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[ecrea] Abstract Announcement for International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) 8(1)

Wed Feb 15 20:57:07 GMT 2017

Abstract Announcement for International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) 8(1)**

The contents of the latest issue of:
International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)
Volume 8, Issue 1, January - March 2017


Mediatized Witnessing and the Ethical Imperative of Capture

Sasha A Q Scott (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)

This article explores these issues through the witnessing of public death events: those shocking, exceptional and morally significant deaths that

become ‘public' through their mediation, observing that the continuous and contiguous production and consumption of media content has given rise

to new performative rituals of local witnessing for (potentially) global audiences.

To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below. <>



Political Participation in the Form of Online Petitions: A Comparison of Formal and Informal Petitioning

Janne Berg (Åbo Akademi University, Political Science, Vasa, Finland)

This paper contributes to the field of e-participation by studying e-petitioning on both formal and informal petition bodies.

The aim is to contribute to the understanding of the features of formal and informal e-petition platforms as well as the characteristics of the e-petitions.

A formal ( and an informal e-petition platform ( in Finland were compared using quantitative content analysis.

To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below. <>



Organization Still Matters: Parties' Characteristics, Posting and Followers' Reactions on Facebook

Rosa Borge Bravo (Open University of Catalonia, Department of Law and Political Science, Barcelona, Spain),

Marc Esteve Del Valle (University of Groningen, Department of Media Studies and Journalism, Groningen, Netherlands)

Use of social media by political parties has become a part of their communication strategies. In Catalonia, where around 20% of

Internet users obtain political information through Facebook and Twitter, parties use these channels widely. This article has

examined 814 posts, 5,772 comments, 52,470 likes and 25,907 shares from the official Facebook pages of Catalan parties in order to

ascertain the relevance of the classical party characteristics (party size, level of institutionalization, centralization of decision-making,

position at the ideological cleavages) on how parties and their followers behave on Facebook.

To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below. <>



Interaction on Instagram?: Glimpses from the 2014 Swedish Elections

Uta Russmann (Department of Communication, Marketing & Sales, FHWien of WKW University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication, Vienna, Austria), Jakob Svensson (School of Arts & Communication, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden)

This paper directs attention to the use of Instagram by political parties in the Swedish national elections in 2014. It investigates how political parties made use of Instagram – a platform centered around images – when engaging in interaction with their followers on the platform.

To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.

Editor-in-Chief: Yasmin Ibrahim (Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom)

Founder: Celia Romm Livermore (Wayne State University, USA)

Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA, <>

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