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Workshop internazionale POPULISM AND POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR

Il 13 e 14 Novembre 2017 presso l’Università di Siena si terrà un workshop internazionale dal titolo:

Populism and political behaviour

Il workshop è organizzato dal Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali, Politiche e Cognitive dell’Università di Siena in collaborazione con ITANES e vedrà la partecipazione di numerosi studiosi da tutta Europa.

A questo link è possibile scaricare il programma dell’evento con il titolo dei contributi che verranno presentati e discussi.

Call for abstracts COMUNICARE E FARE POLITICA NELLA DEMOCRAZIA POP

Convegno annuale dell’Associazione Italiana di Comunicazione Politica (AssoComPol)

Università “La Sapienza” e Università LUISS “Guido Carli”

Roma, 14-16 Dicembre 2017

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

In un mondo caratterizzato dalla crescente sovrapposizione fra politica e comunicazione, in cui le democrazie stanno sperimentando profondi cambiamenti e affrontando innovazioni impegnative, l’interesse verso la comunicazione politica è fortemente cresciuto a livello globale.

Per una conoscenza profonda e comprensiva delle dinamiche e delle complessità della politica nell’era globale sono sempre più necessarie teorie, metodologie e strumenti di analisi che considerino le sfide concettuali ed epistemologiche generate dalle innovazioni tecnologiche e, più in generale, dagli sviluppi dei sistemi mediali e dei flussi di comunicazione, e dall’ascesa della cosiddetta “pop-democrazia”. È quindi necessario acquisire una migliore comprensione non solo delle teorie sulla politica e sulla comunicazione, ma anche delle relazioni sistemiche innestate in queste prospettive teoriche e metodologiche. Incoraggiamo l’invio di contributi che considerino le idee di crisi e di democrazia pop per riflettere sulle sfide dei media e della ricerca sulla comunicazione politica. I temi possibili (ma non esclusivi) sono:

  • Le relazioni fra media e politica e le loro peculiarità nell’ambito della democrazia pop.
  • Il ruolo dei media e della cultura in relazione alla democrazia, alla fiducia politica e alla sfera pubblica.
  • L’analisi dell’influenza dei mass media e dei social media sulle rivoluzioni ideologiche e politiche in corso.
  • Le professioni mediali e del giornalismo in rapporto all’emergenza della democrazia pop.
  • L’impatto delle emergenti culture mediali, delle tecnologie e dell’economia sulla
  • struttura e i conflitti politici e geo-politici.
  • Il ruolo della politica e del Sistema dei media nella generazione delle fake news e delle narrazioni distopiche.
  • Le relazioni fra social media, distopia e post-verità.

Sebbene il tema principale del convegno sia “Comunicare e fare politica nella democrazia pop”, l’Associazione Italiana di Comunicazione Politica ha scelto di adottare una policy inclusiva e aperta. Per questo motivo riteniamo benvenuti i paper riguardanti qualunque aspetto delle relazioni fra media e politica, così come i lavori di studentesse/studenti di dottorato e giovani ricercatrici e ricercatori.

Le proposte di paper devono includere: nome, affiliazione con indirizzo, e indirizzo email del/dei proponente/i, un titolo e un abstract che non superi le 250 parole. Termine per l’invio delle proposte: 31 Agosto 2017 a convegno@compol.it. Notificazione di accettazione: 15 Ottobre 2017.
I paper completi dovranno essere inviati entro il 30 Novembre 2017 a convegno@compol.it.

Informazioni utili su come scrivere un paper per i convegni di AssoComPol: please read here.

ENGLISH VERSION:

COMMUNICATION AND POLITICS IN THE POP-DEMOCRACY

Conference of the Italian Association of Political Communication (AssoComPol)

Sapienza University and LUISS University

Rome 14-16 December 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

In a world characterised by the growing conflation of politics and communication, where democracies are experimenting deep changes and facing challenging innovations, the interest towards political communication is globally growing. The implication on the paradigms and the scientific research agenda, as well as on the various disciplines, have been far-reaching. Always more, a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the dynamics and complexities of politics in the global age requires theories, methodologies, and tools of analysis which consider the epistemological and conceptual challenges generated by technological innovations and, more generally, by the developments of media systems and communication flows and by the rising of the so-called “pop-democracy”. Therefore, it is necessary to gain a better grasp not only of the theories on politics and communication, but also of the rooted systemic relationships on such theoretical and methodological perspectives.

We would encourage contributors to use the idea of crisis and pop democracy to reflect on challenges facing media and political communication research. These include (but are not limited to):

  • The relationships between media and politics and their peculiarities in the frame of the pop-democracy.
  • The relationships between media and politics and their peculiarities 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.

While the main theme of this conference is “Communication and politics in the pop-democracy”, the Italian Association for Political Communication operates an open and inclusive policy, and papers dealing with any aspect of media and politics are welcomed, as are papers from PhD students and early career researchers.

Proposals for papers should include the following: author’s/authors’ name, institutional affiliation and address, and email address, together with a paper title and abstract of not more than 250 words.

Proposals should be sent by 31 August 2017 to convegno@compol.it. Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 October 2017. Full papers must be sent by 30 November 2017 to convegno@compol.it.

How to write an abstract for AssoComPol Conferences: please read here.

NOTE ON DATA RELEASE AND SHARING PREREGISTERED DESIGNS

Data from the Itanes referendum surveys have been presented at the Workshop on the 2016 Constitutional Referendum held at the Università degli Studi La Sapienza, Roma on February 9th, 2017.

Scholars who have preregistered a research design by 11.59 p.m. of February 8th, 2017 and would like to enter the competition can request the data from ITANES President Paolo Bellucci <paolo.bellucci@unisi.it>.

Entrants must designate the IPSR Editors, Fabio Franchino <fabio.franchino@unimi.it> and Amie Kreppel  <kreppel@ufl.edu>, as having access to view the contents of all the preregistred materials. Access is only for the purposes of administering the competition (section 4 points 1 and 2 of the competition rules presented here).

You can choose one of the following three procedures:

1) Public project procedure: set the preregistered project as public and share the link https://osf.io/…/ with the IPSR editors.

2) View-only-link procedure: access your preregistered research form by logging in the OSF website, select -> ‘my projects’ in the upper black bar -> ‘all my registrations’ in the left columns -> the title of your preregistered project. Once accessed your preregistered project (please make sure that the line ‘Registration Form: Prereg Challenge’ appears under the field ‘Contributors’), create a view-only link. To do this, select ‘Contributors’ in the upper grey bar and create the link. Once created the view only link, copy and paste the view only link into the navigation bar and select the field ‘Registration Form: Prereg Challenge’, which will give you a URL with the “?view_only=…” tag at the end of it (in the navigation bar). Share this URL with the IPSR editors.

3) Contributor procedure: add at least one IPSR editor as contributor to the project. Access your project following the instructions above, select ‘Contributors’, select ‘add’, type Franchino and/or Kreppel in the search, select the contributor and add. The editor(s) will received a notification email from the OSF.

Here you can find full competition rules published in November 2016

Anticipazione deadline 2016 Italian Constitutional Referendum Research Preacceptance Competition

La scadenza per la registrazione del disegno della ricerca per la 2016 Italian Constitutional Referendum Research Preacceptance Competition è stata anticipata all’8 Febbraio 2017.

Deadline for registration to the 2016 Italian Constitutional Referendum Research Preacceptance Competition is now 8 February 2017.

2016 Italian Constitutional Referendum Research Preacceptance Competition

On December 4, 2016, a referendum will be held in Italy on the most important reform of the Constitution since 1947. For this occasion, the Italian National Election Studies Association (ITANES) the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP), and the Italian Political Science Review (IPSR) have launched the 2016 Italian Constitutional Referendum Research Preacceptance Competition. The objective of the competition is to promote preregistration of research designs prior to conducting a study.

Participants are invited to

  1. Preregister a research design with the Open Science Framework of the Center for Open Science (COS) for a study of the 2016 constitutional referendum using ITANES data beforethe data are publicly released (we recommend participation at the COS Preregistration Challenge).
  2. Submit an article including this design to IPSR, which will consider your submission before data are available.

Participants will have the opportunity to win a € 250 SISP award for publishing their article in IPSR. Three awards are available.

IPSR is an eligible journal for the COS Preregistration Challenge. If participants have preregistered their research design with the COS Preregistration Challenge, they may also be eligible for a $1,000 award, subject to COS rules and procedures.

Participants who do not participate in the COS Preregistration Challenge are still eligible for the SISP Award as long as they have preregistered their research design with the Open Science Framework and fully complied with the Rules.

To take part in the competition, scholars must design papers using data from the 2016 ITANES referendum questionnaire which is available here, before data are publicly released.

The steps are:

  1. Preregister your design in the Open Science Framework or take part in the COS Preregistration Challenge before ITANES data are publicly released (expected release date: February 8, 2017) (preregistration is time stamped and research designs can be embargoed).
  2. Submit an article to IPSR referring to the “2016 Italian Constitutional Referendum Research Preacceptance Competition” in the cover letter. The article can be submitted before the data are available but it must include a link to a research design that was preregistered before the data were publicly released. The article will be subject to the standard reviewing process of IPSR. If the review is successful, articles that have been submitted before data release are accepted “in principle”.
  3. [If the article is accepted in principle] Submit a new version of your study with results from the preregistered design and any additional analyses agreed with IPSR.
  4. [If published] Collect your SISP and, if applicable, COS awards

Participants must be university faculty or graduate students in any discipline. The effective deadline for preregistering the research design is the actual release date of ITANES data. Members of ITANES are eligible but they must register the research design before the surveys are conducted.

Preregistered designs and the corresponding articles must identify the items from the ITANES questionnaires that will be used. They must explain exactly how they will be coded and analyzed to test the proposed hypotheses. A preregistration template is available here. The inclusion of ITANES data that has not been released at the time of registration is a necessary condition for participating in the competition, but other data sources can be used in the analysis. Participants must list these other data sources in their preregistered designs.

Scholars will receive the SISP Award at the SISP Annual Conference.

Key Deadlines

For Preregistration: By 11.59 p.m. of the day prior to the public release of ITANES data (the expected date is: February 8, 2017)

For Preregistration (ITANES members only): By 11.59 p.m. of the day prior to the beginning of ITANES surveys.

For the Award: Acceptance of the Article by the IPSR by 11:59 pm CET on December 31, 2018.

A complete list of rules governing the 2016 Italian Constitutional Referendum Research Preacceptance Competition are available here.