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[ecrea] CfP CICOM 33 Political Communication in Uncertain Times: Digital Technologies, Citizen...
Fri Dec 23 00:26:14 GMT 2016
*Political Communication in Uncertain Times:**
*Digital Technologies, Citizen Participation and Open Governance**
/7th and 8th September 2017/
*Source : http://www.unav.edu/web/facultad-de-comunicacion/cicom33*
We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming
International Conference of Political Communication organised jointly by
the Research Committees for Political Communication (RC22) and
Electronic Democracy (RC10) of the International Political Science
Association (IPSA) with the CICOM 33rd, International Communication
Conference, a yearly event organized by the School of Communication of
the University of Navarra (Spain), under the title of “Political
Communication in Uncertain Times: Digital Technologies, Citizen
Participation and Open Governance”. The conference will be hosted by the
University of Navarra in the city of Pamplona, Spain.
The unexpected British exit from the European Union, the migration
crisis, the rise of Isis, conflicts in countries as Syria, the emergence
of populism and unpredicted citizens’ reactions (such us the rejection
of Colombia Peace Plan or the election of President Trump) are only some
of the events that are taking place nowadays; they all have in common
the uncertainty that brings with them and that characterize the current era.
The purpose of this conference is to consider the state of media and
communications research in a political period marked by a variety of
events that take place within an uncertain context. The conference theme
focuses on the intersection between the role of political communication
and digital technologies, both understood as potential pillars that may
enhance democracy in a communication context characterised by continuous
crises and their transnational consequences.
Papers should make a contribution to the development of theoretical or
empirical studies regarding digital political communication conducted by
diverse actors that range from governments, political parties, media
organisations, to non-governmental actors, citizens and social
movements. Scholars, researchers and professionals are encouraged to
submit paper proposals that either broadly or specifically deal with the
aforementioned issues, be it by addressing national or comparative
studies, theoretical or empirical ones.
We welcome submissions that cover one or more of the following questions:
·New challenges for journalism and communication in a digital society:
What changes have journalists and the media in general gone through? Do
digital technologies change traditional concepts of media power? Do
media and communication technologies support the formation of community?
·Media coverage and journalist behaviour during moments of political
turmoil: What role can media play at times of crisis? Which frames
appeared repeatedly while media reported about an event? Is there any
danger regarding the empowerment of certain voices while others are ignored?
·Digital technology in election campaigns: How have election campaigns
changed in styles, strategies, tools and with what impacts on voter
engagement? What factors are shaping election outcomes in the digital
age, and to what extent?
·Relationship between representatives and citizens: How do governments
and institutions deal with the opportunity and challenges introduced by
digital technologies? Do they help to promote a real conversation
between both sides? To what extent do they reduce the gap between them?
·New parties in the political scene: Are new technologies promoting the
emergence of populist parties? To what extent communication from a new
party is different to those from traditional parties? Is there any
visible pattern shared by new political actors?
·Political actors and new technologies: To what extent are new
technologies shaping political parties? Can we distinguish different
practices and uses depending on the countries? Are those different
practices somehow driven by any ideological perspective?
·Digital Technology in public diplomacy: How digital media are shaping
international political communication? How should international
political actors adapt communication to the new digital audiences? Do
digital media allow dialogue and interaction with international publics?
·New voices, a multiplicity of agents in the public sphere: Can digital
technologies transform the characteristics of the traditional public
sphere? Is it possible to have an online public sphere? Will an online
public sphere enhance democracy? Do media technologies constitute a new
·Mobilization and participation: Are digital technologies really able to
empower citizens' political participation? Do they empower specific
voices in detriment of others? To what extent social media play a
relevant role on social movements? Can we talk about social media echo
chambers in some results of recent political events?
*DEADLINES AND SUBMISSION PROCESS*
Monday 30th January 2017 Proposal submission deadline
Monday 13th March 2017 Notification of acceptance and registration
Monday 31st July 2017 Registration and full paper submission deadline
The submission of abstracts should contain the following requirements:
·Author, position and institution affiliation
·Abstracts should include aspects as core theoretical premise,
methodology and relevant information on data collection and key findings
·Four key words
·Abstracts should not exceed 350 words
Full panel submissions are welcome. We will require information on the
individual papers and also a brief explanation on the topic of the
panel. Please note that individual abstracts must be accepted and the
topic has to be related to the general theme of the conference.
Additionally, all proposed panels must have a minimum of three papers
and a maximum of five.
Abstracts should be in English and emailed to (ipsacicom /at/ unav.es)
<mailto:(ipsacicom /at/ unav.es)>. The deadline for their submission is 30th
January. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 13th March 2017.
The full paper will be sent in Pdf format and using APA quoting format
(maximum length: 8000 words)
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