Publications

Book Chapters

Virkar, S., ‘Designing and Implementing E-Government Projects in India: Actors, Behaviours, Influences, and Fields of Play’ in Inderjeet Singh Sodhi (ed.) Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in Asian E-Governance (pp.272-299), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global Inc., 2015.

Virkar, S., ‘Ecologies of Information and Communication Technology Platform Design for e-Government Service Provision: Actors, Influences, and Fields of Play’ in Ayse Kok and Hyunkyung Lee (eds.) Cultural, Behavioral, and Social Considerations in Electronic Collaboration (pp.37-68), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global Inc., 2015.

Virkar, S., ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces: Terrorist Use of the Internet and the Challenges of Governing Cyberspace’ in Eugenie de Silva (ed.) National Security and Counterintelligence in the Era of Cyber Espionage (pp.1-26), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global Inc., 2015.

Virkar, S., ‘The Politics of Access to Information: Exploring the Development of Software Platforms and Communications Hardware in the Digital Age’ in Noor Zaman, Mohamed E. Seliaman, Mohd. F. Hassan, and Fausto P.G. Marquez (eds.) Handbook of Research on Trends and Future Directions in Big Data and Web Intelligence (pp.234-266), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global Inc., 2015.

Virkar, S., ‘Consulting the British Public in the Digital Age: Technological Innovation and Internet Addiction in the Web 2.0 Era‘ in Jonathan Bishop (ed.) Psychological and Social Implications Surrounding Internet and Gaming Addiction (pp. 205-231), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global Inc., 2015.

Virkar, S., ‘The Games People Play: Exploring Technology Addiction Within the Context of the Gamification of ICT Project Design for Public Sector Administration Reform‘ in Jonathan Bishop (ed.) Psychological and Social Implications Surrounding Internet and Gaming Addiction (pp.269-298), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global Inc., 2015.

Virkar, S., ‘Predicting Global Financial Meltdown and Systemic Banking Failure: An Assessment of Early Warning Systems (EWSs) and Their Current Relevance’ in Qaiser Munir (ed.) Handbook of Research on Financial and Banking Crisis Prediction through Early Warning Systems (pp.46-79), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global, Inc., 2015.

Virkar, S., ‘Territorialising Governance and The State: Innovations in Information and Communication Technology Platforms for Public Administration’ in Joyce Maphanyane, Modupe Akinola, and Read Mapeo (eds.) Handbook of Research on Geospatial Science and Technologies, Hershey P.A.: IGI Global Inc., (forthcoming), 2015.

Virkar, S., ‘The Globalisation of the Media – Towards New Opportunities for Artistic Practice and Cultural Heterogeneity’ in Bryan Christiansen and Joyce Koeman (eds.) Nationalism, Cultural Indoctrination, and Economic Prosperity in the Digital Age (pp. 66-81), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global Inc., 2015.

Virkar, S., ‘Globalisation, Investment, and Global Economic Growth: Examining the Causes of Recent Banking Crises’ in Ramesh Chandra Das (ed.) Globalization, Investment, and Growth-Implications of Confidence and Governance (pp.303-331), Hershey P.A.: IGI Global Inc., 2015 .

Virkar, S., ‘Designing and Implementing e-Government Projects for Democracy and Social Change in India: Actors, Behaviours, Influences, and Fields of Play’ in Vikas Kumar and Jakob Svensson (eds.) Promoting Social Change and Democracy Through Information Technology (pp.193-224), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global Inc., 2015.

Virkar, S., ‘Innovations in Information and Communication Technology Platforms for Public Administration: Consulting the British Public in the Digital Age’, in Saqib Saeed, Imran S. Bajwa, and Zaigham Mahmood (eds.) Human Factors in Software Development and Design (pp.23-43), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global Inc., 2014.

Virkar, S., ‘Globalisation, the Internet, and the Nation-State: A Critical Analysis’ in John P. Sahlin (ed.) Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society, Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global Inc., (forthcoming) 2014.

Virkar, S., ‘Can Codes of Conduct Work? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Privatised Corporate Governance’ in Theodora Issa and Ruth Wolf (eds.) International Business Ethics and Growth Opportunities, Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global Inc.,(forthcoming) 2014.

Virkar, S.,The Globalisation of the Media: Towards Cultural Homogeneity?’ in Juan Miguel Alcántara-Pilar, Salvador del Barrio-García, Esmeralda Crespo-Almedros, and Lucia Porcu (eds.) Analyzing the Culturally Diverse Consumer in the Global Marketplace (pp.20-35), IGI Global Inc., 2015.

Virkar, S., ‘The Impact of the Internet on Global Networks: A Perspective’ in Saqib Saeed (ed.) User-Centric Technology Design for Non-Profit and Civic Engagements (pp. 25-41), London: Springer Inc., 2014.

Virkar, S., ‘Information and Communication Technology Platform Design for e-Government Service Provision: Actors, Influences, and Fields of Play’ in Ćemal Dolićanin, Ejub Kajan, Dragan Randjelović, and Boban Stojanović (eds.) Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centred E-Government Services, Hershey, P.A: IGI Global, 2014.

Virkar, S., ‘e-Consultation Initiatives Shaping Governance and Policy Decisions: Re-engaging the Public in the Digital Age’, in Peter Sonntagbauer, Kawa Nazemi, Susanne Sonntagbauer, Giorgio Prister, and Dirk Burkhardt (eds.), Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling: Sharing Policy Decisions in the Digital World, Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global (forthcoming) 2014.

Virkar, S., ‘Information and Communication Technology Platform Design for Public Administration Reform: The Case of the Greater Bangalore Municipal Corporation’, in Saqib Saeed (ed.) User-Centric Technology Design for Nonprofit and Civic Engagements (pp. 137-175), London: Springer Verlag, 2014.

Virkar, S., ‘The Games People Play: The Politics of Software Platform Development and ICT Project Design for Public Sector Administration Reform’ in Saqib Saeed, Imran S. Bajwa, and Zaigham Mahmood (eds.) Human Factors in Software Development and Design (pp. 67-91), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global, 2014.

Virkar, S., ‘Consulting the British Public in the Digital Age: Emerging Synergies and Tensions in the Government 2.0 Landscape‘ in Leonidas Anthopoulos and Christopher G. Reddick (eds.) Government e-Strategic Planning and Management: Practices, Planning, and Roadmaps (pp.185-203), London: Springer Verlag, 2014.

Virkar, S., ‘What’s in a Game? The Politics of Shaping Property Tax Administration in Bangalore, India‘ in Jonathan Bishop (ed.) Gamification for Human Factors Integration: Social, Educational, and Psychological Issues (pp. 31-51), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global, 2014.

Virkar, S., ‘Designing and Implementing e-Government Projects: Actors, Influences, and Fields of Play’ in Saqib Saeed and Christopher G. Reddick (eds.) Human-Centered Design for Electronic Government (pp. 88-110), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global, 2013.

Virkar, S., Information and Communication Technologies in Administrative Reform for Development: Exploring the Case of Property Tax Systems in Karnataka, India in Jacques Steyn and Stephanie Fahey (eds.), ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for Global Development: Theory, Practice, and the Digital Divide – Volume 2 (pp.127- 149), Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global, 2011.

Fry, J., Virkar, S., and R. Schroeder, ‘Search Engines and Expertise about Global Issues: Well‐defined Territory or Undomesticated Wilderness?’ in Michael Zimmer and Amanda Spink (eds.) Web Search: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Information Science and Knowledge Management Volume 14, London: Springer, 2008.

Journal Articles

Virkar, S., ‘The Impact of the Internet on Transnational Civil Society Networks: The Anonymous Movement Unmasked’, International Journal of Trolling and Online Participation, Volume 1, Issue 2 (2014), pp. 69-108.

Virkar, S., ‘The Changing Face of Electronic Aggression: The Phenomenon of Online Trolling within the Context of e-Participation in the United Kingdom‘, International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism, Volume 4, Issue 4(2014), pp. 29-46.

Virkar, S., ‘Trolls Just Want to Have Fun: Electronic Aggression Within the Context of e-Participation and Other Online Political Behaviour in the United Kingdom‘, International Journal of E-Politics (Special Issue), Volume 5, Issue 4 (2014), pp. 20-50.

Virkar, S., ‘Wired for Change? Information and Communication Technologies Shaping Public Administrative Reform for Development in Karnataka, India‘, International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence, Volume 4, Issue 1 (2014), pp. 1-23.

Virkar, S., ‘Exploring Public Sector Reform through the Use of eGovernment Applications: Synergies and Tensions in Project Design and Implementation’, Information, Communication, and Society (under review).

Virkar, S., ‘Public Administration and Information and Communication Technologies: The Case of the Bangalore Municipal Corporation’International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age, Volume 1, Issue 2 (2014), pp. 43-64.

Virkar, S., ‘Wired for Change? Information and Communication Technologies Shaping Public Administrative Reform for Development in Karnataka, India’, International Journal of ICT Research and Development in Africa (under review).

Virkar, S., ‘Re-engaging the Public in the Digital Age: Emerging Synergies and Tensions in the Government 2.0. Landscape’, British Journal of Political Science (under review).

Alvandi, R., Hakala, A., and S. Virkar, ‘Editorial Introduction: The Internet: Power and Governance in a Digitised World’, St. Antony’s International Review, Volume 3, No. 1 (2007), pp. 5-11.

Books

Bishop, J. and S. Virkar, Internet and Multimedia Studies [working title]. Swansea, UK: The Crocels Press Ltd. [forthcoming, 2015].

Encyclopaedia Contributions

Virkar, S., ‘Analysing e-Government Project Success and Failure Using the Design-Actuality Gap Model‘, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3rd Edition) (pp.86-95). Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global, 2014.

Virkar, S., ‘Ecology of Games as a Framework for Analysing E-Government Project Implementation‘, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3rd Edition) (pp.697-705). Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global, 2014.

Virkar, S., ‘Re-engaging the Public in the Digital Age: e-Consultation Initiatives in the Government 2.0 Landscape‘, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3rd Edition)(pp.427-435). Hershey, P.A.: IGI Global, 2014.

Working Papers

Schroeder, R., Caldas, A., Virkar, S., and W.H. Dutton, ‘The World Wide Web of Science: Emerging Global Sources of Expertise’ (March 1, 2006).

Fry, J., Virkar, S., and R. Schroeder, ‘Summary of Findings from Interview Series and Qualitative Validation of Webmetric Analysis’ (March 1, 2006).

Technical Reports

Virkar, S. and B. Caraco,  ‘Facing the Challenges of the Internet: Policy and Press Responses in Britain and France’, Final Report (Compte-rendu) Facing the Challenges of the Internet: Policy and Press Responses in Britain and France Conference, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Maison Française d’Oxford, 16th October 2009.

Caraco, B. and S. Virkar, ‘Faire face au défi posé par l’Internet: les réponses en terme de politique et de la part de la Presse en Grande-Bretagne et en France’, Compte-rendu (Final Report) Facing the Challenges of the Internet: Policy and Press Responses in Britain and France Conference, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Maison Française d’Oxford, 16th Octobre 2009.

Virkar, S., ‘(Dis) Connected Citizenship: Exploring Barriers to eConsultation in Europe‘, Report to the European Commission, Deliverable 2 of the Breaking Barriers to e‐Government: Overcoming Obstacles to Improving European Public Services Project, 2007.

Schroeder, R., Caldas, A., Virkar, S., and W.H. Dutton, ‘The World Wide Web of Science: Emerging Sources of Expertise‘, ESRC End of Award Report, 2006.

Schroeder, R., Dutton, W.H., Caldas, A., Fry, J. and S. Virkar, ‘Science in Society Programme: Rethinking Science and Communication – The World Wide Web of Science: Emerging Global Sources of Expertise‘, ESRC Report  2006.

Unpublished Theses and Dissertations

Virkar, S., The Politics of Implementing e-Government for Development: The Ecology of Games Shaping Property Tax Administration in Bangalore City, India, Unpublished Doctoral Thesis, University of Oxford: Oxford, 2011.

Virkar, S., Exploring the Digital Divide: Are Developing Countries Losing Out in the Digital Age, Unpublished M.A. Dissertation, University of Warwick: Coventry, 2004.

Miscellaneous Articles

Virkar, S. and B. Caraco, ‘Going Green’, The Oxford Internationalist, Issue 7, Hilary Term 2010.

Virkar, S. and S. Ramachander, ‘A Second Lease of Life, Literally’. Published in The Cherwell, Op-Ed Comment, 24th November 2006.

Quoted in Westcott, K., ‘The Power of Online Campaigning’, BBC News website, 23 January 2007.

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