The Wired City: A New Face of Power?

Harald Baldersheim and Norbert Kersting

in The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195367867
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

The Wired City: A New Face of Power?


This article examines how digitalization is transforming urban politics and community life. It describes some of the ways by which a higher level of interconnection has affected city politics, service provision, and community relations, and investigates what drives digital innovation and why some cities are ahead of others in terms of e-governance. The article also considers the issues of modeling digital innovation and transformation in city governance, the impacts of digital divides on city politics, and the privacy and security challenges to citizens and community life.

Keywords: digitalization; urban politics; community life; service provision; community relations; digital innovation; e-governance; city governance; security challenges

Article.  6897 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy

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