Posted Dec 2nd 2020

Hello everyone! Things have been very quiet here at CRISP towers for the last few months. Many CRISP members have had all their time taken up with online teaching activities due to the pandemic.  Nonetheless a few of us have still been able to beaver away quietly on our research too. In the next few weeks we're going to be updating you all with news of our research activities, publications and...

Posted Oct 6th 2020

Professor Charles Raab, CRISP Director at the University of Edinburgh, is Co-Investigator on the new ESRC funded project ‘PATH-AI: Mapping an Intercultural Path to Privacy, Agency and Trust in Human-AI Ecosystems’. This project is a partnership between The Alan Turing Institute (the UK's national institute for data science and AI research) and RIKEN (Japan's largest comprehensive research...

Posted Oct 1st 2020

Government and Social Media

Special Issue of the Journal Information Polity

Guest Editors

Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan, State Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico (
Andrea Kavanaugh, Virginia Tech, USA (
J. Ignacio Criado, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (


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Posted Sep 3rd 2020

Guest Editors
Mila Gasco-Hernandez, Center for Technology in Government and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY
Giorgia Nesti, University of Padova
Maria Cucciniello, University of Edinburgh Business School

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are not gender-neutral: they are not accessed, managed and...

Posted Aug 21st 2020

The COVID-19-crisis and the information polity: An overview of responses and discussions in twenty-one countries from six continents

Information Polity, Vol.25, No.3, 2020.

Albert Meijer, Utrecht University
C. William R. Webster, University of Stirling.

Governments around the world are utilizing data and information systems to manage the COVID-19-crisis. To obtain an...

Posted May 18th 2020

In this blog post, Kirstie Ball, Sally Dibb, and Sara Degli Esposti continue Blink's series of scholarly responses to the coronavirus pandemic. The image is entitled 'Untitled: Found objects placed in resin' by Liam Ainscough.

Governments of all colours are pursuing mass smartphone surveillance to monitor social distancing and to contact trace people in the face of coronavirus. A...

Posted May 18th 2020

Kirstie Ball and William Webster

Big Data Surveillance: Competing Logics

When viewed through a surveillance studies lens Big Data is instantly problematic. In comparison with its predecessors, and by virtue of its pre-emptive impulses and intimate data flows, Big Data creates a more penetrating gaze into consumers’ and service users’ lives. As Big Data draws on data streams from...

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...