Information Polity

An International Journal of Government and Democracy in the Information Age

Volume

26, 4 issues

Latest issue

26:3 online 27 August 2021

Next issue

26:4 scheduled for November 2021

Back volumes

From volume 7, 2002

ISSN print

1570-1255

ISSN online

1875-8754

Aims & Scope

Information Polity is a tangible expression of the increasing awareness that Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) have become of deep significance for all polities as new technology-enabled forms of government, governing and democratic practice are sought or experienced throughout the world. This journal positions itself in these contexts, seeking to be at the forefront of thought leadership and debate about emerging issues, impact, and implications of government and democracy in the information age. Information Polity aims to publish academic work that contributes to understanding and strengthening a democratic information polity.

The journal promotes interdisciplinary work drawing from the wider social sciences (e.g. public policy, public management, public administration, political science, information systems, information science, media studies, philosophy, sociology, law, economics) and welcomes articles with an empirical, theoretical or conceptual contribution from scholars and practitioners throughout the world. The journal is both international and comparative in its perspectives and publishes articles on political, public policy, institutional, social, economic, legal, managerial, organizational, ethical, and wider social scientific themes and issues as they relate to the application of ICTs in government, governing and democratic practice. Examples of such themes and issues are:

-       Bureaucratic reform and modernization
-       Public and democratic innovation
-       Public policy in the information age
-       Citizenship in the information age
-       The impact of ICTs on political institutions and democratic practice
-       ICT regulation and governance
-       Social media and citizen engagement
-       Political information and the role of new media
-       Internet activism, political organization and collective action
-       Government ICT strategy, leadership and management
-       Service transformation and multi-channel service provision
-       Cross-government information-sharing
-       Digital identity and privacy
-       Surveillance and cybersecurity
-       Open government, transparency and accountability
-       Public records management in the information age
-       Public innovation management, evaluation and benefits realization

Publishing in Information Polity
The journal is keen to receive well-written rigorous journal articles from its targeted authors on topics as stated above. Articles submitted for consideration must be written in English and checked by a native speaker. The journal will welcome expert opinion pieces as well as articles deriving from research and practice.

Academic articles submitted should normally not exceed 8000 words in length [including references]. Articles in the form of authoritative, well-researched case studies or country reports will be welcomed and will not normally exceed 4500 words. The journal will also commission reviews, including book reviews, social media reviews, reviews of research reports and strategy documents, expert opinion pieces, and short research notes, which normally will not exceed 2000 words.

Peer Review Policy
Published articles in Information Polity have all been subject to rigorous peer review, based on an initial editorial screening and anonymous refereeing by a minimum of two referees.

Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief

Albert Meijer, PhD
Albert Meijer
Bijlhouwerstraat 6
3511 ZC Utrecht, Netherlands

William Webster, PhD
Professor of Public Policy and Management
Centre for Research into Information,
Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP),
University of Stirling

Stirling, FK9 4LA, United Kingdom

Honorary Editor-in-Chief

Professor Emeritus John Taylor

Reviews Editor

Dr. Karl Lofgren
Associate Professor
School of Government

PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

Social Media Editor

Keegan McBride
Lab Manager – GovAiLab, Junior Research Fellow / Doctoral Candidate, School of Information Technologies, Information Systems Research Group, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Website Editor

Dr. Sarah Hendrica Bickerton
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Europe

Associate Prof. Frank Bannister
Trinity College
Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Tobias Mettler
UNIL IDHEAP
Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr. Giorgia Nesti
University of Padova
Padova, Italy

Associate Editors

 

Asia

Prof. Heungsuk Choi
Korea University
Seoul, South Korea

South America

Dr. Maria Alexandra Cunha
Fundacao Gerulio Vargas
Sao Paulo, Brazil

North America

Dr. Mila Gasco
Center for Technology in Government
State University of New York at Albany, USA

Oceania

Associate Prof. Paul Henman
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia

Africa

Dr. Adegboyega Ojo
National University of Ireland
Galway, Ireland

Editorial Board

Prof. Victor J.J.M. Bekkers
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Prof. Scott Robertson
University of Hawaii at Manoa
USA

Prof. Tobias Mettler
University of Lausanne
Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Toshio Obi
Waseda University
Japan

Dr. Theresa A. Pardo
State University of New York
USA

Prof. Peter Parycek
Donau-Universität Krems
Austria

Prof. Charles Raab
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Prof. Christopher G. Reddick
University of Texas at San Antonio
USA

Prof. Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Missouri
USA

Dr. Jesper Schlaeger
Zhejiang Gongshang University
China

Prof. Ian McLoughlin
Monash University
Australia

Prof. Hans Jochen Scholl
University of Washington
USA

Prof. Tino Schuppan
The Potsdam eGovernment Competence Centre
Germany

Dr. Colin F. Smith
Edinburgh Napier University
United Kingdom

Prof. Maddalena Sorrentino
Università degli studi di Milano
Italy

Dr. Marcel Thaens
the Netherlands

Dr. Thierry Vedel
Centre for Political Research SciencesPo
France

Prof. Mirko Vintar
University of Ljubljana
Slovenia

Prof. Elin Wihlborg
Linkoping University
Sweden

Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel
University of Konstanz
Germany

Prof. Helen Margetts
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Prof. Colin J. Bennett
University of Victoria
Canada

Dr. Elizabeth Eppel
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand

Prof. John C. Bertot
University of Maryland
USA

Dr. Eleanor Burt
University of St. Andrews
United Kingdom

Dr. Lemuria Carter
Virginia Commonwealth University
USA

Prof. Manuel Castells
University of Southern California
USA

Prof. Andrew Chadwick
Loughborough University
United Kingdom

Prof. Soon Ae Chun
City University of New York
USA

Prof. Stephen Coleman
University of Leeds
United Kingdom

Prof. William H. Dutton
Michigan State University
USA

Prof. Leif Skiftenes Flak
University of Agder
Norway

Prof. Miriam Lips
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand

Prof. Jane E. Fountain
University of Massachusetts Amherst
USA

Dr. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
State University of New York
USA

Prof. Olivier Glassey
Université de Lausanne
Switzerland

Prof. Tomasz Janowski
Danube University Krems
Austria

Prof. Marijn Janssen
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands

Associate Prof. Bram Klievink
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands

Prof. Robert Krimmer
Tallinn University of Technology
Estonia

Prof. Klaus Lenk
University of Oldenburg
Germany

Prof. Rob Wilson
Northumbria University
United Kingdom

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