The annual conference of the Italian Association of Political Communication is calling for paper proposals. The conference is to take place in Rome, Italy, between the 14th and 16th of December 2017.
The conference is entitled “Communication and politics in the ‘pop-democracy'”. The organisers have provided the following, non-exhaustive list of topic suggestions:
- The relationships between media and politics in the frame of the pop-democracy
- The roles of media and culture in relation to democracy, political trust and the public sphere
- Mass media and social media influences upon ongoing ideological and political revolutions
- The work of media and journalism in relation to the rising of the pop-democracy
- The impacts of emergent media cultures, technologies and economies on political/geopolitical structures and conflicts
- The role of politics and of the media system in generating fake news and dystopic story-tellings
- The relationships between social media, dystopia and post-truth
Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted by the end of August, and acceptees will be notified by October 15th.
The full call for papers is available on the Association’s website.