Handbook on Public Policy and Artificial Intelligence

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Handbook on Public Policy and Artificial Intelligence

9781803922164 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Regine Paul, Professor in Political Science, Department of Government, University of Bergen, Norway, Emma Carmel, Professor of Governance and Public Policy, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath and Jennifer Cobbe, Assistant Professor of Law and Technology, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, UK
Publication Date: June 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80392 216 4 Extent: c 608 pp
This timely Handbook explores the relationship between public policy and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies across a broad range of geographical, technical, political and policy contexts. It contributes to critical AI studies, focusing on the intersection of the norms, discourses, policies, practices, and regulation that shape AI in the public sector.

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This timely Handbook explores the relationship between public policy and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies across a broad range of geographical, technical, political and policy contexts. It contributes to critical AI studies, focusing on the intersection of the norms, discourses, policies, practices, and regulation that shape AI in the public sector.

Expert authors in the field discuss the creation and use of AI technologies and how public authorities respond to their development, by bringing together emerging scholarly debates about AI technologies with longer-standing insights on public administration, policy, regulation and governance. Contributions in the Handbook mobilise diverse perspectives to critically examine techno-solutionist approaches to public policy and AI, dissect the politico-economic interests underlying AI promotion, and analyse implications for sustainable development, fairness, and equality. Ultimately, this Handbook questions whether regulatory concepts such as ethical, trustworthy, or accountable AI safeguard a democratic future or contribute to a problematic de-politicisation of the public sector.

The Handbook on Public Policy and Artificial Intelligence is a crucial resource for students and scholars of public policy and administration, political economy, political science, sociology, law, regulation and governance, computer science and technology studies. It is also beneficial to policy practitioners, civil society actors, and regulators working with AI technologies.
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‘An incisive anthology delving into AI''s complex role in public policy, addressing crucial themes of power, ethics, governance, and social justice – a must-read for anyone seeking to understand and navigate technology''s societal impact.’
– Stefaan Verhulst, New York University, US

‘The Handbook on Public Policy and Artificial Intelligence provides a much-needed reflection on the key role of AI for the public sector. Exploring a diverse array of topics within the realm of what I call the “governance with, of and by AI”, the book is an important contribution to the growing knowledge base in the field.’
– Gianluca Misuraca, Executive Director AI4GOV, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain and Politecnico di Milano, Italy

‘Public policy of AI is a widely debated topic. Ranging from normative issues such as bureaucracy, trustworthiness, sustainability, and decolonial critique to practical work on the geopolitics of AI and AI in healthcare, this Handbook offers helpful handles to the topic that give more academic substance to the debates. It gives those of us who hope for more regulation and democratization of AI a useful map of some of the burning conceptual questions and practical challenges we have to face. Recommended for anyone interested in the politics and policy of AI.’
– Mark Coeckelbergh, University of Vienna, Austria

‘Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key policy area that has witnessed an increasing alignment of risk regulation and governance. This timely Handbook provides a critical perspective regarding AI risk governance and politics and lays out the theoretical basis for the development and implementation of an effective, trustworthy, and accountable risk governance framework for AI. It is essential reading for public policy researchers, regulators and consultants active in this area.’
– Ronit Justo-Hanani, Tel Aviv University, Israel

‘An essential Handbook for scholars studying AI governance and policy. As policymakers rush to regulate AI technologies, this vital edited collection offers needed critical vantages to expose how these technologies are transforming the foundations of democracy and governance. A must read for anyone interested in AI, and indeed the future of governance.’
– Fenwick Mckelvey, Concordia University, Canada
Contributors
Contributors include: Frans af Malmborg, Ilia Antenucci, Ville Aula, Subhajit Basu, David M. Berry, Ingvild Bode, Sally Brooks, Peter André Busch, Vanja Carlsson, Emma Carmel, Jennifer Cobbe, Cary Coglianese, Robert Donoghue, Ekkehard Ernst, Tero Erkkilä, Rory Gillis, Catriona Gray, Juan David Gutiérrez, Kate Hamblin, Roy L. Heidelberg, Sun-ha Hong, Luo Huanxin, Mareile Kaufmann, Jenny Krutzinna, Johann Laux, Matthias Leese, Federica Lucivero, David Mark, Tomás McInerney, Fran Meissner, Brent Mittelstadt, Petra Molnar, Phoebe Moore, John Morison, Daniel Mügge, Andreas Öjehag-Pettersson, Adekemi Omotubora, Michaela Padden, Regine Paul, Mirjam Pot, Barbara Prainsack, Joanna Redden, Malin Rönnblom, Guangyo Qiao-Franco, Jatinder Singh, Lyndal Sleep, Jarle Trondal, Lena Ulbricht, Grace Whitfield, James Wright, Helle Zinner Henriksen
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