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The informational logics of liberal democracy. Making sense of the nudging agenda

The informational logics of liberal democracy. Making sense of the nudging agenda Information Polity 21 (2016) 123–137 123 DOI 10.3233/IP-160382 IOS Press The informational logics of liberal democracy. Making sense of the nudging agenda Anders Esmark Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark E-mail: [email protected] 1. Introduction A growing number of contributions positioned at the intersection between public administration, pol- icy studies, media sociology and information science have outlined the contours of a new governance paradigm, driven by the process of mediatization and the rise of the network society. This new gover- nance paradigm includes e-governance [12,27] as well as network governance, communicative gover- nance and good governance [3,18,20,31,33–35,60]. These various incarnations of the new governance paradigm share the notion that state and government is undergoing what Castells has called the ‘im- perative but often difficult’ transition from the modern state to a late modern ‘network state’ based on the adoption of the informational logic prevailing in the network society and the ‘information age’ [16, p. 17]. The purpose of this article is to bring the question of political logic back into this growing debate. Existing approaches generally assume that mediatization and the rise of the network society force state and government to adopt and internalize the informational logic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Polity IOS Press

The informational logics of liberal democracy. Making sense of the nudging agenda

Information Polity , Volume 21 (2): 15 – Jan 1, 2016

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Information Polity 21 (2016) 123–137 123 DOI 10.3233/IP-160382 IOS Press The informational logics of liberal democracy. Making sense of the nudging agenda Anders Esmark Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark E-mail: [email protected] 1. Introduction A growing number of contributions positioned at the intersection between public administration, pol- icy studies, media sociology and information science have outlined the contours of a new governance paradigm, driven by the process of mediatization and the rise of the network society. This new gover- nance paradigm includes e-governance [12,27] as well as network governance, communicative gover- nance and good governance [3,18,20,31,33–35,60]. These various incarnations of the new governance paradigm share the notion that state and government is undergoing what Castells has called the ‘im- perative but often difficult’ transition from the modern state to a late modern ‘network state’ based on the adoption of the informational logic prevailing in the network society and the ‘information age’ [16, p. 17]. The purpose of this article is to bring the question of political logic back into this growing debate. Existing approaches generally assume that mediatization and the rise of the network society force state and government to adopt and internalize the informational logic

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Published: Jan 1, 2016

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