[GKD]: Call for Papers: Citizens at the Crossroads
Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 19:18:01 +0800
This message announces a conference and a call for papers regarding the
impact of ICT on governance issues.
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Citizens at the Crossroads:
Whose Information Society?
May 26-28, 1999
Government Conference Centre, Ottawa
The Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canadian International
Development Agency invite abstracts and papers for a conference to
address issues related to the growth of the knowledge based economy
and society. Specifically the conference, as part of a government-wide
policy research agenda, will address citizenship in the information
society by exploring the forces that advance and impede civic
participation domestically and internationally, particularly in the
developing world. The conference is expected to attract both
researchers and policy professionals.
Abstracts and papers are invited on these topics:
---Ownership and control of electronic and other media networks,
services and information:
Different forms of commercial and political control; impact on
access and on the exercise of citizenship.
---Controversial content, censorship, propaganda, and privacy:
Tensions between freedom of expression and the control of
illegal activities; new forms of propaganda and censorship; the
protection of children.
---Civic knowledge, education, and participation:
Rights and responsibilities of citizenship in an information
society; is virtual education, education?; how the net and other forms
of communication expand and constrain civic participation.
---Democracy and political action:
Effects of new networks and the freer flow of information on
national and other identities, political cultures and the way people
for action within and across borders.
---Human rights, diversity, and marginalization:
Importance of access to information and communication media for
human rights; risks of marginalization and homogenization.
DEADLINES: Abstracts January 15, 1999
Completed Papers April 14, 1999
The conference will publish a book of selected papers.
Abstracts (300 words maximum) and enquiries should be addressed to:
Ned Ellis, Director
Strategic Research and Analysis Phone: 819-997-1734
Department of Canadian Heritage Fax: 819-997-6765
25 Eddy Street, 12th Floor E-Mail: Ned_ellis@pch.gc.ca
Hull, Quebec K1A 0M5
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