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Algorithmic Regulation

Karen Yeung and Martin Lodge


Algorithms have become a central theme in contemporary policy and public discussion. The varied and potentially profound social implications of our increasing reliance on algorithms in daily life has attracted considerable interest in recent years, especially with the rising awareness of ‘big data’ and predictive analytics. One of the most vivid examples is the widespread concern about the use of algorithms to manipulate information and affect political life, at least since the US elections and the Brexit referendum. This book offers a critical exploration of algorithmic regulation, understood ... More

Keywords: algorithms, big data, predictive analytics, US elections, Brexit, social action, decision-making, algorithmic systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198838494
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198838494.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Yeung, editor
Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics, Birmingham Law School

Martin Lodge, editor
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, LSE

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1 Algorithmic Regulation

Karen Yeung and Martin Lodge

Part I Normative Concerns

3 Machine Decisions and Human Consequences

Teresa Scantamburlo, Andrew Charlesworth, and Nello Cristianini*

4 Digital Discrimination

Natalia Criado and Jose M Such*

Part II Public Sector Applications

6 Administration by Algorithm?

Michael Veale and Irina Brass*

8 Reflecting on Public Service Regulation by Algorithm

Martin Lodge and Andrea Mennicken*

Part III Governing Algorithmic Systems

10 Legal Practitioners’ Approach to Regulating AI Risks

Jason D Lohr, Winston J Maxwell, and Peter Watts

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