[Air-L] forwarding call for papers for International Journal of E-Politics

Ronald E. Rice rrice at comm.ucsb.edu
Sun Jan 25 00:27:10 PST 2009


CALL FOR PAPERS



INAUGURAL ISSUE



SUBMISSION DUE DATE: March, 15th, 2009



International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)



Official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

www.igi-global.com/ IJEP



Editor-in-Chief: Celia Romm Livermore

Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)



International Editorial Review Board:



Advisory Board: Ada Scupola, Carol Saunders, Christine Williams, Lynne 
Markus, Philip Ein-Dor, Prashant Palvia, Robert Davison, Ron Rice, 
Shailendria Palvia, Shezaf Rafaeli, Steven Gordon



Associate Editors: Andrea Calderaro, Arik Ragowsky, Cathy Urquhart, 
Christopher Reddick, Dave Oliver, Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, Isaac 
Mostovicz, Jack Quarter, Joy Peluchette,  Katherine Karl, Luciano 
Paccagnella, Myles Stern, Nada Kakabadse, Nava Pliskin, Nicolas Ducheneaut, 
Pippa Norris, Ramesh Srinivasan, Sandy Staples, Tim Roberts, Toni Sommers, 
Toru Sakaguchi



MISSION OF IJEP:



The primary objective of the International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) is 
to lay the foundations of E-Politics as an emerging interdisciplinary area 
of research and practice, as well as, to offer a venue for publications that 
focus on theories and empirical research on the manifestations of E-Politics 
in various contexts and environments. E-Politcs is defined as influence 
attempts facilitated by or related to electronic media or to the information 
technology field. As such, it is seen as interdisciplinary, encompassing 
areas such as information systems, political science, social science 
(psychology, sociology, and cultural studies), security, ethics, law, 
management and others.



RECOMMENDED TOPICS:

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the 
following:



The politics of the IT function and its role in organizations

  a.. The political activities of members of the IT function vis-à-vis the 
rest of the organization
  b.. Changes in the power of the IT unit as a function of the diffusion of 
new technologies
  c.. The strategies used by members of the IT unit to influence others
  d.. The impact of global issues such as outsourcing, downsizing, political 
upheavals, etc. on the political role played by the IT unit within 
organizations.


The politics of virtual communities

  a.. The use of electronic media for industrial relations and negotiations 
with employers
  b.. The use of electronic media for surveillance manipulation and 
harassment in commercial and non-commercial environments
  c.. The impact of status and authority on electronically enabled political 
maneuvering by management and the effects of culture, race, and gender on 
political activities within and between organizations.
  a.. The political dynamics of geographically based communities (community 
informatics)
  b.. The political dynamics of virtual communities of practice, including: 
learning communities, customers' communities, eDating communities, gaming 
communities, support group communities, social networking communities, etc.


Party politics and social activism

  a.. eVoting and electronically enabled eGovernment
  b.. The role electronic media in political campaigns. Including their 
impact on political debate, information sharing, political decision making, 
fund raising, etc.
  c.. As electronically enabled party politicking is becoming a global 
phenomenon, the utilization of E-Politcs at all levels of governance, 
including the city, the state, the country and the global arenas.


SUBMITTING TO IJEP:



Prospective authors should note that only original and previously 
unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE 
JOURNAL'S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at 
http://www.igi-global.com/development/author_info/guidelines submission.pdf 
PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 
members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer 
review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based 
on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be 
forwarded electronically to ak1667 at wayne.edu by ****** NO LATER THAN March, 
15th, 2009.******



PUBLISHER:

The International Journal of E-Politics is published by IGI Global (formerly 
Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly 
Idea Group Reference) and "Medical Information Science Reference" imprints. 
For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit 
www.igi-global.com.



All inquiries and submissions should be should be directed to the attention 
of:




Celia Romm Livermore (PhD)
Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)
School of Business Administration
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
E-mail address: ak1667 at wayne.edu
www.igi-global.com/IJEP

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Ronald E. Rice
Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication
Co-Director, Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television, and New Media
President of the International Communication Association 2006-2007
Dept. of  Communication, 4840 Ellison Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4020
Ph: 805-893-8696; Fax: 805-893-7102
rrice at comm.ucsb.edu
http://www.comm.ucsb.edu/people/faculty/rice.php
http://www.cftnm.ucsb.edu/ 



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