The Informationalisation of the Australian Community Sector

Rebecca French and Larry Stillman

Based on research in Australia, this article offers explanatory concepts about how welfare workers deal with contradictions between the rationalising ‘informationalisation’ of welfare system governance and the demands of people-centred welfare practice, or ‘technologies of care’. While the situation in Australia with respect to the relationship between government, funders and welfare [...]

Power, Communities, and Community Informatics: a meta-study

Arnold, M., & Stillman, L. (2013). Power, Communities, and Community Informatics: a meta-study. The Journal of Community Informatics, 12(1), (e-journal).

Be alert, but not alarmed. My name is missing from the body of the article, but not the abstract. It is an error that is being fixed. Just scroll down in the interim. joci 2013-Arnold-Stillman

Collaborative research partnerships in the community- a paper

Lang, C., L. Stillman, H. Linger, J. Dalvean, B. McNamara, J. McGrath and R. Collins (2012). “Collaborative research partnerships in the community.” Information, Communication & Society 15(7): 1081-1105.

This paper, in part, talks about the Doing IT Better project.

Working with community partners on research projects where the community members are part of the research team [...]

Academic and Ethical Challenges in Participatory Models of Community Research

Tom Denison & Larry Stillman

The purpose of this paper was to identify and explore academic and ethical challenges with Participatory Community Research (PCR) in the context where many universities and researchers are moving to embrace new e-Research infrastructure. A case study of a project focussing on developing electronic capacity in a deprived community in Africa [...]

Digital Doorway: Social-Technical Innovation for High-Needs Communities

A paper developed from a Development Informatics Conference in Cape Town in 2010.

Stillman, L., M. Herselman, M. Marais, M. Pitse Boshomane, P. Plantinga and S. Walton (2012). “Digital doorway: social-technical innovation for high-needs communities.” Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries 50(2): 1-19.

The issues around insider/outsider research, ethics, and power relations need a lot [...]