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Citizens in the digital metropolis : towards a meaningful stance of smart citizenship?!

Starke, Robert R. (2017) Citizens in the digital metropolis : towards a meaningful stance of smart citizenship?!

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Abstract:With this thesis, meanings given to citizenship in Dutch smart cities by stakeholders involved in policies on citizenship of Dutch local governments are studied. An interpretive case study is used to study the meaning of citizenship. The deductive element of this case study exists of three ideal types of citizenship in the smart city, namely big society citizenship, urban citizenship and smart citizenship. These ideal types are compared to the empirical part of the study. As an inductive result of the empirical part of the study, three meanings given to citizenship in Dutch smart cities are interpreted. The first meaning that is interpreted is citizenship as (co-)producers. In the second meaning of citizenship as end usership. The third meaning interpreted is citizenship as being object of registration. The thesis concludes that smart cities integrate several perspectives on citizenship, with different key values in different operating practices and it is of importance to understand that different stakeholders have different views on citizenship and depending on the operating practice of smart cities specific perspectives on citizenship exist.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 71 sociology, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72524
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