The ability of smart cities technologies to enhance service provision can obscure their invasiveness. @He_Shumei @ASPI_ICPC describes how the CCP uses this and other new tech to undercut democratic integrity and expand its own influence https://t.co/fyyp9oVrz5 https://t.co/yq32OLurWm
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Double-Edged Sword: China's Sharp Power Exploitation of Emerging Technologies
A Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience series report exploring how the People’s Republic of China leverages emerging technologies to undercut democracies’ stability and legitimacy while expanding its own influence.READ MORE
The Road Ahead: Mapping Civil Society Responses to Disinformation
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Transnational Kleptocracy and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Containing the Spread
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Journal of Democracy
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