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[liberationtech] CfP: E-Democracy and Political Communication

Yosem Companys ycompanys at
Thu Feb 4 10:35:06 PST 2010

*Workshop: "E-democracy and Political Communication"*
Dubrovnik, Croatia, 24-26 May 2010
Organised by the Institute for New Media and Democracy

Supported by the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Research
Committee 10
And in partnership with DEL research network*

*Call for papers*
DEADLINE = 15 March 2010*

IPSA's Research Committee 10 on Electronic democracy and the Institute for
New Media and EDemocracy in partnership with Electronic Democracy (DEL)
research network ( announce call for papers for the
upcoming IPSA Workshop on "E-Democracy and Political Communication" that
will be
held in Dubrovnik, Inter University Center, Croatia from 24 to 26 May 2010.
The Workshop is a part of the annual Information Technology and Journalism
conference organised by the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb and the
Institute for New Media and E-Democracy.

The Workshop invites papers that focus on the following topics:
* E-campaigning
* On-line deliberation
* Internet and (re)conceptualisation of the public
* Internet and the empowerment of 'citizen-consumer'
* The role of the Internet in political engagement of youth
* The influence of different forms of on-line activism on political cynicism
* On-line and off-line campaigning: towards convergence or takeover?
* Internet and personalisation of politics
* Internet and the idea of civic (public) journalism
* Discussion on four different models of e-democracy: consumerist,
plebiscitary, pluralist and participative

Paper proposals should list the author's name, address, university
affiliations, telephone, fax, and email, followed by the paper's title and
an abstract. All abstracts should be written in English and should not
exceed 500 words. All paper proposals should be sent to
ivona at

*Submission deadline is 15 March 2010*. All submissions will be reviewed by
the Programme committee and acceptance notifications will be sent until 31
March 2010.

Participants who are not contributors (i.e. who do not propose a paper) can
apply through our web site . Application for
non-contributors starts on 15 February 2010. Please note that the number of
non-contributing participants is limited so we encourage you to apply as
early as

For further information please visit:

Conference Chairs:
Prof. dr. Nenad Prelog (nenad at
Dr. Domagoj Bebi (domagoj at <domagoj at>

Programme committee:
* Prof. dr. Harald Baldersheim, member of the IPSA RC10 board (University of
Oslo, Institute
for statsvitenskap)
* Prof. dr. Norbert Kersting, chair of the IPSA RC10 board (Stellenbosch
Department of Political Science)
* Prof. dr. Nenad Prelog, Institute for New Media and E-democracy and
University of Zadar,
Department of Communication and Tourism
* Prof. dr. Damir Boras, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy,
Department of Information
* Prof. dr. Robert M. Hayes, University of California Los Angeles, Graduate
School of Education
and Information Studies
* Prof. dr. Robert P. Bergland, Missouri Western State University,
Department of English,
Foreign Languages and Journalism
* Prof. dr. Stjepan Malovi , University of Dubrovnik, Department of Media
Studies and University
of Zadar, Department of Communication and Tourism
* Prof. dr. Josip Vidakovi , University of Zadar, Department of
Communication and Tourism
* dr. Marijana Grbeša, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science

Organising committee: dr. Domagoj Bebi (domagoj at, Institute
for New Media and
Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb

Contact Details:
Prof. dr. Nenad Prelog (president) nenad at
Domagoj Bebi (secretary general) domagoj at
Ivona Gelo (Communication Coordinator) ivona at

Šibenska 1, 10 000 Zagreb, Hrvatska
t: 01 307 9113 f: 01 307 9113
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