CFP: Changing politics through digital networks

Changing politics through digital networks: The role of ICTs in the
formation of new social and political actors and actions.

5-6 October 2007, Political Science Faculty, University of Florence, Italy

Organized by:

Department of Political Science and Sociology (DISPO), University of
Florence in collaboration with the Social Informatics Research Unit (SIRU)
based in the Department of Sociology, University of York

Sponsored by the journal: Information, Communication and Society (iCS)

Key note speakers include:

o Lance Bennett (University of Washington, USA)
o Donatella della Porta (European University Institute, Florence, Italy)
o Tim Jordan (Open University UK)
o Michele Micheletti (Karlstad University, Sweden)

It will address such questions as:

o How can ICTs be best used to facilitate the formation of social and
political identities?

o Do the ways ICTs are embedded in new social and political movements
contribute to change the sociological content of the relationships between
them, their members and their constituency?

o How can ICTs be best used to influence political processes and outcomes
at local, national and transnational levels?

Theoretical and empirical works focusing on political and
sociological aspects of such analytical dimensions as power structures,
organization, technologies, communication, individual and collective
behaviors are welcomed.

The full cfp and submission details are available on the symposium website
at: http://www.york.ac.uk/res/siru/dispo/

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