Questioning the "smartness" of smart governments: a call for intelligent, but not all-knowing, governments' paper presented by with Barbara Lazarotto (Marie-Sklodowska Curie Action Fellow at Horizon 2020 project LeADS).

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“Smart” has become a fashion trend buzzword which has been adopted by governments in pursuit of objectivity and rationality. This pursuit of “smartness” has posed new constitutional and political challenges that need to be addressed. This lecture reflects on the question “smartness to whom?” and whether governments can, and should, be smart at all.

Discussant of the paper Jean-Bernard AUBY is an Emeritus Professor of Public Law, Sciences Po Paris – Former Director of “Mutations de l’Action Publique et du Droit Public” («Changes in Governance and Public Law»), Former Deputy Director of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law. This hybrid event was organized in the context of the University of Luxembourg’s INDIGO (INformation in the EU’s DIgitalised GOvernance) project under the direction of Professor Herwig Hofmann, co-financed by the FNR under the Horizon 2020 NORFACE programme. Held at University of Luxembourg
Period1 Mar 2023
Held atUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Degree of RecognitionInternational