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[ecrea] Media and Foreign Policy - Call for Papers extended

Sun Mar 16 09:43:55 GMT 2008

>Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC)
>Volume 5, Number 3, September 2008
>Call for papers: Media and Foreign Policy
>The role of the media in foreign policy-making remains one of the most
>neglected areas in foreign policy literature. Extensive research on
>the topic has only been conducted in the US and it has mainly emerged
>from the field of political communication. This literature suggests
>that coverage of international politics follows the frames of
>reference of either the executive branch of the government or reflects
>wider elite opinion in Washington when the elites disagree on the
>policy. However, in the absence of sufficient comparative research, it
>is unclear whether the findings and theories developed in the US have
>wider relevance internationally. Meanwhile, research conducted outside
>the US has remained rather fragmented and has, similarly to the
>research in the US, tended to focus on foreign policy crises.
>WPCC invites both national studies and comparative research across
>countries that contribute to broadening the understanding of the
>interplay between media and policy-makers in the conduct of foreign
>affairs. Particularly welcomed are original, research-based
>contributions that attempt to incorporate into the analysis the
>theoretical approaches emerging from the fields of Communication
>Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Relations or other
>relevant disciplines. Submissions may focus on, but are not limited
>to, the following issues:
>What is the relationship between media content and government policy
>line and/or elite opinion(s)?
>Do media provide accurate, impartial and pertinent information on
>matters relevant to foreign policy?
>Does media coverage influence public opinion on foreign and security
>policy issues?
>Who are the sources of information for the media?
>Who sets the agenda?
>Is there public debate on foreign policy issues?
>Who has access to foreign policy debate in the media?
>Do media circulate news and opinion at odds with the government policy?
>In which circumstances is media coverage critical of government policy?
>What influence, if any, do the media have over foreign policy?
>Applicants may submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to Issue's
>Editor Janne Halttu at (janne.halttu /at/ Deadline for the
>submission of abstracts is 28 March 2008. For accepted articles the
>deadline for submission is 10 June 2008. Further details of WPCC, as
>well as previous issues, are available at

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
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