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Calls for Papers: IJEP Special Issue on Immigrant Inclusion by E-Participation

From the e-DMR listserve:

"SUBMISSION DUE DATE: February 1, 2012

SPECIAL ISSUE ON Immigrant Inclusion by E-Participation

Guest Editors: Itir Akdogan, Mauri Kaipainen, Sonia Sousa, and Ilona Tikka

INTRODUCTION:
Immigrant Inclusion by e-Participation (IIeP) is a multi-stakeholder regional project that addresses immigrant communities and public authorities in Estonia, Finland and Sweden. The aims of the project include bridging the tools, activities, and concepts of citizen communities, on one hand, and the governments top-down participation practices and technologies on the other, in terms of interoperability and integration of technologies. The Joint International Workshop on Immigrant Inclusion by e-Participation was organized within the project framework in 2-3 November 2011 at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The workshop gathered authorities on national and local levels involved in e-democracy and e-governance, immigrant and multicultural non-governmental organizations, and researchers in e-democracy and inclusion of immigrants in participatory decision-making processes in order to create a discussion forum and interaction between authorities, NGO actors and immigrant societies on immigrant inclusion by e-participation.

OBJECTIVE OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE:
This special issue aims at sharing the discussions of the event with the international research community, but even at elaborating the subject in a wider spectrum with contributions from researchers in this field who were not present at the workshop.
The special issue will thus bring together various perspectives on how authorities and immigrants may use new information and communication technologies for more inclusive and democratic societies.

RECOMMENDED TOPICS:
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited
to) the following:

Activism, initiative citizenship, and immigrants Challenges and limitations of e-participation Empowerment of immigrants in e-participation Governmental and municipal e-participation Hate speech online Immigrants public e-participation awareness Inclusion vs. exclusion of immigrants online Non-governmental organizations and e-participation Political e-participation of immigrants Promotion of social interaction and civic engagement Transnational identities, diaspora, and use of social media

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Immigrant inclusion by e-participation on or before February 1, 2012. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication.INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNALS GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf.

All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis.
Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions should be directed to the attention of:

Itir Akdogan, Mauri Kaipainen, Sonia Sousa, and Ilona Tikka Guest Editors

E-mail: [email protected]"


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