Digital cooperation in action – A collaborative case study – Pre 01 2019

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18 June 2019 | 12:00-14:00 | YANGTZE 1 | Remote participation
Consolidated programme 2019 overview

Session teaser

This panel features an interactive discussion of the opportunities and challenges of inter-field and interdisciplinary cooperation to innovate for digital governance. Our team is a collaboration of the Asser Institute, Data Science Initiative, the International Institute of Social Sciences, LANDac, and Leiden University.

Session description

This panel features an interactive discussion of the opportunities and challenges of inter-field and interdisciplinary cooperation to innovate for digital governance. Our team is a collaboration of the Asser Institute, Data Science Initiative, the International Institute of Social Sciences, LANDac, and Leiden University. We are working together to develop an internet-based digital tool to fight land grabbing practices around the world. Land grabbing practices include the variety of ways by which large tracts of land are seized and controlled, displacing the people living there. Traditional tools of law and policy have had limited effect combatting land grabbing. Using data harvested from the internet with a tool that will be operationalized as an internet-based application, our team has worked across disciplinary and professional boundaries to develop a technology capable of achieving governance gains. Our panel shares the collaborative process behind the innovation.

Format

This Pre-event will simulate in workshop format the cooperative venture to build new governance technology. Audience and panel members will partner to deliberate imaginable goals and challenges for a practical, internet-based application to address land-grabbing abuses with data tools. We will collaboratively explore stakeholder interests, privacy considerations and institutional constraints, among other things. We will focus interactively on the challenges of addressing these and other issues with a diverse team assembled from distinct fields of expertise. Finally, we will engage in plenary discussion and networking exercises to map the constellation of uses and interests for comparable new technologies.

Further reading

About inter- and multi-disciplinary collaboration:

  • William H. Dutton , Annamaria Carusi & Malcolm Peltu (2006) ‘Fostering Multidisciplinary Engagement: Communication Challenges for Social Research on Emerging Digital Technologies’, Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation, 24:2, 129-149, DOI: 10.1080/08109020600714910.


About land-grabbing:

People

  • ​Kate Dodgson, Data Science Initiative (The Hague)
  • Geoff Gordon, The Asser Institute (The Hague)
  • Oane Visser, International Institute for Social Studies (The Hague)
  • Stelios Paraschiakos, Leiden University
  • Antonis Somarakis, Leiden University
  • Marthe Derkzen, LANDac (Utrecht)
  • Chantal Wieckardt, LANDac (Utrecht)
  • Thomas Baar, Humanity X (The Hague)​