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Call for papers 24 avril 2014

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability : Special Issue on Informational Governance

Call for papers
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
The rapid developments of different types of new information technologies, information networks and social media are increasingly affecting societies around the world. In different societal domains information plays an increasingly important role in governance processes. Whereas hyper-connectivity across the globe opens up enormous possibilities for information exchange, knowledge creation, feedback, debate, learning and innovation, social networking, marketing and advertising, such emerging opportunities also constitute a threat to privacy and erode the power of classic public and private institutions as nobody is in control of information.
A Special Issue (SI) on Informational governance is planned for publication in the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/current-opinion-in-environmental-sustainability/). This journal particularly publishes review articles of some 5-7 pages.
We invite you to submit an Abstract for this SI, which should be about 250 words. The SI will be structured by the following topics, and accordingly, authors are invited to write on any of the suggested, but not exhaustive, topics:
•    Contested processes of information use and provision
•    The practice of informational governance across scales
•    How information enhances the capacity of local communities to govern their common pool resources
•    Role and potential of new (uncontrolled) information systems in science and governance

We will select a total of 10-12 Abstracts from an international audience to be part of this SI, which will complement 7 Abstracts that already have been selected at the Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), the Netherlands, related to a research programme called Informational Governance and Sustainability.
Authors will be invited to a workshop in the Netherlands organised in October 2014 to discuss the articles with the intent to improve the coherency of the SI. Before this, authors will develop concepts and draft their papers to be presented and discussed in the authors’ workshop.
•    24 March - 24 April: External call for Abstracts, online
•    24 April – 1 May: Selection of 10-12 external Abstracts
•    October 2014: SI workshop in the Netherlands with all authors invited
•    Begin-2015: We expect all articles to be ready for internal and external reviews, which will last until April 2015
The abstracts should be submitted by 24 April 2014 as a Word file attached to an email addressed to: katrine.soma@wur.nl

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