The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) has recently accepted the proposal of a standing group on “Internet & Politics”. This standing group aims to link researchers internationally to create a consolidated network and exchange for Internet political research, in particular in the areas of e-democracy, e-government and governance of the Internet.
The Internet & Politics group plans to develop a number activities, including: the promotion of Internet & Politics workshops at the ECPR joint sessions; the development of panels at the ECPR general conferences; and potentially the organization of a summer school. It also seeks to help young researchers to become integrated into a network of European social scientists involved in the field.
Membership of the group is open to anyone with an interest in Internet politics broadly defined. Participation from PhD students is particularly encouraged. Researchers can join the group by completing an online form in the members section of the website.