China's Social Credit System: An Evolving Practice of Control

@article{Creemers2018ChinasSC,
  title={China's Social Credit System: An Evolving Practice of Control},
  author={Rogier Creemers},
  journal={AARN: Science \& Technology Studies (Sub-Topic)},
  year={2018}
}
  • Rogier Creemers
  • Published 2018
  • Business
  • AARN: Science & Technology Studies (Sub-Topic)
The Social Credit System (SCS) is perhaps the most prominent manifestation of the Chinese government's intention to reinforce legal, regulatory and policy processes through the application of information technology. Yet its organizational specifics have not yet received academic scrutiny. This paper will identify the objectives, perspectives and mechanisms through which the Chinese government has sought to realise its vision of "social credit". Reviewing the system's historical evolution… Expand
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