Dr Peter John Chen
BCom (hons) - Griffith University
PhD - Australian National University
+61 2 9036 9079
Peter John Chen teaches media politics, public policy and Australian politics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests focus on the relationship between media and politics: with a special interest in new media's impacts on electoral politics, media regulation, social movements, and the politics of animal protection. His work includes an interest in the political content of film, the movement of political and policy ideas, and the role of networks in collective action. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics and the International Journal of Electronic Governance. Peter is currently working on a new book on the politics of animal welfare in Australia.
- Australian politics
- Online Media
- Political Communication
- Public Policy
- Public Administration
- New Media
- Social Movements
- Media Regulation
Chen, P 2013, "Australian Politics in a Digital Age", Australian National University E Press, Canberra.
Refereed Journal Articles
Chen, P & Jackson, S 2012, "Understanding Occupy in Australia", Journal of Australian Political Economy, no. 69, pp. 5-28.
Chen, P & Smith PJ 2011, "Digital Media in the 2008 Canadian Election", Journal of Information Technology & Politics, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 399-417.
Chen, P & Smith PJ 2010, "Campaigning and Digital Media in Alberta: Emerging Practices and Democratic Outcomes?", Canadian Political Science Review, vol 4, no 2-3.
Chen, P & Smith PJ 2010, "Adoption and Use of Digital Media in Election Campaigns: Australia, Canada and New Zealand Compared", Public Communication Review, vol. 1, available online at http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/pcr/article/view/1249.
Chen, P & Walsh, L 2009, "e-lection 2007? Political competition online", Australian Cultural History, July, 2009.
Chen, P 2008, "Australian political parties use of YouTube 2007", Communication, Politics & Culture, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 114-148.
Chen, P 2004, "What Does the Internet Tell Us About the Prospects for Network Governance?", Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 66-68.
Chen, P 2003, "Advocating Online Censorship", Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol, 62, no. 2, p41.
Chen, P 2002, "Lust, Greed, Sloth: The Performance and Potential of Internet Co-Regulation in Australia", Griffith Law Review, vol. 11, no. 2.
Chen, P 1999, "Australia's Internet Censorship Regime: History, Form and Future", University of Western Sydney Law Journal Special Edition, 3, 1999.
Chen, P & Hinton, SM 1999, "Realtime Interviewing Using the Word Wide Web", Sociological Research Online, vol. 4, no. 3.
Chen, P 1999 "Community Without Flesh: First Thoughts on the New Broadcasting Services Amendment (Online Services) Bill 1999", M/C: a Journal of Media and Culture, vol. 2, no. 3.
Edited Special Editions of Journals
Chen, P & Vromen, A (eds) 2011, Communication, Politics & Culture: 'The 2010 Australian Federal Election: New Media, New Politics?, vol. 44, no. 2.
Chen, P 2012, "Media politics", in R Smith, A Vromen, & I Cook (eds), [[i||Contemporary Politics in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne.
Chen, P 2012, "The news media", in R Smith & Clune D (eds), [[i||From Carr to Keneally: Labor in Office in NSW 1995-2011, Allen & Unwin, Sydney.
Chen, P 2011, "The new media and the campaign", in M Simms & J Warhurst (eds), [[i||Julia 2010; The Caretaker Election, ANU e-press.
Chen, P 2009, "Online media", in C Rudd, J Haywood & G Craig (eds), Informing Voters?: Politics, Media & the New Zealand Election 2008, Pearson, Auckland.
Chen, P, Gibson, Lusoli, & Ward 2007, "Australian Governments and Online Communication", in S Young (ed), [[i||Government Communication in Australia, Cambridge University Press.
Chen, P 2005, "e-lection 2004? New Media and the Campaign", in Simms and Warhurst (eds), Mortgage Nation: The Australian Federal Election 2004, API-Bentley.
Selected Conference Papers
Chen, P 2008, "Candidates' new media use in the 2007 Australian national election", Record of the Communications Policy & Research Forum 2008, Papandrea and Armstrong (eds), Network Insight Pty Ltd, November 2008.
Chen, P & Roberts, W (eds) 2004, "Proceedings of the Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004", Multimedia CDROM, 14-15 April 2004.
Chen, P & Jacobs, E 2004, "Strategic Responses to Internet Voting", paper presented at the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2004, University of Adelaide, 29 September - 1 October, 2004.
Chen, P 2004, "A Comparative Analysis of Political Email Lists", Proceedings of the Australian Electronic Governance Conference, University of Melbourne, 14-15 April, 2004.
Chen, P, Barlow, S, Chimonyo, J, Lyon, A & O'Loughlin, B 2003, "eGovernance Practice and Potential in the Local Government Sector", paper presented at the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, 51, 2003.
Chen, P 2002, "'They're not like us': The Deamalgamation of Delatite Shire", paper presented at the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 50, 2002.
Chen, P 2002, "Who's in the Joined-Up Government? Australian Elected Representatives Adaptive Responses to Network Technology", paper presented at the Knowledge, Networks and Joined-Up Government, 2002.
Chen, P 2007, "Electronic Engagement: A Guide for Public Sector Managers", Australian National University e-Press, 2007.
Chen, P, Gibson, L & Gieselhart, K 2006, "Electronic Democracy? The Impact of New Communications Technologies on Australian Democracy", Focused Audit, Democratic Audit of Australia, Australian National University, 2006.
Chen, P 2002, "Australian Elected Representatives' Use of New Media Technologies" 2002, Centre for Public Policy, University Of Melbourne, 2002.
Chen, P 2009 "NetWorking/Networking: Citizen Initiated Internet Politics", ed by T Hayhtio & J Rinne, Information, Communication and Society, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 277-278.