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Politics: Web 2.0: An International Conference, New Political
Communication Unit, Royal Holloway, University of London - programme and
registration details announced.
Has there been a shift in political use of the internet and digital new
media - a new web 2.0 politics based on participatory values? How do
broader social, cultural, and economic shifts towards web 2.0 impact, if
at all, on the contexts, the organizational structures, and the
communication of politics and policy? Does web 2.0 hinder or help
democratic citizenship? This conference provides an opportunity for
researchers to share and debate perspectives.
The programme and details of registration and accommodation packages are
We received a fantastic response to the call for papers, the results of
which are contained in the programme of excellent panels.
Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds;
Rachel Gibson, University of Manchester;
Robin Mansell, LSE;
Helen Margetts, Oxford Internet Institute;
Micah Sifry, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Personal Democracy Forum
and formerly of The Nation;
Michael Turk, Vice President of Industry Grassroots for the National
Cable & Telecommunications Association, formerly e-campaign director,
Bush-Cheney '04, and e-campaign director for the Republican National
How to Register
The conference is open to all. It will be held in the new, award-winning
Windsor Building, complete with state of the art audio-visual facilities
and free Wi-Fi. Accommodation is in premium ensuite rooms in the new
halls of residence on campus - opened in 2007. Places are limited, so
please register early. Please visit the conference page to register
online and to read more about the gathering:
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: March 3, 2008.
We warmly invite you to join us for what promises to be an exciting
event. Please distribute this email widely.
New Political Communication Unit