Post-Socialist & Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group – CfP
Grupo de trabajo sobre Comunicación en el post-socialismo y el post-autoritarismo
The Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group looks forward to the next IAMCR Conference and invites submissions (both individual proposals and collective panels) for the 2016 conference to be held from 16 -20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. The deadline to submit abstracts is midnight GMT on 9 February 2017.
The conference will be held under the general theme “Transforming Culture, Politics & Communication: New media, new territories, new discourses”.
As suggested by general overall theme across an increasing number of regions, established social and political actors are being challenged and new movements are emerging, defined, for example, by sexual preferences, lifestyles, ethnic identities, customs, practices or interests. These new actors are more likely to see “politics” as spaces of multiple modes of participation rather than as spaces where they are represented. Contemporary politics (especially political parties) are being transformed and new social movements are emerging and growing, taking various forms, sizes, and shapes.
The working group on Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication welcomes papers and panels both related to the conference theme and beyond, including such topics as:
- What kind of new political and media actors emerged in post-socialist societies, post-authoritarian societies or in transitional societies in general?
- What are their communication strategies and what media do they prefer to use in the globalized world?
- Are there any alternative concepts going beyond the geopolitical ideas of a north/south, east/west world in post-socialist societies, post-authoritarian societies or in transitional societies in general?
- What ideas of politics and political and its interaction with the media are formulated by academics in these societies?
- Media structures and journalism cultures in transition
- Mass media, journalism and politics in transitional/conflict/post-conflict societies
Contributions may include empirical research from a wide variety of terrains, or methodological and theoretical papers from a large scope of epistemological perspectives. The Working Group welcomes also contributions that cover other transitional societies than post-socialist or post-authoritarian societies. A joint session with another Section or Working Group might be organized in case of a relevant proposal of abstracts or panel.
Individual papers and panels are possible, but all proposals must be submitted online through IAMCR Open Conference System (OCS) at http://iamcr-ocs.org from 1 December 2016– 9 February 2017. Early submission is strongly encouraged. There are to be no email submissions of abstracts addressed to any Section or Working Group Head.
Abstracts should be 300-500 words in length including the research objectives, theoretical framework and methodology and they will be peer-reviewed. Submitted abstracts will generally be evaluated on the basis of: 1) theoretical contribution, 2) methods, 3) quality of writing, 4) literature review, 5) relevance of the submission to the work of the section or working group, and 6) originality and/or significance of the work.
It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person for consideration by the Conference. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant either individually or as part of any group of authors. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to other Sections or Working Groups of the Association for consideration, after an initial submission. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be automatically rejected by the Open Conference System, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Program Reviewer. Such applicants risk being removed entirely from the conference program.
Upon submission of an abstract, you will be asked to confirm that your submission is original and that it has not been previously published in the form presented. You will also be given an opportunity to declare if your submission is currently before another conference for consideration.
Presenters are expected to bring fully developed work to the conference. For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted by 26 June 2017.
This Working Group accepts abstract submissions and presentations in English only.
Guidelines for Abstracts
Unless otherwise stated by a Section or Working Group, abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length.
It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same author either individually or as part of any group of authors. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to more than one Section or Working Group. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be rejected by the OCS system, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Programme Reviewer. Authors submitting them risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.
For further information, please consult the conference website or contact the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post-Socialist & Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group