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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

Vice-Chair
Cristian Vaccari
Loughborough University

Secretary
Bob Boynton
University of Iowa

Treasurer
Cecilia Manrique
University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse

2019 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Cristian Vaccari
Loughborough University

Journal Editor
Journal of Information Technology and Politics
Mike Jensen
University of Canberra 

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.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 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.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2019

Award Committee:
Shelley Boulianne
MacEwan University
[email protected]

Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation Award recognizes the best dissertation in the area of Information Technology and Politics defended April 1 or later of the previous calendar year (after April 1, 2018 for the 2019 award).

Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2019

Award Committee:
Juan S. Larrosa-Fuentes
 ITESO University
[email protected]gmail.com

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). 

Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2019

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


Best Student Paper

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

Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2019

Award Committee:
Catie Bailard
George Washington University
[email protected]

 

 

Best Public Facing Scholarship 

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 broad public audience.

Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2019

Award Committee:
Dave Karpf 
George Washington 
University
[email protected]

 

Best Information Technology

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.

Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2019

Award Committee:
Dr. D.C. Trilling
University of Amsterdam
[email protected]

 

 

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