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Governing with Data: Local Experimentation in Authoritarian China

Project description

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/political economy
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 499 160

Beneficiaries (1)

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 499 160
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments