Special Issue "Digital Citizenship and Participation 2018"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Muneo Kaigo

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
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Interests: library and information science; humanistic social informatics; social psychology
Guest Editor
Dr. Sae Okura

Faculty of Humanities,Law and Economics, Mie University, 514-8507 Tsu, Japan
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Interests: political participation; gender; political science; civil society

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The dissemination of information and deliberation among citizens are essential for democracy, therefore social and political participation through new media and information technology has become a mainstream activity among those with media access in many of the developed states. The digital platforms for participation that nurture the growth of digital citizenship may also be an important factor that is shaping our ideas about government as we are observing various outcomes of digital activities. This issue hopes to not only investigate the state of digital citizenship, but also examine the dynamics of the digital platforms that are contributing to participation in various areas and why this is setting new trends for various types of citizen engagement.

Prof. Muneo Kaigo
Dr. Sae Okura
Guest Editor

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  • Digital Citizenry
  • Engagement
  • Media Access
  • E-democracy
  • Inclusion

Published Papers

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