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Book launch 'The Algorithmic Society: Technology, Power and Knowledge' hosted by the VUB Chair in Surveillance Studies

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On 22 April 2021, the VUB Chair in Surveillance Studies is hosting a book launch of 'The Algorithmic Society: Technology, Power and Knowledge' (edited by Marc Schuilenburg and Rik Peeters, Routledge 2021). 

We live in an algorithmic society. Algorithms have become the main mediator through which power is enacted in our society. This book brings together three academic fields – Public Administration, Criminal Justice and Urban Governance – into a single conceptual framework, and offers a broad cultural-political analysis of the mechanisms and social implications of algorithmic governance. Reporting from the cutting edge of scientific research, the result is illuminating and useful for understanding the relations between algorithms and power. Topics covered include:

  • Algorithmic governmentality

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Fairness in criminal justice and predictive policing

  • Principles of good digital administration

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the smart city

This book is essential reading for students and scholars of Sociology, Criminology, Public Administration, Political Sciences, and Cultural Theory interested in the integration of algorithms into the governance of society.

For more information and registration, see here.

Algorithmic Society