18,018 Call for book chapter proposals, Contemporary Politics, Communication, and the Impact on Democracy

Call for book chapter proposals

***Contemporary Politics, Communication, and the Impact on Democracy***

This book is aimed to analyze the relationship among politics and communication in the current context of increasing polarization and their disruptive effects over democracy (Bennett & Pfetsch, 2018). From an interdisciplinary approach, the book is intended to offer an overview of the threats faced by traditional and stable democracies in a hybrid communicative scenario (Chadwick, 2013) in which disinformation (Guess, Nyhan & Reifler, 2018) reaches worrying levels.

The objective of this book is to address a relevant issue that involves a multidisciplinary approach, that is, the relationships between communication, politics, and democracy. It is aimed to offer a valuable contribution regarding the challenges and threats faced by contemporary democracies while disinformation, polarization and populism have a main role in the present hybrid communicative scenario. This is a relevant and current topic that makes the book suitable for scholars and professionals working in the areas of political communication, political sciences, journalism and media. One of the strongest features of the book is the multi-national approach to the topic.

Recommended Topics
– Political communication and democracy
– Leadership crisis and representative democracy 
– Institutions and media credibility
– Polarization, skepticism, apathy and political cynicism
– Socio-economic crisis, pandemic and democracy
– Populism: discourses and strategies
– Disinformation, hate speech and citizens’ mistrust
– Emotions, emotional communities and adversaries
– Selective exposure and ‘News Find Me’ perception
– Infotainment, fiction productions and political institutions

Dolors Palau-Sampio, University of Valencia, Spain
Guillermo López-García, University of Valencia, Spain
Laura Iannelli, University of Sassari, Italy

Submission Procedure
Researchers are invited to submit on or before *January 12, 2021* a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.
Authors will be notified by *January 26, 2021* about the status of their proposals.
Chapter guidelines will be sent in case of acceptance of proposal. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by *May 12, 2021*.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Contemporary Politics, Communication, and the Impact on Democracy. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

*Important dates
January 12, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 26, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
May 12, 2021: Full Chapter Submission

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Please visit
https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5017 for
more details regarding this publication and to submit your work.

Dolors Palau-Sampio
University of Valencia

Guillermo López-García
University of Valencia

Laura Iannelli
University of Sassari

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