Google Policy Fellowship Research Agenda Outline

The research proposals, and the fellowship itself, are to be anchored in the reality of the growing threat to civil liberties in cyberspace, with the consequent curbs on free expression that arise. The aim of the research is to chart out a comprehensive map of the legal and policy frameworks relating to free expression within the Greater China region with a specific focus on the societal and/or behavioral impact of relevant laws and policies from a social scientific perspective.

The research would involve the effects of public policies in Greater China on Internet users' perceptions, attitudes, and/or behaviors related to issues such as freedom of expression, civic engagement, intellectual property, and personal privacy.