Posted May 15th 2020

Congratulations to Stirling CRISP doctoral student Chris Campbell on the successful completion of his PhD entitled ‘The coalescent state: Assemblages of surveillance and policy’. 

Congratulations from everone at CRISP!

Posted Apr 9th 2020

CRISP is part of the ESCALATE international consortium awarded ERASMUS+ funding to undertake research into the effects of digitization on higher education services.

The aim of the project is to assist universities in implementing activities designed to increase the levels of digital competences for employability, upskilling, in line with a growing range of employment generated by the...

Posted Jan 29th 2020

The European Group for Public Administration (EGPA)
Permanent Study Group on e-Government

The 2020 Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from the 1st to the 4th of September 2020. For this conference, the Permanent Study Group on e-Government requests abstracts for papers relating to: (1) e-Government and service...

Posted Dec 10th 2019

Recently published research by CRISP members Dr Daragh Murray and Professor Pete Fussey on human rights law approaches to bulk monitoring of communications data by intelligence agencies was today selected by Cambridge University Press as a research highlight across its publications to celebrate Human Rights Day 2019. Selected publications are released by CUP on open access and this paper is...

Posted Dec 9th 2019

CRISP co-director Professor Pete Fussey invited to speak at Estonian Institute of Human Rights annual conference to discuss the impact of technological innovation on human rights. Other confirmed event speakers include President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, former Prime Minister of Estonia Siim Kallas and Raivo Aeg, Minister of Justice. Event details and livestreaming here at...

Posted Nov 27th 2019

Call for papers: Algorithmic Transparency in Government

Information Polity

Guest co-editors:
Sarah Giest (Leiden University)
Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen (Utrecht University)

Machine-learning technologies and the algorithms that power them hold a huge potential to make government services fairer and more effective, ‘freeing’ decision-making from human...

Posted Nov 2nd 2019

Huge congratulations go to St Andrews CRISP Researcher Meghan McNamara who has achieved her first publication. In the words of her supervisor and co-author, Professor Steve Reicher, Meghan is definitely one to watch!  Released last week in Frontiers in Psychology the paper is entitled ‘The Context-Variable Self and Autonomy: Exploring Surveillance Experience, (Mis)recognition, and Action at...

Posted Oct 2nd 2019

CRISP Director, Professor Charles Raab, has been appointed as a member of the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG). The BFEG is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Home Office. The remit of the group includes consideration of the ethical impact on society, groups and individuals of the capture, retention and use of human samples and biometric identifiers for...

Posted Oct 2nd 2019

Professor William Webster, with Professor Albert Meijer, have recently published a special issue of the journal Information Polity (Vol.24, No.3) on ‘Governing smart cities’. The special issue takes a critical look at some of the emergent governance issues in smart city environments. The issue places significance on social, institutional and historical contexts alongside technological issues...

Posted Oct 2nd 2019

CRISP has been successful in helping secure research funding with Muscat College in Oman to assess citizen engagement with e-participation initiatives. The Project Team includes Dr. Tamanna Dalwai, Dr. Menila James, Professor William Webster, Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Alshukaili and Dr. Arockiasamy Soosaimanickam. The research is funded by The Research Council (Sultanate of Oman) via the Block...