The Internet, Policy & Politics Conferences

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

IPP2014: Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy


MINOR DEADLINE EXTENSION: for people struggling with the abstract deadline we will now be accepting abstracts over the weekend, as long as they are submitted to us by 10.00 GMT on Monday 17 March. We look forward to receiving your submissions!


Welcome to the biennial Internet, Politics, and Policy (IPP) academic conference series. Our 2014 conference will explore the new research frontiers opened up by Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy. It aims to serve as a forum to encourage discussion across disciplinary boundaries on how to exploit crowdsourcing to inform policy debates and advance social science research.

CALL FOR PAPERS: IPP2014 - Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy (abstracts by: 14 March 2014)

Convened by the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford) and OII-edited academic journal Policy and Internet, and supported by the ECPR Standing Group on Internet and Politics, the conference will take place at the University of Oxford on 25-26 September 2014.

We call for papers on the observed and potential implications of crowdsourcing for politics, policy and academic practice. Perspectives are welcomed from across science, social science and the humanities, from the academic and policy-making communities. We aim to identify what is novel in crowdsourcing, and the ways it enables and extends existing social and political processes.

Best wishes,


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Crowd sourcing has deep and diverse implications for government, business, civil society, democratic life and public policy-making.

Partners and Sponsors

This conference is organised by the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford) for the Journal Policy and Internet, in collaboration with the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) standing group on Internet and Politics. We are grateful for sponsorship from the Policy Studies Organization (PSO).

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