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.

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PhD Candidate

Srividya
Balasubramanian

Universität Leipzig
SFB 1199
Room 5.06
Strohsackpassage
Nikolaistraße 6–10, 5th Floor
04109 Leipzig
Tel: +49 – (0) 341 97 37 750

Phone: +49 341 97-37750
Former Member

Dr. Arne
Harms

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Ursula
Rao

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Advokatenweg 36
06114 Halle (Saale)
Tel: +49 – (0) 345 29 27 101

Phone: +49 - (0) 345 29 27 101
PhD Candidate

Sreya Dutta
Chowdhury

Universität Leipzig
SFB 1199
Room 5.06
Strohsackpassage
Nikolaistraße 6–10, 5th Floor
04109 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 – (0) 341 97 37 751

Phone: +49 – (0) 341 97 37 751

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