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Internet, Politics, Policy 2010: An Impact Assessment University of
Oxford, 16-17 September 2010

Abstract deadline: 15 March 2010

Poster deadline: 15 April 2010 (£200 PRIZE for BEST POSTER!)

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The conference will be organised in twin tracks: the Politics track
will consider the use of the Internet by political organizations,
examining the impact on policy of (for example) online interest group
activity and political mobilization, e-voting, political parties and
campaigning and e-government. The Policy track will look at policy
responses to Internet-driven social change, including e-health,
on-line education, cybercrime, security, privacy and digital
inclusion. Plenary sessions will merge these tracks, investigating the
intersection of policy and politics and the Internet.

Speakers will include:

Prof. Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan.

A leading scholar on voting, civic competence, parliamentary
governance and political communication, his research has clarified our
understanding of how information and institutions affect policy and
politics, and how people make decisions when they lack information.

Prof. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

A legal scholar specialising in the role of information in a networked
economy, his most recent book 'Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the
Digital Age' has received major attention worldwide.

Prof. Patrick Dunleavy, London School of Economics.

One of the UK's most important political scientists, and author of
books in the field such as 'Theories of the Democratic State' (with
J.Dryzek), his work with the LSE Public Policy Group includes detailed
analyses of public sector productivity, citizen redress, policy
evaluation, and e-government.

The conference is convened by the OII in partnership with the European
Consortium of Political Research (ECPR), the journal Policy and
Internet, and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO).

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