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Between Truth and Power: The Legal Constructions of Informational Capitalism

Julie E. Cohen


This book explores the relationships between legal institutions and political and economic transformation. It argues that as law is enlisted to help produce the profound economic and sociotechnical shifts that have accompanied the emergence of the informational economy, it is changing in fundamental ways. We are witnessing the emergence of legal institutions adapted to the information age, but their form and their substance remain undetermined and are the subjects of intense struggle. One level for legal-institutional transformation involves baseline understandings of entitlement and disentitl ... More

Keywords: datafication, governance, informationalism, institutions, intermediation, managerialism, neoliberalism, platforms, political economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190246693
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190246693.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie E. Cohen, author
Professor of Law, Georgetown University