OUT NOW: “Practicing Sovereignty. Digital Involvement in Times of Crises”

Bianca Herlo, Daniel Irrgang, Gesche Joost, Andreas Unteidig (eds.), Practicing Sovereignty. Digital Involvement in Times of Crises (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2021).

Digital sovereignty has become a hotly debated concept. The current convergence of multiple crises adds fuel to this debate, as it contextualizes the concept in a foundational discussion of democratic principles, civil rights, and national identities: is (technological) self-determination an option for every individual to cope with the digital sphere effectively? Can disruptive events provide chances to rethink our ideas of society – including the design of the objects and processes which constitute our techno-social realities? The positions assembled in this volume analyze opportunities for participation and policy-making, and describe alternative technological practices before and after the pandemic.

An anthology edited by the Weizenbaum Institute research group “Inequality and Digital Sovereignty.”

426 pages, ISBN: 978-3-8394-5760-3

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