Details zu 10.14361/9783839457603-005

Gesche Joost
Out of Balance
The Impact of Digitalization on Social Cohesion
DOI: 10.14361/9783839457603-005
Today, we reached a tipping point in the public debate on future prospects of the digital society. While overcoming the promises of the early days of the internet for equal access and participation, we are facing a different reality. The danger that digitization more and more amplifies social inequality becomes evident. Therefore, it is one of the most important challenges that we need to address on a global level when it comes to next level digital policy making. I will propose the concept of digital sovereignty for citizens as a guiding principle to bridge the gap of the digital divide. In the end, I will discuss some steps that need to be taken for a pathway towards a more inclusive digital society.