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[ecrea] CfP International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)

Fri Aug 14 16:31:34 GMT 2009

Call for Papers ? The International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)

Official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

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, Symour (Sy) Goodman

Associate editors

Anastasia Kavada, Andrea Calderaro, Arik Ragowsky, Balaji Rajagopalan, Carlo Bellini, Cathy Urquhart, Changchit Chuleeporn, Christopher Reddick, Dave Oliver, Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, Isaac Mostovicz, Jack Quarter, Jens Hoff, Joan Francesc Fondevila i Gascón, Joy Peluchette, Karine Barzilai-Nahon, Katherine Karl, Lakshmi Iyer, Laurie Schatzberg, Linda Coleman, Luciano Paccagnella, Marick Masters, Myles Stern, Nada Kakabadse, Nava Pliskin, Naveed Baqir, Nico Carpentier, Nicolas Ducheneaut, Pierluigi Rippa, Pippa Norris, Ramesh Srinivasan, Sandy Staples, Stephen Fox, Tim Roberts, Toni Somers, Toru Sakaguchi, Yana Breindl


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.

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
The political activities of members of the IT function vis-à-vis the rest of the organization Changes in the power of the IT unit as a function of the diffusion of new technologies
The strategies used by members of the IT unit to influence others
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
The use of electronic media for industrial relations and negotiations with employers The use of electronic media for surveillance manipulation and harassment in commercial and non-commercial environments 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. The political dynamics of geographically based communities (community informatics) 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
eVoting and electronically enabled eGovernment
The role electronic media in political campaigns. Including their impact on political debate, information sharing, political decision making, fund raising, etc. 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.


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 <> 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 <mailto:(ak1667 /at/>(ak1667 /at/

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 <>

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

Celia Romm Livermore (PhD)
International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)
School of Business Administration
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
E-mail address: <mailto:(ak1667 /at/>(ak1667 /at/

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
Pleinlaan 2 - B-1050 Brussels - Belgium
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F: ++ 32 (0)2-629.36.84
Office: 5B.401a
European Communication Research and Education Association
E-mail: (Nico.Carpentier /at/
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