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The Social Impact of Digital Youth Work: What Are We Looking For?

Journal Article
Webster, G., Pawluczuk, A., Smith, C., & Hall, H. (2019)
The Social Impact of Digital Youth Work: What Are We Looking For?. Media and Communication, 7(2), 59-68. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v7i2.1907
Digital youth work is an emerging field of research and practice which seeks to investigate and support youth-centred digital literacy initiatives. Whilst digital youth work p...

Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes.

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C. F., & Smyth, M. (2018)
Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes. In SMSociety '18 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society, (178-186). https://doi.org/10.1145/3217804.3217910
In a UK city, various crocheted protest banners have appeared, containing political statements concerning planned developments in their locations. Photos of these banners are ...

Investigating the online and offline contexts of day-to-day democracy as participation spaces.

Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, C. F. (2019)
Investigating the online and offline contexts of day-to-day democracy as participation spaces. Information, Communication and Society, 22(13), 1853-1870. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118x.2018.1469656
Citizen-led participation in democracy is explored through studying the online and offline spaces where people work together to influence those in power and improve their comm...

Social impact evaluations of digital youth work: tensions between vision and reality

Presentation / Conference
Pawluczuk, A., Smith, C., Webster, G., & Hall, H. (2018, March)
Social impact evaluations of digital youth work: tensions between vision and reality. Paper presented at Transmedia Literacy International Conference, Barcelona, Spain
Purpose: This paper presents empirical research, which explores the ways digital youth workers perceive, and evaluate, the social impact of their work. There is currently a re...

Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, C. (2016)
Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces. In SMSociety '16 Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1145/2930971.2930974
This paper focuses on the importance of non-public social media spaces in contemporary democratic participation at the grassroots level, based on case studies of citizen-led, ...

'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils.

Conference Proceeding
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Smith, C. F. (2014)
'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils. In P. Parycek, & N. Edelmann (Eds.), CeDEM14 Proceedings, (73-84
This paper is motivated by the need to understand the reality of the use of the now well-established opportunities offered by the internet to engage with citizens. Building on...

Disconnected Democracy? A Survey of Scottish Community Councils' Online Presences

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Smith, C. (2014)
Disconnected Democracy? A Survey of Scottish Community Councils' Online Presences. Scottish Affairs, 23(4), (486-507). doi:10.3366/scot.2014.0045. ISSN 0966-0356
Community Councils are the bottom rung of Scotland’s democracy ladder, having few – but highly significant – statutory consultative duties (especially with regard to planning)...

Book Review: Mobile Technologies: from Telecommunications to Media.

Journal Article
Smith, C. (2014)
Book Review: Mobile Technologies: from Telecommunications to Media. Telecommunications Policy, 38(1), 119-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2012.11.006
No abstract available. Item discussed - Mobile technologies: From telecommunications to media, Gerard Goggin, Larissa Hjorth, Routledge, New York, USA (2009), 297 pp. includin...

Understanding the “e‐petitioner”

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Smith, C. (2011)
Understanding the “e‐petitioner”. Transforming government : people, process and policy, 5(4), 319-329. https://doi.org/10.1108/17506161111173577
Purpose: This article considers the ways in which large-scale e-participation projects can be evaluated. It argues that existing evaluation approaches can be improved upon by ...

Signing an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation.

Book
Cruickshank, P., Edelmann, N., & Smith, C. F. (2009)
Signing an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation. In J. Chappellet, O. Glassey, M. Janssen, A. Macintosh, J. Scholl, E. Tambouris, & M. Wimmer (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, 275-282. Trauner
As one form of online political participation, the e-petitioning is seen as a response to a perceived decline in public trust of political institutions and the associated sym...

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