Posted Sep 3rd 2020

Guest Editors
Mila Gasco-Hernandez, Center for Technology in Government and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY
Giorgia Nesti, University of Padova
Maria Cucciniello, University of Edinburgh Business School

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are not gender-neutral: they are not accessed, managed and...

Posted Aug 21st 2020

The COVID-19-crisis and the information polity: An overview of responses and discussions in twenty-one countries from six continents

Information Polity, Vol.25, No.3, 2020.

Albert Meijer, Utrecht University
C. William R. Webster, University of Stirling.

Governments around the world are utilizing data and information systems to manage the COVID-19-crisis. To obtain an...

Posted May 18th 2020

In this blog post, Kirstie Ball, Sally Dibb, and Sara Degli Esposti continue Blink's series of scholarly responses to the coronavirus pandemic. The image is entitled 'Untitled: Found objects placed in resin' by Liam Ainscough.

Governments of all colours are pursuing mass smartphone surveillance to monitor social distancing and to contact trace people in the face of coronavirus. A...

Posted May 18th 2020

Kirstie Ball and William Webster

Big Data Surveillance: Competing Logics

When viewed through a surveillance studies lens Big Data is instantly problematic. In comparison with its predecessors, and by virtue of its pre-emptive impulses and intimate data flows, Big Data creates a more penetrating gaze into consumers’ and service users’ lives. As Big Data draws on data streams from...

Posted May 15th 2020

Congratulations to Stirling CRISP doctoral student Chris Campbell on the successful completion of his PhD entitled ‘The coalescent state: Assemblages of surveillance and policy’. 

Congratulations from everone at CRISP!

Posted Apr 9th 2020

CRISP is part of the ESCALATE international consortium awarded ERASMUS+ funding to undertake research into the effects of digitization on higher education services.

The aim of the project is to assist universities in implementing activities designed to increase the levels of digital competences for employability, upskilling, in line with a growing range of employment generated by the...

Posted Jan 29th 2020

The European Group for Public Administration (EGPA)
Permanent Study Group on e-Government

The 2020 Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from the 1st to the 4th of September 2020. For this conference, the Permanent Study Group on e-Government requests abstracts for papers relating to: (1) e-Government and service...

Posted Dec 10th 2019

Recently published research by CRISP members Dr Daragh Murray and Professor Pete Fussey on human rights law approaches to bulk monitoring of communications data by intelligence agencies was today selected by Cambridge University Press as a research highlight across its publications to celebrate Human Rights Day 2019. Selected publications are released by CUP on open access and this paper is...

Posted Dec 9th 2019

CRISP co-director Professor Pete Fussey invited to speak at Estonian Institute of Human Rights annual conference to discuss the impact of technological innovation on human rights. Other confirmed event speakers include President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, former Prime Minister of Estonia Siim Kallas and Raivo Aeg, Minister of Justice. Event details and livestreaming here at...

Posted Nov 27th 2019

Call for papers: Algorithmic Transparency in Government

Information Polity

Guest co-editors:
Sarah Giest (Leiden University)
Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen (Utrecht University)

Machine-learning technologies and the algorithms that power them hold a huge potential to make government services fairer and more effective, ‘freeing’ decision-making from human...