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Couldry, Nick (2017) Surveillance-democracy. Journal of Information Technology and Politics . ISSN 1933-1681 (In Press)

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No one disputes that the collection of ‘Big Data’ holds the promise of interesting, even radically new, discoveries. But any critical social science of Big Data must take account of the broad transformations in communication and social organization that have generated the situation where Big Data is standardly available not just to corporations and states, but to researchers too. What if those transformations are potentially inimical, at some deeper level, to the very goals (for example, the sustaining of democratic politics) that may motivate much of our research in the first place? This short article seeks to raise some pertinent questions along these lines.

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Additional Information: © 2017 Taylor & Francis
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Project and Funder Information:
Project IDFunder NameFunder ID
UNSPECIFIEDUniversity of Chicago
UNSPECIFIEDJohn Templeton Foundation
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 14:16

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