8: The Citizen and the State in the Digital Age
This workshop will explore, from the perspective of constitutional law, the many ways that digital technology has changed the interaction of the citizen and the state, interactions between citizens and the impact of digital technology on the functioning of the state, the stability of state institutions and the nature of governance.
Possible questions for investigation include the significance for constitutions and constitutional law:
the rise of citizen journalism
the availability digital technology for 'whistleblowers'
the problems posed by cyberbullying, cyberstalking and the international spread of hate speech and pornography by the internet and
the balance of privacy, free speech, free press and other constitutional rights that these problems pose.
However, papers on any question related to this theme are welcome.