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#BTW17 – Germany goes digital?

How parties envision the process of digitalisation is becoming a more important factor in the fight for political power. Various online tools shed light on the opaque party election programs in order to discuss important questions: how do parties view AI, how do they want to manage the digitisation of administration and how does digitalisation change the way scientific research is funded?

Articles in this Dossier

Jörg Pohle

State hacking and IT security

It is a widely held belief that freedom and security are antagonists. This blog post addresses an…

Florian Lüdtke

About tested campaign promises and burst bubbles

Before the elections in Germany different voting advice applications appeared . Many of those online tools are…

Christian Djeffal

Customer, reader or activist? Citizens in the process of digitising government

The party platforms for the German general election 2017 agree on one point: Public administration ought to…

Cornelius Puschmann

How significant is algorithmic personalization in searches for political parties and candidates? Part II

Of the many things we do online, search is probably the most common. Beyond messaging, entertainment, shopping,…

Benedikt Fecher

Digital research politics

Digitalisation changes science and research. This simple insight is also present in the programs of German parties,…

Christian Djeffal

Algorithms, robots and smart machines: How German parties deal with AI

Will it be necessary in the future to have the algorithms of your digital assistants checked by…

Cornelius Puschmann

How significant is algorithmic personalization in searches for political parties and candidates?

Of the many things we do online, search is probably the most common. Beyond messaging, entertainment, shopping,…