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[liberationtech] Networking Democracy? New Media Innovations in Participatory Politics - Cluj, Romania

Yosem Companys ycompanys at
Mon Feb 8 10:40:46 PST 2010

Networking Democracy?

New Media Innovations in Participatory Politics

Symposium to be held at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania

25-27 June 2010
This three-day symposium to be held in the capital city of the
historic province of Transylvania will bring together leading
international scholars whose work has shaped the thinking about the
interplay between new media and democratic politics over the last
three decades.

Speakers include:

                                W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington,

                                Bruce Bimber, University of
California at Santa Barbara, USA

                                Donatella Della Porta, European
University Institute, Italy

                                William H. Dutton, Oxford Internet
Institute, UK

                                Brian Loader, University of York, UK

                                Rodica Mocan, Babeş-Bolyai University,
Providing a forum for transnational and cross-cultural debate on the
emerging media and its consequences for democratic governance for
Western democracies and the democracies of (the new) Eastern Europe
this symposium addresses such issue as:

   human rights, social sorting, migration, e-government, community
politics, surveillance, protest, participation, culture and identity,
representation, nationalism, security, citizen journalism, trust,
regulation both exogenous and self-regulation

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special
issue of the international journal iCS (Information, Communication &

Supported by the Center for Lifelong Learning, Center for Political
Analysis and the European Studies Department (Babeş-Bolyai
University), the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) and the
Department of Sociology (University of York)

The programme chair is Dan Mercea, Department of Sociology, University
of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, U.K., tel: +44(0)1904 433578,
email: dmm505 at

The conference administrator is Sarah Shrive-Morrison, Department of
Sociology, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, U.K., tel:
+44(0)1904 433050, fax: +44(0)1904 433043, email: ssm500 at

The contact person for the local organizing committee is Smaranda
Moldovan, Confucius Institute, Babeş-Bolyai University, 59 Teodor
Mihali Street, Economica II, Cluj-Napoca, 400083, Romania, tel: +40
(0) 264 551153, fax: +40 (0) 264 551153, mobile: +40 (0) 740 817463,
email: smaranda.moldovan at

Conference proceedings will be in English only. For additional
information and the call for papers click here.
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