Two e-democracy conferences in September

  • Featuring some heavyweight e-participation academics including Ann Macintosh (my former boss). The main theme is now that the applications are available, it’s time to ask to what extent can E-Democracy support and enrich our democracy?
    • What and where are the interfaces, what methods can be used to integrate E-participation in present politics public administration processes?
    • How can we ensure that the greatest number of people are reached and are able to use the means of participation?
    • How can the modern media support political education?
    • How can the Internet increase participation in political discussion?
    • What are the limitations and the risks of E-Democracy?

Deadlines for submission to both are very soon…

And for a bit of light relief, here’s a new online politics journal, mostly aimed at the European context as far as I can tell:

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About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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