Uncertainty in cyber de-responsibilisation

Karen Renaud, Stephen Flowerday, Karl van der Schyff

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The sociologist Norbert Elias argued that the ability to take responsibility is part of a 'civilizing process'. Neoliberal governments appear to agree with this, because they have 'responsibilised' their citizens in many domains. Pellandini-Simányi and Conte explain that the concept of responsibilisation refers to the assigning of responsibility to citizens and the social-cultural factors that persuade citizens to embrace those responsibilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalComputer Fraud and Security
Issue number8
Early online date24 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2021


  • uncertainty
  • cyber
  • responsibilisation
  • de-responsibilisation
  • responsibility
  • responsible
  • cyber security


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