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Should adverts for social casino games be covered by gambling regulations?

Should adverts for social casino games be covered by gambling regulations?

| Social casino gaming, which simulates gambling games on a social platform such as Facebook, is a nascent but rapidly growing industry — social casino …

How useful are volunteer crisis-mappers in a humanitarian crisis?

How useful are volunteer crisis-mappers in a humanitarian crisis?

| User-generated content can provide a useful source of information during humanitarian crises like armed conflict …

Is Left-Right still meaningful in politics? Or are we all just winners or losers of globalisation now?

| The Left–Right dimension — based on the traditional cleavage in society between capital and labor — is the…

Has Internet policy had any effect on Internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa?

| There is a consensus among researchers that ICT is an engine for growth, and it’s also considered by…

We aren’t “rational actors” when it come to privacy — and we need protecting

| As digital technologies and platforms are increasingly incorporated into our lives, we are exposed to new practices of…

How do we encourage greater public inclusion in Internet governance debates?

How do we encourage greater public inclusion in Internet governance debates? | The Internet is neither purely public nor private, but combines public and private networks, platforms, and interests. Given its complexity and global importance, there is clearly a public interest in…

Should citizens be allowed to vote on public budgets?

Should citizens be allowed to vote on public budgets?

| There is a general understanding that public decision-making could generate greater legitimacy for political decisions,…

Governments Want Citizens to Transact Online: And This Is How to Nudge Them There

Governments Want Citizens to Transact Online: And This Is How to Nudge Them There

| In an era when most transactions occur online, it’s natural for public authorities to want…

Controlling the crowd? Government and citizen interaction on emergency-response platforms

Controlling the crowd? Government and citizen interaction on emergency-response platforms

| There is a great deal of interest in the use of crowdsourcing tools and practices…

Does crowdsourcing citizen initiatives affect attitudes towards democracy?

Does crowdsourcing citizen initiatives affect attitudes towards democracy?

| Crowdsourcing legislation is an example of a democratic innovation that gives citizens a say in…

ABOUT THIS BLOG

This blog investigates the relationship between the Internet and public policy. It covers work by the Oxford Internet Institute, and work published in its journal Policy & Internet (Wiley-Blackwell).

Policy and Internet journalPolicy & Internet calls for papers that present genuinely new approaches to policy questions or problems relating to the Internet and related ICTs. Ed-in-Chief: Helen Margetts. Submit your paper.


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