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[Commlist] Special Issue on Data-driven models of governance across borders publihed

Thu Apr 04 21:00:52 GMT 2019

The *Special Issue* on ‘Data-driven models of governance across borders: Datafication from the local to the global’ edited by Payal Arora and Hallam Stevens is now out in */First Monday/*.

This special issue looks closely at contemporary data systems in diverse global contexts and through this set of papers, highlights the struggles we face as we negotiate efficiency and innovation with universal human rights and social inclusion. The studies presented in these essays are situated in diverse models of policy-making, governance, and/or activism across borders. Attention to big data governance in western contexts has tended to highlight how data increases state and corporate surveillance of citizens, affecting rights to privacy. By moving beyond Euro-American borders — to places such as Africa, India, China, and Singapore — we show here how data regimes are motivated and understood on very different terms.

*Table of Contents*

Lay perspectives on big data: Insights from citizen conferences in Germany

René König

Benign dataveillance? Examining novel data-driven governance systems in India and China

Payal Arora

Open data, closed government: Unpacking

Hallam Stevens

Aggregations of the opaque: Rethinking datafication and e-waste

Rolien Hoyng

The global gig economy: Towards a planetary labour market?

Mark Graham, Mohammad Amir Anwar

The politics of big borders: Data (in)justice and the governance of refugees

Philippa Metcalfe, Lina Dencik

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