The contributions to this issue of the Medien Journal deal with the consequences of ICTs, especially the Internet, on communication research policy and munication studies and implement a meta-theoretical approach. The subsequent case studies are all together strongly interdisciplinary-oriented and go beyond existing assumptions about ICT in the field of media and communication studies.
Leah A. Lievrouw: Theorizing New Media: A Meta-Theoretical Approach
Ursula Maier-Rabler: Cultural Aspects and Digital Divide in Europe
Roman Winkler: Deliberation on the Internet: Talkboard Discussions on the UK Parlamentarian Elections 2001
Vera Franz: Democratic Potential and Limitation of the Internet in an Authoritarian System. A Case Study on B92 in Serbia
Daniela V. Dimitrova: Internet Adoption an the Post-Communist Countries
Information and Communication Technologies & Society (ICT&S). A Main Focus of Study and Research at the Salzburg University