAB at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He holds a PhD in political science and has published widely on politics and technology, most recently a book on digital citizenship.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schou, Jannick (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Cultural Political Economy

    Schou, Jannick (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • State Transformations: A CPE-Perspective

    Schou, Jannick (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

  • Rolling Out Digitalization: Hegemonies, Policies and Governance Failures

    Schou, Jannick (et al.)

    Pages 59-83

  • Localizing Digitalization: New State Spaces and Local Resistances

    Schou, Jannick (et al.)

    Pages 85-106

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76291-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76290-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76291-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76291-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76290-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 122
Topics