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Games, Power and Democracies
Games, Power and Democracies

Games, Power and Democracies


178 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $34.95 (CA $46.61) (US $34.95)

Publication Date: July 2018

ISBN 9788885486461

Rights: WOR X IT

EGEA Spa - Bocconi University Press (Jul 2018)


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This volume discusses the promises and the challenges behind the use of gamification in public governance, both at the national and supranational levels. The first section reviews the landscape of gamification—taking a brief look at its history, providing definitions and examples of its application within the private and public sectors (at the national level), and introducing the readers to a number of problems linked with the use of gamification. The second part shifts the focus from the descriptive to the problematic analysis of gamification in governance. The third section ventures beyond the empirical analysis to address the impact of gamification strategies on participatory democracy in the national and supranational legal spaces.

Author Biography

Gianluca Sgueo is a Policy Analyst at the European Parliamentary Research Service (European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium) and Department Director of I-Com, Institute for Competitiveness (Rome, Italy). He is also a professor of Global Advocacy; Gamification in the Private/Public Sectors; and Media, Activism and Democracy at universities around Europe. Stefaan Verhulst is the co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer at New York University GovLab.

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