Tuesday, April 29, 2014

[CFP] Call for Internet Policy Research Proposals

(via Bestbits)

The Center for Global Communication Studies is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its Internet Policy Observatory to organizations and individuals conducting research on the conditions, processes, and stakeholders that drive the development of internet policies at the national, regional, and international level. This call is particularly relevant to organizations and individuals interested in what countries do to influence the global internet, what we are calling the 'foreign policies of the internet.' Particular attention will be paid to proposals that look beyond the policies and narratives of European and North American actors to examine how 'emerging' actors and countries are influencing the debate.

The thematic focus of the proposals may include, but is not limited to, one of the general areas:
  • Who and what are the conditions, processes, and stakeholders that are influencing the development of the internet nationally, regionally, and globally?
  • How are countries and other strategic global players using the internet to reach foreign policy objectives?
  • The effects of Snowden and the NSA revelations on the creation of internet policies and narratives about the internet in national/regional/and international contexts
  • An analysis of ‘multistakeholder’ internet governance fora and the stakeholders involved in the global internet governance debate 
  • How normative frameworks and narratives about the internet are “exported” from one country or region to others
  • Cross-national or national surveys of internet users’ perceptions of key aspects of internet policy including trust, security, and censorship.
  • The negotiation between public and private governance online.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 30, 2014.

For more information about this call and submission guidelines please see

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