[CITASA] Fwd: CALL FOR PAPERS: Networking Democracy? New Media Innovations in Participatory Politics

gustavo gustavo at soc.haifa.ac.il
Fri Oct 23 07:47:09 EDT 2009



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CALL FOR
PAPERS

 “Networking Democracy? New Media Innovations in Participatory
Politics”
3 day Symposium to be held at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj,
Romania 

25-27 JUNE 2010

WEBSITE [2] 

Democratic politics worldwide are
increasingly being conducted and re-configured through the domain of
digital communications networks. The socio-technical developments, such as
Web 2.0, facilitating these media-saturated public spheres are in little
doubt. What is highly contested however is the interpretation of what these
profound changes offer for democratic governance in the twenty-first
century. At its heart is the recognition that these new media networks are
themselves the crucial site for a historical confrontation between opposing
political and/or business interests and discourses intent upon forging new
forms of social relations. 

We will address questions such as: 

 	* What
new forms and relations of power are produced in the digital network
society? 
 	* Who are the key social actors shaping the new public sphere
and what are their respective strategies, framing, and repertoires of
action? 
 	* What is the democratic potential of Web 2.0 applications such
as social networking, blogging and twittering? 
 	* What empirical evidence
do we have to understand and assess these developments? 
 	* How is
networked democracy influencing new democratic societies? 
 	* What are its
consequences for human rights, social sorting, migration, e-government,
community politics, surveillance, protest, participation, culture,
identity, mobilization, representation, nationalism, security, citizen
journalism, trust, regulation, both exogenous and self-regulation and much
more? 

SPEAKERS INCLUDE;

 	*  

 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, USA

 	*  

,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA BARBARA, USA

 	*  

, EUROPEAN
UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE, ITALY

 	*  

, OXFORD INTERNET INSTITUTE, UK

 	* 


, UNIVERSITY OF YORK, UK

 	*  

We invite papers from all disciplines
which have addressed these topics. The paper title, an abstract of up to
500 words, a short bio and contact details should be sent to Dan Mercea,
Department of Sociology, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD,UK
dmm505 at york.ac.uk [3] before 7 December 2009. Notifications of acceptance
will be sent out by 15 January 2010. For more details visit
http://www.brisc.info/NetDem/ [4] 

The event is supported by the Center
for Political Analysis and the European Studies Department [5]
(Babeş-Bolyai University), the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU
[6]) and the Department of Sociology [7] (University of York) 

Selected
papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the
international journal _iCS [8]_ (_Information, Communication  MARGIN: 0px
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SATSU, Department of Sociology, The University of
York, York YO10 5DD. 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 433050 | Fax: +44 (0)1904 433043 |
Email:ssm500 at york.ac.uk [9]  



Links:
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[1]
http://www.brisc.info/NetDem/index.php?page=networking-democracy
[2]
http://www.brisc.info/NetDem/index.php?page=networking-democracy
[3]
mailto:dmm505 at york.ac.uk
[4] http://www.brisc.info/NetDem/
[5]
http://www.euro.ubbcluj.ro/en/
[6] http://www.york.ac.uk/res/satsu/
[7]
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/soci/
[8]
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rics
[9] mailto:ssm500 at york.ac.uk
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