The project provides a systematic comparison of different approaches to digital policy.
Digitialisation requires comprehensive processes of transformation in a wide range of areas across society, the economy, law and politics. Political decision-making at multiple levels is necessary to avoid possible negative effects and make full use of the opportunities of digitalisation.
It is in this context, that the research project investigated the digitalisation strategies of the German states using qualitative case studies. The main focus was on two underlying themes: the processes of strategy development and the coordination and political steering of digitalisation.
The project’s aim was to discover under what conditions the digitalisation strategies can support the commitment of the relevant actors and the steering of digitalisation at the state level.
The project was completed by 31 December, 2020.