Workshop – Digital Revolutions: New Information Technology Tools in 21st Century Politics

Date/Time: 02/11/2015 - 03/11/2015  09:00 - 16:00

Location: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)

CMI, the University of Bergen and the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies are co-organizing the workshop Digital Revolutions: New Information Technology Tools in 21st Century Politics. As big data and mapping technologies increasingly contribute to the international and domestic political responses to a wide range of humanitarian crises in poor and rich countries alike, the workshop will feature discussions on the effects of communication technology tools in shaping political events and processes.

To fill this evidence gap, the project aims to assess the forms and effects of the digital revolution in a two-step process of mapping out the various technological interventions and systematically testing their political and applied impacts across a number of key issue areas. These areas are the following: humanitarian relief delivery during crisis, conflict, and disaster situations; the quality of government responsiveness, accountability, and service delivery; development aid effectiveness, including tools for monitoring and evaluation; natural resource governance; and the nature and achievements of citizen-level social movements, contentious politics, and broader social relations.

Workshop presenters include:

This workshop is organized in connection to the public seminar on Tuesday 3 November from 18.00 to 20.00.

The workshop has limited capacity. For registration, please contact Per Aarvik at 

For further information and programme, please click here.

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