Digital governance in authoritarian China
Smart cities are a rising trend worldwide. More than half of the world’s 1 000 smart cities are located in China. Since China is an authoritarian state, the emergence of cities whose governments are beginning to experiment with digital technologies is of particular interest for the study of digital governance in authoritarian societies. The EU-funded DigitalGovernance project will study and understand digitalising governance practices in authoritarian China and the interaction between the government, businesses and citizens in smart cities' local decision-making. It will use a political economy framework and policy cycle analysis to study local digital governance forms, explore the mechanisms of digital technology integration into local decision-making and assess its impacts on citizens, businesses and the state.
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