Sovereignty and Autonomy via Mathematics

Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy 4(1), 79-101. Retrieved from https://stanford-jblp.pubpub.org/pub/sovereignty-autonomy-mathematics

24 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2021 Last revised: 8 Jan 2021

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Helen Eenmaa

University of Tartu School of Law

Date Written: January 4, 2021

Abstract

The main philosophical idea I test in this paper is that reliance on mathematical certainty, when applied in governance, can enhance both, the sovereignty of the state applying the technologies, and the personal autonomy of individuals in the state. When people have more certainty, they can make better decisions and be more in control of their lives. This could be one way to explain why societies benefit from well-executed and observable automated processes in governance, despite the scepticism in many parts of the world.

Keywords: certainty, trust, governance, autonomy, sovereignty

Suggested Citation

Eenmaa, Helen, Sovereignty and Autonomy via Mathematics (January 4, 2021). Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy 4(1), 79-101. Retrieved from https://stanford-jblp.pubpub.org/pub/sovereignty-autonomy-mathematics, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3735797 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3735797

Helen Eenmaa (Contact Author)

University of Tartu School of Law ( email )

Näituse 20
Tartu, 50409
Estonia

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