Nowadays, technology-driven innovations constitute one of the major issues for policy makers. Public policies are more than ever threatened by exogenous and often disruptive changes fostered by technological change. In this sense, all the layers and the fields of public policy are currently facing technological challenges.
The panel looks for both theoretical and empirical papers which focus on the impact of technology on public administrations and policies. Papers are expected to try to answer to research questions such as the following: How and why a technological innovation has improved or perverted the outcome of a policy programme? How and why technological change re-shaped organizational power in a given bureaucracy or within a policy field? Which are the implications of technological change on the mechanisms and processes of learning? Are big-data improving evidence-based policy making? Which lessons can we draw from researches regarding the design and implementation of policies characterized by a high role assigned to ITC?
To submit a paper authors are required to create an account in the SISP website.
Deadline: May 30