The role of the state in digital transitions

Together with Andrea M. Herrmann and Philipp Staab we are organizing a series of panels and workshops on the role of the state in digital transitions in 2021 and 2022. Our aim is to build an interdisciplinary community to systematically discuss how states shape digital industries and processes of digitalization. A more detailed exposé of the workshops’ underlying ideas can be found here.

To explore the field, we invite paper abstracts on the role of the state in the digital economy from which we will assemble thematic panels during the 2021 SASE Annual Meeting. We are currently in the early planning stages for a first follow-up workshop at the MPIfG Cologne and a Special Issue on the topic.

If you are interested in participating, please submit an abstract to SASE’s Network J “Digital Economy” by February 10 (SASE’s January 16 deadline plus an extension) and send a brief email to Timur Ergen.