Privacy Workshop at ECPR Joint Session 2007
Andreas Busch and Charles Raab, two of the few political scientists who do research on the governance of privacy, organize a workshop on "Privacy and Information: Modes of Regulation" at the Joint Session of Workshops of the European Consortium for Political Research in Helsinki in May 2007:
The workshop invites both empirical and theoretical work on privacy and information policy in modern societies. Much has already been contributed on these issues by legal and computer science scholars, and we hope that the workshop will help to establish this topic more firmly on the political science research agenda as well.
We would particularly like to encourage contributions that focus on the politics of information policy, governance and regulatory aspects, and policy processes in this area, in either single country studies or comparative perspective, and contributions that test already existing theories of regulation, institutions and action with empirical material about privacy and personal information.
The deadline for applications is 1 December 2006. Proposals should be sent to the two organizers. All needed information is here (look for workshop number 26).