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Information Technology and Politics (Section 18)

The purpose of this section is to provide a forum for members with an interest in the use of computers, the Internet, and multimedia in teaching, research, and policy applications in political science and all related subfields and disciplines.

Founded: 1988
Yearly membership dues: $0 for students and $8 for other members. Subscription to Journal of Information Technology and Politics included with membership.
Website: http://apsaitp.org/
Public Discussion List: APSA Connect discussion
Journal: Journal of Information Technology and Politics; published 4 times per year with electronic-only access.
Newsletter: Information Technology and Politics Newsletter
Section Counts

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.

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Section Officers

Chair
Ben Epstein
DePaul University
[email protected]

Vice-Chair
Cristian Vaccari
Loughborough University
[email protected]

Secretary
Bob Boynton
University of Iowa
[email protected]

Treasurer
Cecilia Manrique
University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse
[email protected]



 

2019 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Cristian Vaccari
Loughborough University
[email protected]

Journal Editor
Journal of Information Technology and Politics
Mike Jensen
University of Canberra 
[email protected]

Council
Term: 09/2017 - 08/2019
Filippo Trevisan, American University
Lauren Copeland, Baldwin Wallace University
Andrew Chadwick, Loughborough University 
Terri Towner, Oakland University
 

Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 18. Information Technology and Politics awards to-date »

Best Book Award

The Best Book Award recognizes the best book in the area of Information Technology and Politics. The contest is limited to books published in the previous calendar year.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee
Joel Penney
Montclair State University
[email protected]

Best Conference Paper

Best paper presented in information technology and politics at the previous year’s APSA.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee:
Shelley Boulianne
MacEwan University
[email protected]

Best Dissertation Award

The Best Disseration Award recognizes the best dissertation in the area of Information Technology and Politics defended since the last APSA annual meeting.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee:
 

Best Information Technology & Politics Article Award

Best article published in information technology and politics published in the previous calendar year (ie 2018 for 2019’s award call; must have appeared in an issue – articles that are published as online first should be considered for the year in which they are published in their final version). 

Previous recipients »

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee:
Homero Gil de Zúñiga
University of Vienna
[email protected]

Learning Innovations Award

This award recognizes innovations in learning technology and pedagogy.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for Nominations: TBA

Award Committee:
TBA

 

Outstanding Software Development

The Award for Outstanding Software Development recognizes the development of software that advances research and/or teaching in the area of technology and politics.

No Previous recipients at this time »

Deadline for Nominations: TBA

Award Committee:
TBD


Best Student Paper

Best student paper presented in information technology and politics at the previous year’s APSA.

No Previous recipients at this time »

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee:
TBD

 

 

Best Public Facing Scholarship in the APSA Infromation Technology and Politics Section

Best public-facing scholarship published in the previous calendar year (ie 2017 for 2018’s award call). This includes blog posts and popular press publications intended for a brad public audience.

No Previous recipients at this time »

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee:
TBD

 

Best information technology in the APSA Infromation Technology and Politics Section

Best information technology, including hardware, software, scripts, packages, etc. Any nomination should explain why the candidate is appropriate for this category. Timing on this award is more flexible, but nominations should indicate general use in the most current year.

No Previous recipients at this time »

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee:
TBD

 

 

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