All Equal before Data? New Skills and Literacies in Democracy
RC 10.01

Chair:             Prof. Claire Oger
Co-chair:         Dr. Sarah Labelle
Discussants:   Prof. Karen Mossberger
                      Dr. Sarah Labelle

Digital India and Net Neutrality: Excluding Choice to Include People?
Mr. Gaurav Saini
Governance of Transparency
Miss Andressa Falconiery, Dr. Marco Aurelio Ruediger
Online-Participation among Social Groups – Men’s and Women’s Lack for Motivation
Ms. Sabrina Schoettle
The ‘Crowd-factor’ in Collective Action Online: Protest Mobilization through Thai Facebook Pages
Dr. Aim Sinpeng, Mr. Max Grömping

Crowd sourcing and crowd monitoring


Chair:              Mr. Max Grömping
Discussants:    Jason Abbott

Beyond digital crowdsourcing: how the Estonian People’s Assembly solved a crisis of democracy
Ms. Nele Leosk
The e-petitioning, Extension or Substitute for Political Participation? Sociology of e-petitioners.
Dr. Legris revel Martine, Prof. Jean-Gabriel Contamin, Dr. Thomas LEONARD
Does Internate usage reduce corruption?
Mr. Alejandro Abarca
Does Social Media Matter on Improving Trust in Government?
Prof. Seung-Yong Rho
Does use of the Internet further democratic participation? A comparison of citizens' interactions with political representatives in the UK and Germany
Dr. Tobias Escher


Digitalizing the Vote

Chair:              Dr. Uwe Serdült
Discussants:    Prof. Nicole Goodman 

Comparing Online Voting Strategies
Prof. Robert Krimmer, Prof. Norbert Kersting
Interrelation between International Standards and ICT Projects in Public Administration: Three Case Studies in the Field of Electronic Voting
Dr. Nadja Braun Binder, Prof. Robert Krimmer
Legal Frameworks and Constitutional Cultures for Internet Voting Projects: A Comparative Perspective
Dr. Jordi Barrat, Dr. Josep M. Reniu Vilamala, Ms. Ardita Driza Maurer

Towards an update: Work in progress at the Council of Europe's new Committee of Experts on E-Voting (CAHVE)
Mr. Gregor Wenda

Electronic voting. Country experiences

Chair:              Prof. Nicole Goodman
Co-chair:         Prof. Norbert Kersting
Discussants:    Prof. Robert Krimmer

Comparing Decryption Ceremonies
Prof. Carsten Schuermann, Ms. Lorena Ronquillo, Prof. Randi Markussen, Mr. Olivier Bélanger
Analysing Political Motivations to Introduce Internet Voting: a Comparison between Estonia and the Netherlands
Ms. J. Charlotte Wagenaar
Internet Voting at the Service of Incumbents. The Case of Armenia
Mr. Hamazasp Danielyan
The Past and Future of E-voting in the Netherlands
Ms. Leontine Loeber

Internet Voting 2.0

Chair:              Prof. Robert Krimmer


A profile of Internet voters in Canada, Estonia and Norway
Dr. Jo Saglie, Prof. Nicole Goodman, Dr. Signe Bock Segaard, Dr. Kristjan Vassil, Mr. Mihkel Solvak
The lifecycle of Internet Voters: Data Mining for Sequences in Swiss Referendum Data
Mr. Pantelis Agathangelou, Dr. Ioannis Katakis, Dr. Fernando Mendez
Users and Use of Internet Voting in Switzerland
Dr. Uwe Serdült
Voting via Internet as an alternative method of participation in elections. Opinions of Poles
Prof. Magdalena Musial-Karg

Methodologies and Challenges in the Analysis of Online Data


Chair:              Mr. Sebastian Stier
Discussants:    Dr. Wolf J. Schünemann

BotWars: Why Social Scientists Have to Worry About Social Botnets
Dr. Simon Hegelich
Online Media Networks and Audience Flow: Fragmentation in the Production and Consumption of News on the Web
Ms. Silvia Majo-Vazquez, Dr. Ana S. Cardenal, Dr. Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

Politological Imagination in Using Big Data and Machine Learning Methods: Experiences from the Simultaneous Examination of Party Programs and Government Political Programs
Prof. Pertti Ahonen
Digital Competence as a Goal and a Tool for European Strategy
Dr. Sarah Labelle, Prof. Claire Oger Conceptualizing and Measuring ‘Crowd’ Participation in Domestic Election Monitoring Initiatives
Mr. Max Grömping
Do Something! The Active-Passive Transformation Internet Causes in Political Reasoning
Dr. Charles Mitchell

Online Forms of Participation and their Impact on Political Activism

Chair:              Prof. Jean-Benoit Pilet
Discussants:    Prof. Jean-Gabriel Contamin

Is Twitter a Tool for Democratizing Political Participation?
Dr. Julien BOYADJIAN, Prof. Jean-Yves Dormagen
Online Power Users: Understanding how citizens use e-petitioning
Prof. Jean-Benoit Pilet, Dr. Jonathan Bright, Miss Sandra Bermudez
Online Public Consultations at the European Level : a One-Shot Participation or a Piece of the Puzzle ?
Dr. Ludivine Damay
Cynicism on social media – Analysis of citizens’ use of Facebook and Twitter in 2015 parliamentary elections in Croatia
Dr. Domagoj Bebić, Mr. Milica Vuckovic, Miss Marija Volarević
Des technologies politiques au pouvoir technologique: analyse du rôle du web 2.0 sur la discussion politique au cameroun.
Mr. Ulrich Tadajeu Kenfack

Social media revisited

Chair:              Domagoj Bebic
Co-chair:         Prof. Jean-Benoit Pilet 
Discussants:    Prof. Jean-Benoit Pilet

The equalisation hypothesis revisited - a comparative study of political Twitter debates
Dr. Wolf J. Schünemann, Mr. Sebastian Stier
The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI): online participatory practices to bypass traditional barriers to pan-European mobilization
Ms. Marie Dufrasne
Views on Technology as a Factor Differentiating Electoral Candidates in their Relation to Online Participation
Miss Mari Marttila
Just Slacktivism? Forms and Motives of Online Activism
Ms. Lisa Villioth
More than Just an Hashtag: The #IdleNoMore Movement, Social Media, and Identity-Based Political Action
Dr. Vincent Raynauld, Dr. Emmanuelle Richez
Government Control of Information Flows: Social Media and Political Participation in Semi-Closed States
Dr. Jason Gainous, Dr. Jason Abbott

The Future of Electronic Democracy

Chair:              Prof. Norbert Kersting
Co-chair:         Prof. Karen Mossberger

Internet Metamorphosis and Blended democracy
Prof. Norbert Kersting
Digital Inequality, Place and Access to Government
Prof. Karen Mossberger
The democratic interface
Prof. Lance Bennett