Articles by Aditi Ramesh

Aditi is a Research Associate at the Aapti Institute, a Bangalore based think-tank that focuses on the intersection of tech and society. She graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with a degree in Economics/Mathematics. She tweets at @aditinramesh

At a time when the world is increasingly shifting online, there is growing potential for our relationship with the state to be mediated by technology, which can serve as a mechanism to distribute welfare, amplify citizen voices, facilitate social cohesion and support, and support direct citizen participation in state functions.  In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, civic technology startups are filling this role -- providing information about testing centers, launching digital support groups, and much more. As notions of citizenship are increasingly challenged, it is valuable to examine the changing nature of the citizen-state relationship, and the gaps technology…

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