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ECPR Journals Virtual Special Issue

Digital Politics and Politics of the Digital

Cyber Politics
International Relations
Political Participation
Political Parties
Section Number
Section Chair
Jasmin Fitzpatrick
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Section Co-Chair
Meryem Marzouki
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

What are the remaining “non-digital” areas of Politics? Citizenship and collective action today are digitally organized, online and offline. Electoral campaigns are affected by the extensive use of social media. Voting became electronic in several countries. Journalism faces changes in the production and dissemination of news. What was once the sole government affair, such as diplomacy, norm- and policy-making, is profoundly transforming with demands for more democracy and inclusiveness.

Conversely, who could still claim that digital technologies’ design and uses are neutral? In an era of big data and algorithmic learning, profiling and predictive decision-making, governments and increasingly private actors are imposing norms and exercising power – through surveillance, censorship, and subtle or less subtle political influencing and manipulation - over citizens, organizations and institutions, including (other) governments.

Panels and Papers will explore all dimensions of the relationship between Politics and the Digital, whether they focus on empirical or theoretical perspectives of before mentioned fields and other. Comparative analyses and focus on non-Western geopolitical areas are presented, including also methodological contributions on new teaching and research challenges.

Panel List

Code Title Details
P034Big Data, (New) Public Management, and Regulation Through Intermediaries View Panel Details
P035Big Data, Mass Surveillance and Social Control View Panel Details
P041Campaigns and Elections View Panel Details
P098Cybersecurity, Conflict and the State View Panel Details
P116Digital Media and Politics View Panel Details
P126E-Diplomacy - How the Digital Age Shapes International and Security Affairs View Panel Details
P280New Avenues of Digital Discursive Practices View Panel Details
P339Political Organisations and the Digital View Panel Details
P340Political Participation and Deliberation Online – Contributions from Social Computing View Panel Details
P419Strategies and Tactics of Right-Wing-Populists: Entering Politics Through the Digital Door View Panel Details
P469The Political Economy of Platforms and Big Data View Panel Details
P486The State of Digital Democratic Theory I View Panel Details
P487The State of Digital Democratic Theory II View Panel Details
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