[Air-L] REMINDER: CfP special edition of Internet Policy Review on Australian Internet Policy - abstract submission deadline 14 March

Angela Daly angelacdaly at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 16:29:08 PST 2016

*Special issue on ‘Australian internet policy’*

*Call for papers of the **Internet Policy Review*

supported by the *Swinburne Institute for Social Research* and *.au Domain
Administration (auDA)*

Australia is a country in which there have been various interesting
developments in internet policy over the last decade. The ambitious
government-led National Broadband Network gained international attention in
internet policy circles, although its actual trajectory has proved
different from initial plans. While in many ways internet access and use in
Australia’s large cities is similar to that experienced by European users,
it is also a vast country with many rural and remote populations, for whom
the internet is more difficult to access and use. Australia has also not
been immune from international trends regarding internet policy, such as an
increased emphasis of intellectual property enforcement in the online
space, the clash between individual privacy and counter-terrorism measures
and the disruption brought to various economic sectors by apps such as
Uber. Furthermore, Australia itself is one nation participating in
international trade negotiations which are likely to have an effect on
internet policy globally, including the recently-signed Trans Pacific
Partnership, and the Trade in Services Agreement which is still being

The aim of the special issue in the *Internet Policy Review* is to explore
these recent developments in Australian internet policy and how they relate
to internet policy developments internationally. Australia is in many ways
a country similar to European states, but also with many differences: both
the similarities and differences can be seen playing out in the internet
policy field.

Accordingly, we welcome proposals that address policy developments and
debates so long as they relate to the governance of the Australian internet
in some way, or Australian internet policy in regional or international
fora. Comparative analyses, especially with European societies and
jurisdictions, are particularly welcome (but such comparison is not
necessary for inclusion in the special edition). Papers can have both a
theoretical or empirical focus, and if empirical can be qualitative,
quantitative or employing mixed methods. This call for papers is open to
researchers from the fields of policy studies, sociology, law, philosophy,
data, information and technology studies, economics and management and,
related fields.

We are particularly interested to receive proposals on the following themes
in Australian internet policy:

·         *Intellectual property and the internet:* definition,
enforcement, consequences

·         *The internet economy:* emerging markets; Uberisation and

·         *The National Broadband Network; net neutrality*

·         *Data retention, surveillance and privacy*

·         *Internet governance; domain name policy*

·         *The interaction of trade and internet policy:* TPP; TiSA

·         *Australia’s internet policy regionally/internationally:*
intersections with development, migration and security policy

·         *Digital inclusion:* providing internet access to all Australians

A best paper award will be issued to the paper accepted for publication
that the editorial team judges as being of the highest quality and
provoking the most interesting arguments.

   - Dr Angela Daly, Queensland University of Technology (
   angela.daly at qut.edu.au)
   - Professor Julian Thomas, Swinburne Institute for Social Research (
   jthomas at swin.edu.au)


*14 March 2016:* Deadline for expression of interest and abstract
submissions (500 word abstracts).

*4 April 2016:* Authors informed of decision on abstracts

*2 June 2016:* Deadline for full text submissions (max. 30,000 characters
spaces included). All details on text submissions can be found under:

*October 2016:* Publication of the special issue

*Submission of abstracts via online form: http://policyreview.info/node/392

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