Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS IN THE SPECIAL ISSUE OF E-POLITIKON “POLITICAL COMMUNICATION AT THE AGE OF POST-REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY” (WINTER 2019)

E-Politikon invites paper submissions for its special issue “Political communication at the age of post-representative democracy”. It will be published in winter (December) 2019. E-Politikon is a fully online, open-access and double blind peer-reviewed Polish journal based at the University of Warsaw in Poland (http://en.oapuw.pl/e-politikon/) that publishes papers on public policy topics that are of interest to Polish, Central and Eastern European readers.

A starting point for considerations is phenomenon of post-representative democracy. Many scholars (Keane 2013, De Blasio and Sorice 2018, Ceccarini and Diamanti 2018) argue that the crisis of representation can be interpreted as a deficit of trust on the part of citizens towards politicians and political institutions. It can be observed than voters are becoming less interested in traditional political communication, both in terms of its form and content. This results with politicians and political institutions seeking new channels, content and forms of communication with citizens to regain their trust and gain political, electoral support. For this special issue of e-Politikon editors would like to invite scholars who conduct research on processes of contemporary political communication and look at ways of re-establishing links between politicians and citizens.

In order to discuss these topics, manuscripts that focus on the linkages between forms, content and channels of political communication, media use, political participation and citizens’ involvement, as well as on a multidisciplinary and comparative approaches are very welcome.

E-Politikon on Political Communication at the age of post-representative democracy will be published exclusively in English to make its content readily available to international audiences. Authors from all regions of the world are invited to submit manuscripts.

For more information about the aims and scope of e-Politikon and instructions for Authors, please visit: http://en.oapuw.pl/for-authors/.

Please send your manuscript to: epolitikon@oapuw.pl.

Submission schedule:

Submission deadline: 1 November 2019

Notification of acceptance/ rejection: 15 November 2019

Anticipated publication date: December 2019

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