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# The computer says 'DEBT': Towards a critical sociology of algorithms and algorithmic governance

Henman, Paul

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{
"publisher": "Zenodo",
"DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.884117",
"title": "The computer says 'DEBT': Towards a critical sociology of algorithms and algorithmic governance",
"issued": {
"date-parts": [
[
2017,
9,
4
]
]
},
"abstract": "<p>This paper uses Australia\u2019s automated processes to identify and recover social security over-payments as a case study to critically analyze the role of algorithms in government and public administration. The paper analyzes the algorithm in terms of: its performance with respect to its purpose; its role in public administration processes and principles; its impact on citizen-service users; and its role in politics. The paper concludes with a discussion of policy and public administrative principles that can be adopted for public sector governance and accountability with government by algorithm.\u00a0</p>",
"author": [
{
"family": "Henman, Paul"
}
],
"type": "article",
"id": "884117"
}
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