The goal of the project’s working paper series is to support graduate students and junior faculty researching trends in the politics, economics, and culture of technology diffusion. The project offers various kinds of support to travel for interviews, stipends for developing conference papers or rough drafts into more polished papers, collaboration with professional copy editors and designers to develop presentations, and contact with other scholars working in this domain. This working paper series supports junior scholars by providing stipends, modest travel allowances, and mentorship to translate innovative research into accessible manuscripts for circulation to journalists, policymakers, and scholars. Papers receive substantive feedback from at least three internationally prominent senior scholars or practitioners with expertise in the relevant field (See list of external reviewers).
- #2009.1 Howard, Philip N., and Daniel Kreiss. 2009. Political Parties & Voter Privacy: Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and United States in Comparative Perspective. World Information Access Project Working Paper #2009.1. Seattle: University of Washington. Paper #2009.1.
- #2009.2 Kitsing, Meelis, and Philip N. Howard. 2009. Turning Dirt Roads into Information Highways: The Conceptual Misformation of Internet Diffusion. World Information Access Project Working Paper #2009.2. Seattle: University of Washington. Paper #2009.2
- #2010.1 Hosman, Laura and Philip N. Howard. 2010. Information Policy and Technology Diffusion: Lessons from Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. World Information Access Project Working Paper #2010.1. Seattle: University of Washington. Paper #2010.1.