This chapter explores the emerging fusion of the data and behavioural sciences in the operation of behavioural government. It is argued that smart technology now facilitates behavioural government in real time at unprecedented scales. It is further claimed that these developments are leading to significant changes in the geographies of the state. Focusing on the concept of neuroliberalism, this chapter considers how states are now able to monitor and intervene within our spatial behaviours in novel and, at times, troubling ways. It is also argued that digital manifestations of neuroliberaism are leading to a blurring of the boundaries between states, corporations and practices of government. In partnership with big tech the state can now trespass into everyday spaces just as it becomes increasingly difficult to hold to account in real geographical space.
|Title of host publication||Handbook on the Changing Geographies of the State|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Spaces of Geopolitics|
|Editors||Sami Moisio, Natalie Koch, Andrew E. G. Jonas, Christopher Lizotte, Juho Luukkonen|
|Place of Publication||Cheltenham|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 09 Oct 2020|