Section A
A05
Research Area
Anthropology

Digital Governance and the Respatialization of the Indian Nation State

This project studies the spatial consequences of changes of Indian governance through digital technologies and focuses specifically on the role of administrators, politicians, and citizens as spatial entrepreneurs in this process. By examining the planning, implementation, and appropriation of digital governance projects, we produce systematic knowledge about the impact of digitalization on the spatial format of the nation state. We investigate the way national control mechanisms become entangled with global governance regimes and examine the understudied, so far, spatial impacts of new digital infrastructures.

Team

PhD Candidate

Srividya
Balasubramanian

Universität Leipzig
SFB 1199: “Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen”
Room 5.06
Strohsackpassage
Nikolaistraße 6–10, 5th Floor
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37750

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Ethnologie
Room 418
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37227
Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Ursula
Rao

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Ethnologie
Raum 419
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37762