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Open government policies are spreading across Europe — but what are the expected benefits?

Open government policies are spreading across Europe — but what are the expected benefits?

| Open government policies are spreading across Europe, challenging previous models of the public sector, and defining new forms of relationship between government, citizens, and …

Does Twitter now set the news agenda?

Does Twitter now set the news agenda?

| The information provided in the traditional media is of fundamental importance for the policy-making process, …

How policy makers can extract meaningful public opinion data from social media to inform their actions

| The role of social media in fostering the transparency of governments and strengthening the interaction between citizens and…

We should pay more attention to the role of gender in Islamist radicalization

| One of the key current UK security issues is how to deal with British citizens returning from participation…

What are the barriers to big data analytics in local government?

| The concept of Big Data has become very popular over the last decade, with many large technology companies…

What explains variation in online political engagement?

What explains variation in online political engagement? | While much of the modern political process is now carried out digitally, ICTs have yet to bring democracies to their full utopian ideal. The drivers of involvement in digital politics…

Could Voting Advice Applications force politicians to keep their manifesto promises?

Could Voting Advice Applications force politicians to keep their manifesto promises?

| In many countries, Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) have become an almost indispensable part of the…

Social media and the battle for perceptions of the U.S.–Mexico border

Social media and the battle for perceptions of the U.S.–Mexico border

| The US-Mexican border region is home to approximately 12 million people, and is the most-crossed…

Using Open Government Data to predict sense of local community

Using Open Government Data to predict sense of local community

| Community-based approaches are widely employed in programmes that monitor and promote socioeconomic development. And building…

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…

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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