New book chapter: ”Towards a Public Sector Data Culture: Data as an Individual and Communal Resource in Progressing Democracy”2021-03-15
One of our first publications in 2021, is written by Petter Falk, PhD student in political science. He is the author of a new book chapter that explores the opportunities and obstacles for establishing democratically oriented public sector data cultures.
Petter Falk´s book chapter is entitled "Towards a Public Sector Data Culture: Data as an Individual and Communal Resource in Progressing Democracy",
An increased use of data has swept through many policy areas and shaped procedural and substantive policy instruments. Hence, citizens and governments, as both producers and consumers of data, become intertwined in even more complex ways. But the inherent logic of data-driven services and systems sometimes challenges the prerequisites and ideals of liberal democracy. Though a democratically sound data-practice and data-culture is crucial for ensuring a democratic usage of citizens data, discourse tends to overlook these aspects. Drawing on insights from the project Democracy Data, this chapter explores the opportunities and obstacles for establishing democratically oriented public sector data cultures.
The book chapter is part of the new book ”The Data Shake - Opportunities and Obstacles for Urban Policy Making”. Read more about the open access book here: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63693-7