Contemporary Social Science call for papers – Election Campaigns and Political Communication

November 3, 2016

Contemporary Social Science call for papers

Submissions are invited to a special issue on election campaigns and related communication. Contributions are welcome from a wide range of disciplines including communication science, sociology, political science, psychology, and advertising as well as pollsters, from around the world.

Empirically based papers (quantitative or qualitative) are preferred that explore for example, the impact on election campaigns of social media, digital technologies and the social and political changes experienced in Western and other societies over recent decades. The changes occurring  in the relationships between political parties, the media and citizens, are likely to have  far reaching consequences for democracy and governance, raising many questions for social science research. Papers may deal  inter alia with such issues as whether there are changes in the role of conventional mass media on election campaigns; how communication flows in social networks influence voting activity, or whether political parties are  evolving in response to changes in the social and digital environment.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should follow the usual instructions for electronic submission of papers to Contemporary Social Science. Authors should indicate that they wish the manuscript to be reviewed for inclusion in the themed issue. The Editors of this issue would be happy to review plans for papers in advance of their receipt. All papers will be peer reviewed.

The closing date for submitting papers is 6th March 2017.

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