Organized Section 18: Best Dissertation Award

Information Technology and Politics Section Award Recipients

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Disseration Award recognizes the best dissertation in the area of Information Technology and Politics.

2016  David Benson, Southern Methodist University
“The Internet Effect: How Authoritarian Governments use Internet Communication Technologies to Maintain Control of States.” 
2015  Andreas Jungherr, University of Bamberg
“The Use of Twitter in the Analysis of Political Phenomena” 
2014 Jun Liu, University of Copenhagen
"How Chinese People Use Mobile Phones to Change Politics and Democracy."
2013 Leticia Bode, University of Wisconsin and Georgetown University
"Political Information 2.0: A Study in Political Learning Via Social Media"
2012 Daniel Ross, York University
"The Political Economy of Free and Open Source Software" (Completed at York University; advised b y George Comninel)