Brazil’s over-centralised governance of digital transformation


  • Larissa Galdino de Magalhães Santos CyberBRICS project, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, Rio de Janeiro; and United Nations University, Guimarães, Portugal



This article analyses governance of Brazil’s Digital Transformation Strategy (E-Digital) through a new public governance (NPG) lens. Based on the analysis, the author finds that governance of E-Digital is too centralised, with too much decision-making power resting with state actors at the federal level, led by the Presidency. This analysis of the Brazilian experience aims to contribute towards understanding the modalities necessary for democratic, sustainable governance of digital transformation in Global Southern contexts.


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How to Cite

Galdino de Magalhães Santos, L. (2022) “Brazil’s over-centralised governance of digital transformation”, The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC). South Africa, (30). doi: 10.23962/ajic.i30.14843.



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