Algorithmic Governance

Politics and Law in the Post-Human Era

  • Ignas Kalpokas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 117-120

About this book


This book analyses the changes to the regulation of everyday life that have taken place as a result of datafication, the ever-growing analytical, predictive, and structuring role of algorithms, and the prominence of the platform economy. This new form of regulation – algorithmic governance – ranges from nudging individuals towards predefined outcomes to outright structuration of behaviour through digital architecture. The author reveals the strength and pervasiveness of algorithmic politics through a comparison with the main traditional form of regulation: law. These changes are subsequently demonstrated to reflect a broader shift away from anthropocentric accounts of the world. In doing so, the book adopts a posthumanist framework which focuses on deep embeddedness and interactions between humans, the natural environment, technology, and code.
Ignas Kalpokas is Senior Lecturer of Public Communication at Vytautas Magnus University and Assistant Professor of International Relations and Development at LCC International University, Lithuania. He is the author of Creativity and Limitation in Political Communities (2017) and A Political Theory of Post-Truth (2019).


platform economy commodification datafication Internet of Things machine learning regulatory function of algorithms algorithmic governance and consumer satisfaction human agency posthumanism Universal Declaration of Human Rights UDHR International Covenant on Civil and Political Right ICCPR dis-imagined communities balance of embeddedness big data algorithmic politics political decision-making algorithms in contemporary society human-digital interrelationality posthuman law

Authors and affiliations

  • Ignas Kalpokas
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  1. 1.Department of Public CommunicationVytautas Magnus UniversityKaunasLithuania

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