Management and Participation in the Public Sphere

Management and Participation in the Public Sphere

Mika Markus Merviö (Kibi International University, Japan)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 399|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8553-6
ISBN13: 9781466685536|ISBN10: 1466685530|EISBN13: 9781466685543


Public policy has a dynamic effect on multiple facets of modern society. Methods for managing and engaging the public sphere continue to change conceptually across the globe, impacting the ways that governments and citizens interact both within and across borders.

Management and Participation in the Public Sphere is a definitive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the interplay of public affairs and the domestic realm, providing innovative methods on managing public policy across various nations, cultures, and governments. Featuring expansive coverage on a multitude of relevant topics in civic involvement, information technology, and modes of government, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, students, and professionals seeking current developments in novel approaches to public policy studies.

This publication features timely, research-based chapters on the critical issues of public policy including, but not limited to, archival paradigms, Internet censorship, media control, civic engagement, virtual public spaces, online activism, higher education, and public-private partnerships.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Archival Paradigms
  • Civic Engagement
  • Higher Education
  • Internet Censorship
  • Media Control
  • Online Activism
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Virtual Public Spaces

Reviews and Testimonials

Communications scholars and other social scientists consider a broad range of topics related to public administration. Among them are the four paradigms of archival history and the challenges of the future, the emerging study of young people's civic participation on the Internet, interrogating and reimagining the virtual public sphere in developing countries, YouTube and human rights campaigns as examples of online activism and the Arab public sphere, materialistic values and impulsive behaviors in the purchasing process between genders, and television license refusal and competition policy in Hong Kong.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mika Markus Merviö is a Professor of International Relations at the Kibi International University, Okayama, Japan. Previously he has been working at the University of Tampere, Finland, from which he also received his Ph.D. (International Relations). Then he moved to the International Christian University, Tôkyô, Japan as a JSPS researcher and from there to the Miyazaki International University and the University of Shimane, where he worked as a Professor. From 2000, he has been working at the Kibi International University. His research interests include political and social issues, history, art and environment.