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  Spring, 2002

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  The 2002 Apsa panels were put together by Micah Altman, Harvard University.  The section business meeting and reception will be held on Saturday, Aug 31, 5:30 PM.

Panels:

40-1   Online Surveys: Assessing the Usefullness of New Methods for Measuring Public Opinion

  40-2   Evil, Telecommunications, and the Internet
  40-3   Organizing and Participating Online
  40-4   Internet Policymaking and E-Merging Research: E-Governance, E-Competitiveness, and E-Security
  40-5   The Internet and Civic Culture
  40-6   Technology and Education
  40-7   Technology, Communities, and Participation

40-1   Online Surveys: Assessing the Usefullness of New Methods for Measuring Public Opinion
Date: Friday, Aug 30, 3:30 PM
  Co-sponsored by 8-7
Chair: Rachel K. Gibson, Australian National University
 
Author(s): RDD Telephone vs. Internet Survey Methodology for Studying American Presidential Elections: Comparing Sample Representativeness and Response Quality
Jon A. Krosnick, Ohio State University
  LinChiat Chang, Ohio State University

Election Surveys Online: Comparing the British and Australian Experience
Ian McAllister, Australian National University
  David Sanders, University of Essex
  Rachel K. Gibson, Australian National University
  Joseph Twyman, YouGov

A Multi-Method Approach for Reducing Error in Internet-Based Surveys of Non-Probability Samples
George Terhanian, Harris Interactive
Co-Discussant(s): Michael Bosnjak, Center for Research and Methodology
 

40-2   Evil, Telecommunications, and the Internet
Date: Thursday, Aug 29, 8:45 AM
  Co-sponsored 17-18
Chair: Robert G. White, Humboldt State University
Author(s): Terrorism and Telecommunications: An Analysis of Terrorist "Use" of the Internet
Maura Conway, Trinity College, Dublin

The Internet and World Politics in an Age of Terror
Cecilia G. Manrique, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Reacting to 9/11
Charles S. Hauss, George Mason University
  Alexandra Samuel, Harvard University

Transnational Advocacy and the Cybercrime Convention: A Consideration of Lobbying and Global Governance
Steven Billet, George Washington University

40-3   Organizing and Participating Online
Date: Saturday, Aug 31, 10:45 AM
Author(s): A Virtual Journey Over Contested Terrain: Current North American Pro-Choice and Anti-Choice Organizations' Internet Mobilization
Melissa Haussman, Suffolk University

A New Approach to Assessing the Participatory Potential of the Internet
Brian S. Krueger, University of Rhode Island

Fighting for Change (and Survival): The Struggle to Promote Alternative Messages in Canada via the Internet
Richard Nimijean, Carleton University
  L. Pauline Rankin, Carleton University

Electronic Rulemaking: New Frontiers in Public Participation
Stuart W. Shulman, Drake University

Partisanship, Political Interest and Voting Behavior Influenced by Information Technology: Cyber-Life versus Real-Life of Young Generation
Hyung Lae Park, Purdue University
Discussant(s): Elizabeth C. Hanson, University of Connecticut
Co-Discussant(s): Lee Mcknight, Tufts University
Gary Klass, Illinois State University

40-4   Internet Policymaking and E-Merging Research: E-Governance, E-Competitiveness, and E-Security
Date: Thursday, Aug 29, 10:45 AM
  Co-sponsored by 39-4
Chair: Nanette Levinson, American University
Author(s): E-Governance: Prospects, Policies, and Problems
Thierry Vedel, CEVIPOF

Public Policy and the Political Economics of Knowledge
Brian Kahin, University of Maryland

ICANN and Cyberspace Security
Nanette Levinson, American University

The Internet Effects Debate: Individual Versus Organizational Consequences of Technological Change
Bruce Bimber, University of California, Santa Barbara
Discussant(s): Jonathan G. Koppell, Yale University

40-5   The Internet and Civic Culture
Date: Saturday, Aug 31, 1:30 PM
  Co-sponsored by 38-13
Chair: Richard Davis, Brigham Young University
Author(s): New Media, New Movements? The Role of the Internet in Shaping the "Anti-Globalization" Movement
Peter Van Aelst, University of Antwerp

International Organizations and Internet Use in the Developing World: The Case of Environmental Protection of the Black Sea
Kenneth S. Rogerson, Duke University

Assessing Internet Development Strategies of Leading Internet Nations
Charles L. Mitchell, Grambling State University

The Impact of the Internet on Newspaper Political Coverage
Kevin G. Barnhurst, University of Illinois

Online to the EU-Citizen? The Internet in the European Union's Communication Policy
Detlev Clemens, European Commission
Discussant(s): Michael Margolis, University of Cincinnati

40-6   Technology and Education
Date: Saturday, Aug 31, 3:30 PM
  Co-sponsored by 10-6
Chair: Helena Mitchell, Georgia Institute of Technology
Author(s): Technology Enhancing Political Science: Overcoming Institutional Obstacles and Building Bridges for Change
R. Lorraine Bernotsky, West Chester University

Researching and Teaching Political Culture through Web-Based Content Profile Analysis
G. David Garson, North Carolina State University
  Michael L. Vasu, North Carolina State University

Teaching American Government Class in a Computer Lab
Baogang Guo, Dalton State College

Making Distance Learning Work for Your Classroom: Tips for Smooth Transmission
Karen M. McCurdy, Georgia Southern Universiy

Digital Citizenship: Expanding Information Technology Literacy with a Service-Learning Approach
Stuart W. Shulman, Drake University
Discussant(s): Brian D. Posler, Millikin University
 
Co-Discussant(s): Derrick L. Cogburn, University of Michigan

40-7   Technology, Communities, and Participation
Date: Saturday, Aug 31, 3:30 PM
  Co-sponsored by 40-7
Chair: Paul M.A. Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology
Author(s): Community Decision Making Online: A Preliminary Report from East Palo Alto
Todd Davies, Stanford University

Cities and the New Economy Infrastructure
Darrene Hackler, George Mason University

Acessing Community Livability Through GIS
Kara Serrano, Claremont Graduate University
  Thomas Horan, Claremont Graduate University

Beyond the Digital Divide: Exploring Attitudes about Information Technology, Political Participation and Electronic Government
Caroline J. Tolbert, Kent State University
 Karen Mossberger, Kent State University
Discussant(s): Genie N.L. Stowers, San Francisco State University
Paul M.A. Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology