Computational Transformation of the Public Sphere: Theories and Case Studies

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This book is an edited collection of MA research paper on the digital revolution of the public and governance. It covers cyber governance in Finland, and the securitization of cyber security in Finland. It investigates the cases of Brexit, the 2016 US presidental election of Donald Trump, the 2017 presidential election of Volodymyr Zelensky, and Brexit. It examines the environmental concerns of climate change and greenwashing, and the impact of digital communication giving rise to the #MeToo and Incel movements. It considers how digitilization can serve to emancipate women through ride-sharing, and how it leads to the question of robot rights. It considers fake news and algorithmic governance with respect to case studies of the Chinese social credit system, the US FICO credit score, along with Facebook, Twitter, Cambridge Analytica and the European effort to regulate and protect data usage.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherUniversity of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences
Number of pages350
ISBN (Print)978-951-51-6144-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-51-6145-1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2020
MoE publication typeD5 Text book, professional manual or guide or a dictionary
EventAnniversary, 75th Anniversary of the Faculty of Social Sciences, 9 May 2020: Book Launch - Virtual, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 9 May 202015 Sep 2020

Publication series

NamePublications of the Faculty of Social Sciences
ISSN (Print)2343-0206

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science
  • 518 Media and communications
  • algorithmic governance
  • digital revolution
  • public sphere
  • democracy
  • fake news
  • Brexit
  • elections
  • data protection regulation
  • social reputation models
  • artificial intelligence
  • gender emancipation

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