Gateways

Comparing Digital Communication Systems in Nordic Welfare States

Signe Sophus Lai
Sofie Flensburg
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Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
    • What we (think we) know
    • Biases of digital media
    • Agenda
    • Narrative

PART I: DEPARTURES

  • Chapter 1. Follow the data
    • Epistemic crossroads
    • Structuring forces of digital communication
    • Towards digital communication systems
  • Chapter 2. Step-by-step: Comparing infrastructures, markets, & states
    • Step one: The Digital Communication System Matrix
    • Step two: The continuums
    • Step three: The indicators Future steps: A dynamic framework 

PART II: MAPS 

  • Chapter 3. Accessing the Nordic Internets 
    • Waves & wires
    • The rise & fall of incumbent empires
    • Governing access
    • The last mile & the last bastion 
  • Chapter 4. The backbone of communication
    • Mermaids & sea serpents
    • Expanding territories
    • The black-boxed backbone
    • Horizons & vertigos  
  • Chapter 5. Over-the-top applications 
    • Nordic application environments
    • Platform power
    • Gatekeeping the gatekeepers
    • Ruptures & tectonic plates 
  • Chapter 6. Bits of data, bits of power 
    • Surveillance architectures
    • The data asset
    • Datafication of welfare
    • Blocking the data hose? 

PART III: ROUTES

  • Chapter 7. A waltz 
    • Big Tech & the welfare state
    • At the mercy of the objects we study 
  • Chapter 8. Road to nowhere 
    • Comparing digital communication systems
    • Datafied welfare?
    • Evolving Internet regimes 
  • References

 


Contact the authors to learn more about the book and the research project:

Signe Sophus Lai 
signe.lai@hum.ku.dk

Sofie Flensburg
sofie.flensburg@hum.ku.dk

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