The Promise and Pitfalls of Algorithmic Governance for Developing
Societies| Rick SEARLE
Abstract: Many democracies in an early stage of development, such as Nigeria, experience a period of endemic corruption and difficulty providing needed public services. The careful use of algorithms may be of use in helping new democracies transition to a more objective, equitable, and accountable form of governance, though technology should not be viewed as a panacea for structural problems or without challenges of its own.
Keywords: algorithmic governance, block-chain, corruption, democracy, prebendalism, spoils system, technological solutionism.
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