Should we take a moment to think before we dismiss the idea of a space force? MIA student Paige Higbie makes a case for considering Trump’s touting of space armament This article is part of a two part series on Space Militarisation Back in… [Read more]
Digitalisation & Technology
The Governance Post’s section on current and future developments on “everything digital” and the implications for society and governance.
A Space Force as a Force for Peace?
As the militarisation of space rises to the forefront of US defence plans, an understanding of what this would entail and mean for the world’s major players becomes necessary. MIA student Zach Larkin lays out… [Read more]
Don’t take our guns! A descriptive analysis of gun support in times of gun violence
Gun control legislation has a prominent place in US political discourse, falling in and out of fashion as high-profile shootings occur. But how much do we actually know about gun sales, or interest in gun… [Read more]
When Political Representation does not lead to Equality: The Influence of Women in National Parliaments
As part of our #WebDataMining Series, MPP student Donata Schilling uses PageRank analysis to question whether the political representation of women in Parliaments actually leads to political equality. Let’s try a straightforward exercise. Name a prominent female politician that is… [Read more]
China’s Social Credit System: “Once Mistrusted, Always Restricted?”
What if the hours you spend playing video games determined your right to travel? What if the comments you post on social media were transformed into an algorithm that conditions your ability to access new housing? Samuel Park… [Read more]
Our Newest Global Utility: Why the Internet’s Address Book needs International Oversight
Why should you care about a few short internet outages? MIA student Paige Higbie talks about ICANN, the organisation making global decisions about our internet access, in an age in which a mobile phone has more computing power than… [Read more]
Making it worse: How new US Sanctions might tighten Iran’s grip on its people
New US-sanctions targeting the Nuclear Deal with Iran must not block Iranians’ access to US app stores and social media. Iran’s people are in need of tools to evade government surveillance and censorship, and need… [Read more]
AfD’s Manipulation Campaign: Fake news, Botnets and Foreign Influences
By resorting to blatantly engineered tactics and fake news prior to the German elections, the AfD demonstrated the lengths to which the far-right is willing to go to garner support. Hertie School Alumni Chris Norman… [Read more]
After the Election, Germany’s Space Policy Must Take Shape
Most European countries are already creating a framework for new space technologies and business models, according to Marc Becker. Germany, however, is late to the game. Germany’s 2017 parliamentary elections and last year’s U.S. presidential contest… [Read more]
Blockchain in Government: Is Germany Falling Behind?
Blockchain has shown itself to be one of the potentially revolutionary developments of the digital era. While the technology is already being applied in the public sector of some countries with promising results, there are… [Read more]