Communication Policy & Technology Section

The CP&T Section’s focus is on communication policy, with a keen interest in the socio-economic aspects of technological change. The Section welcomes theoretical and empirical studies and research that bridges theory and practice, by offering scientific reflection as well as guidelines for political action. The CP&T Section does not adhere to any single philosophical or theoretical school but encourages research that is critical.

This Section encompasses work on issues of policy and technology involving internet governance; the implications of globalisation for the use of emerging technologies, interfaces between culture, technology and policy, the potential of people-centred design and innovation, as well as critical analyses of ICT and telecommunication policies. There is also a developing interest in the implications of embedded and ubiquitous ICT technologies for citizens’ rights, privacy and justice. 

Co-chair: Francesca Musiani (Centre for Internet and Society, National Centre for Scientific Research, France) [Contact]
Co-chair: Julia Pohle (WZB Berlin Social Science Center) [Contact]
Vice chair: Jeremy Shtern (Ryerson University, Canada) [Contact]
Vice chair: Weiyu Zhang (National University of Singapore) [Contact]

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istanbulThe Communication Policy and Technology (CP&T) Section invites submissions for its open sessions at the IAMCR 2011 conference to be held in Istanbul (Turkey) from July 13-17. The IAMCR conference theme for 2011 is ‘Cities, Creativity, Connectivity’.
In the network society the media and telecommunication landscape of one-way broadcasting and...

Communication Policy and Technology (CP&T) Section International Association for Media and Communication Research28th Annual Conference, July 18-22, 2010, Braga (Portugal) Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change

The Communication Policy and Technology (CP&T) Section of the IAMCR invites...
International Association for Media and Communication Research27th Annual Research Conference, July 21-24, 2009National Autonomous University Of Mexico (Unam), Mexico-City, MexicoTheme: Human Rights And Communication
The Communication Policy and Technology (CP&T) Section of the IAMCR invites the submission of abstracts bearing on the Conference theme as well as on the...
The Communications Policy and Technology (CPT) Section invites
related to the theme of the IAMCR 2008 Congress  – Media and Global
Divides. The theme ‘Media and Global Divides’ reflects one of the
prevailing challenges of public policy-making in digital domains
globally.  It also represents one of the primary...
50th Anniversary Conference, Paris, July 23-25, 2007‘Media, Information, and Communication: Celebrating 50 years of Theories and Practice’
History is patient, the future waits
On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the IAMCR, the...