The Digital Revolution and the State with Dr William H Janeway

All the components of the digital revolution, from silicon to software, were spawned by the American state, echoing previous state contributions to the development and deployment of transformational technologies. Now the digital revolution has reached take-off velocity with global reach. It has generated unprecedented disruption through IT-enabled globalisation, automation and financialisation, radically increasing inequality and undermining social stability.

Dr William H Janeway from the University of Cambridge will discuss how, far from depending on state support, the digital revolution is attacking the authority of the state at multiple levels, even undermining the integrity of the political process on which the authority of the state rests.