8 December 2009

First issue of ‘Policy and Internet’ is published!

We are pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of Policy and Internet, the first multi-disciplinary academic journal to investigate the policy implications of the Internet. The journal is edited at the Oxford Internet Institute, published by BE Press and funded by the Policy Studies Organization.

The first issue includes Helen Margetts (the Editor) laying out the scope of the relationship between the Internet and public policy, J.P. Singh discussing the Internet and global governance, Barbie Clarke investigating children’s use of social networking sites and Stuart Shulman analysing a large-scale data set of citizens’ electronic policy interventions – and how policy-makers deal with them.

A ‘policy perspective’ by Robert Hahn and Scott Wallerstein looks at the US national broadband plan and puts forward some recommendations for policy development.

Volume 1, Issue 1 (2009)

The Internet and Public Policy
Helen Z. Margetts

The Case Against Mass E-mails: Perverse Incentives and Low Quality Public Participation in U.S. Federal Rulemaking
Stuart W. Shulman

Early Adolescents’ Use of Social Networking Sites to Maintain Friendship and Explore Identity: Implications for Policy
Barbie H. Clarke

Multilateral Approaches to Deliberating Internet Governance
JP Singh

An Economic Perspective on a U.S. National Broadband Plan
Robert Hahn and Scott J. Wallsten

Call for papers:

Policy and Internet calls for papers reporting on innovative research into any aspect of the implications of the Internet for public policy. Guide for Authors.

Note: This article gives the views of the authors, and not the position of the Policy and Internet Blog, nor of the Oxford Internet Institute.