I attended Understanding Digital Policy in mid-December, on behalf of the Centre for Social Informatics. This unconference, initiated by Professor Simeon Yates, leader of the ESRC’s Ways of Being in a Digital Age scoping review, was created to tackle two complementary questions:
- How is policy shaping the uptake and use of Digital Media and Technologies?
- How are Digital Media and Technologies shaping policy making and policy implementation?
The IL-DEM project is designed to answer three research questions which Bruce set out in his post on 23 October. This post is our chance to start exploring the first question:
What are the current practices of Community Councillors in exploiting information channels for engaging citizens in the democratic process?