[AISWorld] Publication of Vol. 3 Issue 2 - International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)

Celia R. Livermore ak1667 at wayne.edu
Mon Dec 24 17:00:45 EST 2012

It gives me great pleasure to share with you the publication of the latest issue of the International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) - Volume 3 Issue 4 

The International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association. It is published : quarterly in Print and Electronically by IGI Publishing, Hershey-New York, USA 

ISSN: 1947-9131 EISSN: 1947-914X 

Editor-in-Chief: Celia Romm Livermore, Wayne State University, USA 


Profiling Online Political Content Creators: Advancing the Paths to Democracy 

Ingrid Bachmann (School of Journalism, College of Communications, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile), Teresa Correa (School of Journalism, Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile) and Homero Gil de Zúñiga (School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA) 

The Internet has allowed digital media users to be more than just consumers of political information, allowing the chance to create their own online political content. Thus, users can now create personal blogs, post comments on others’ blogs, contribute with citizen news, and upload their videos about current events and public affairs. Drawing from sociological and psychological frameworks, this study explores the socio-demographic and psychological characteristics of online political content creators and the effects of this behavior for the political and civic spheres. A survey of U.S. adults reveals that income and age are negatively correlated with political content creation, as well as emotional stability and life satisfaction, while extraversion was positively related. Further, the creation of political content was a positive predictor of political participation and civic engagement, even after controlling for demographics, psychological factors, media use and trust, suggesting a positive linkage between the production of online political content and both political and civic participatory practices. 

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A Taxonomy of Censors and Anti-Censors Part II: Anti-Censorship Technologies 

Christopher S. Leberknight (Department of Computer Science, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ USA), Mung Chiang (Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA) and Felix Ming Fai Wong (Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA) 

This paper presents a conceptual study of Internet anti-censorship technologies. It begins with an overview of previous research on Internet anti-censorship systems and discusses their social, political and technological dimensions. Then for deployed Internet anti-censorship technologies, a taxonomy of their principles and techniques is presented, followed by a discussion of observed trends and implications. Based on the observations, the paper concludes with a discussion on the most critical design features to enable a successful and effective system. 

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Perception and Digital Media in India 

Amit S. Rai (School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK) 

This essay analyzes the body politics at the center of both business services outsourcing labor (also termed affective, immaterial, or communicative labor) and the value-adding digital image in contemporary Indian media. The author uses a “media assemblage” method in this analysis, which brings together a critique of emerging forms of communicative labor, digital image technologies, and the changing capacities of the body, or affect. This paper is concept, following the critical approach methodology, and interprets findings rather than predicts them. Numerous feminist investigations analyzing the potentials within what has been designated traditionally as women’s work, have grasped affective labor with terms such as kin work and caring labor. Through an analysis of the Hindi-Bollywood film No Smoking (Kashyap, 2008), and the documentary Office Tigers (Mermin, 2006), the author explores the emergence of a digital vision in the South Asian context through pervasive processes that are “informatizing” various forms of life and work. They correlate the function of this digital vision in both business outsourcing and digital media through analyses of two key modalities: the evolving functionality of information in computer technology; and the modulation of subjectivity in the capacities of attention and sensation of value creation. 

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European Parliament Online: Identifying the European Parliament’s 2009 Online Communication Strategy 

Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic (Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium) 

The objective of this paper is to chart the boundaries of the developing phenomenon of the use of information and communication technologies to support politics by large political organizations such as the European Parliament through the analysis of the online strategy of the European Parliament in its campaign for widening participation in the 2009 European Parliament elections. For the first time, during the electoral campaign, the European Parliament decided to lead its own campaign to raise awareness among citizens and increase turnout, and constructed its campaign on an official website and on five social network sites. The authors have concentrated on the European Parliament website, as well as on its profile on three most used social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Since it is difficult to make a deeper comparison between these different online platforms, the authors have tested them on different communicative functions and campaign elements. Through the use of computer-mediated discourse analysis, this descriptive and explorative study has tried to discover the dynamics of the campaign, the reasons for choosing a specific platform for a particular part of the campaign, and the possibility of complementariness between them. 
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Integrating e-Business Models for Government Solutions: Citizen-Centric Service Oriented Methodologies and Processes 

Itir Akdogan (Department of Social Research/Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland) 

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Youth, ICT, and Democracy in Turkey: Interview with Sezai Hazir, Founder of Habitat Center for Development and Governance, Leading NGO in the Field of Local Democracy and Youth Participation in Turkey 

Itir Akdogan (Department of Social Research/Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland) 

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Mission of IJEP: 

The mission of the International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) is to define and expand the boundaries of e-politics as an emerging area of inter-disciplinary research and practice by assisting in the development of e-politics theories and empirical models. The journal creates a venue for empirical, theoretical, and practical scholarly work on e-politics to be published, leading to sharing of ideas between practitioners and academics in this field. IJEP contributes to the creation of a community of e-politics researchers by serving as a “hub” for related activities, such as organizing seminars and conferences on e-politics and publication of books on e-politics. 

Coverage of IJEP : 

The International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) focuses on three major topic areas: the politics of information technology function and its role within organizations, the politics of virtual communities and social networking communities, and the role that electronic media plays in community activism and party politics at the local, national, and international levels. Within these major areas, specific topics of interest to be discussed in the journal include (but are not limited to) the following: 

· E-voting and electronically enabled e-government 
· Impact of globalization on the political role played by the IT unit within organizations 
· Impact of race and gender on electronically enabled political manipulations 
· Party politics and social activism 
· Politics of diffusion of change within organizations 
· Politics of social networking communities, including: learning communities, customers' communities, e-dating communities, gaming communities, support group communities, etc. 
· Politics of the IT function and role in organizations 
· Politics of virtual communities and social networking communities 
· Politics of geographically based virtual communities 
· Use of electronic media for surveillance manipulation and harassment 
· Use of electronic media in industrial and labor relations 
· Utilization of electronic media for governance and politicking at the municipal, state, national, and international levels 
· Utilization of electronic media for political debate, information sharing, political decision making, and fundraising 

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Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission guidelines www.igi-global.com/ijep . 

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to: 
Editor-in-Chief: Celia Romm Livermore at ak1667 at wayne.edu 


Celia Romm Livermore (PhD) 
International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) 
Wayne State University 
Detroit, MI, 48202, USA 
ak1667 at wayne.edu 

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