JeDEM Vol 7, No 1 (2015) out now! – Social Media and Socio-Political Change

jedem logoThe 1st number of JeDEM 2015 presents our Special Issue on Social Media and Socio-Political Change from an Asian perspective. We are happy to present this issue in cooperation with guest editors Natalie Pang (Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Singapore Internet Research Centre) and Marko Skoric (City University, Hong Kong).

With the widespread adoption of social media in many Asian societies, these platforms are increasingly used in a variety of ways to promote civic and political aims but such uses are shaped by various stakeholders and contexts of use. In this special issue, four papers on Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China-Australia present highly contextualized assessments of the role of social media in civic and political life in Asia.

Additionally, the issue presents ongoing research paper submissions to JeDEM that made it through the double-blind peer review process.

Read the whole issue here!

PS: As authors, you can submit to one of the thematic calls, but also as “ongoing” submissions, that is, not in response to a specific call. We are looking forward to your submissions! If you are intersted in becoming a reviewer for our journal, please do not hesitate to contact the managing editor.

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Call for Papers: Special Issue ICT-Enabled Co-Production

JeDEM Call for Papers: Special Issue 2015
ICT-Enabled Co-Production

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Guest Editors

Mila Gascó, Institute of Public Governance and Management, ESADE Business & Law School, Spain
Maria Cucciniello, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Italy

Open innovation assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, in order to advance their technology. Open innovation, therefore, encourages organizations to search for solutions outside their organizational boundaries. Implementing open innovation in the public sector have a myriad of positive effects, including increased awareness of social problems, more effective practices based on broad citizen experience, and increased trust between government and citizens. At the core of the concept of open innovation in the public sector lies the active involvement of citizens into public sector activities. This involvement is often referred to as co-creation and co-production. Although these terms were introduced back in the 70s, recently they have gained a renewed interest as a result of technological developments, which have given citizens more control, allowing for new ways of interaction and involvement, particularly in public services delivery.

Out Now: JeDEM 6(2) Special CeDEM14 Issue!

JeDEM – eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government Vol 6, No 2 (2014)

Issue 6(2) of the eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government has just been published and presents the best papers from the CeDEM14 (Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government

CeDEM14 broke all previous records in terms of number of people attending, number of papers submitted, number of workshops offered and the number of pages in the proceedings. Whilst we of course recommend reading the CeDEM Proceedings, the Journal of E-Democracy and Open Government allows us to showcase the best papers from the conference. These are the papers that received the highest peer-review marks and some were nominated for the CeDEM Best Paper Award.

See the Table of Contents below, then visit the website ( ) to read the OA articles!

Table of Contents
Editorial 6(2) Noella Edelmann, Peter Parycek
Breaking Public Administrations’ Data Silos. The Case of Open-DAI, and a Comparison between Open Data Platforms. Raimondo Iemma, Federico Morando, Michele Osella
From Toddler to Teen: Growth of an Open Data Ecosystem. Maximilian Heimstädt, Fredric Saunderson, Tom Heath
Isotype Visualizations. A Chance for Participation & Civic Education. Eva Mayr, Günther Schreder
The Arts of the Possible. Information Visualization in the Field of Politics. Florian Windhager, Michael Smuc
Polarizing Political Participation Frames in a Nordic Gay Community. Jakob Svensson
The Ideal Voting Interface: Classifying Usability. Damien Mac Namara, Paul Gibson, Ken Oakley
Internet Voting for Expatriates: The Swiss Case. Micha Germann, Uwe Serdült
Through Liquid Democracy to Sustainable Non-Bureaucratic Government. Alois Paulin

New Special Issue of Jedem out: “Open Data: growing up and getting specific”

We are very happy to announce that Vol. 6 No. 1 (2014) of JeDEM, the eJournal of E-Democracy and Open Government, has just been published. This time we have been working with guest editors Johann Hoechtl, Tim Davies, Marijn Janssen and Ina Schieferdecker on the topic “Open Data”, a field of studies that has, during the recent years, been “growing up and getting specific”.


Special Issue on Open Data including Invited Papers from the SharePSI project

This special issue contains a variety of research papers addressing this topic from different views and providing recent research results. The papers in this issue deepen the understanding of open data and show that the subject of open data is moving from the general to the study of specifics. The special issue also includes invited papers presented at the first public meeting of the SharePSI project. Share-PSI 2.0 is the European network for the exchange of experience and ideas around implementing open data policies in the public sector.

You can access the full issue for free here.

About the Guest Editors