Publications

Policy Papers / Publications

Turning Dirt Roads into Information Highways

As we analyze the use of the concept of internet diffusion found in economics, political science, and public policy research in this paper, we find that the research on internet diffusion is often characterized by extensive errors in operationalization and measurement.  These errors are not caused only by imperfections and inherent […]

Handbook of Internet Politics
Books / Publications

Handbook of Internet Politics

The internet is now a mainstay of contemporary political life and captivates researchers from across the social sciences. From debates about its impact on parties and election campaigns following momentous presidential contests in the United States, to concerns over international security, privacy, and surveillance in the post-9/11, post-7/7 environment; from […]

A Case of Mistaken Identity?  News Accounts of Hacker and Organizational Responsibility for Compromised Digital Records
Academic Articles / Publications

A Case of Mistaken Identity? News Accounts of Hacker and Organizational Responsibility for Compromised Digital Records

The computer hacker is one of the most vilified figures in the digital era, but to what degree are organizations actually responsible for compromised personal records? To examine the role of organizational behavior in privacy violations, we analyze 589 incidents of compromised data between 1980 and 2006. There were more […]

Channeling Diversity in the Public Spectrum
Academic Articles / Publications

Channeling Diversity in the Public Spectrum

Over the last decade, the FCC has licensed the use of the public spectrum with an online auction system. Has this auction system, which requires potential licensees to first apply to qualify as bidders, increased the diversity of ownership, and, if not, why? Analyzing data on 28,354 applicants for 16,383 licenses, we find […]