November 20-22, 2019
Deadline: July 15, 2019
The European elections of May 2019 take place in a scenario of particular uncertainty. The rise of populist movements of different ideologies, often linked to Eurosceptic positions, is combined with a crisis situation in the European Union. Institutional crisis, deriving fundamentally from the consequences of Brexit, the exit from the United Kingdom, scheduled for October of this year. But there is also an economic and political crisis, in a world where Europe's influence is tending to decline.
This International Conference aims to analyse the European Parliament Elections from different points of view, which could be summarised in the following topics:
- New populisms and traditional parties in the elections to the European
- Parliament. - Neoliberalism and the crisis of representative democracy
- The role of social networks in elections. Fragmentation of the electorate and polarization
- The theme of the election campaign. What do the candidates talk about and what do the media focus on? Is there a European campaign or many national campaigns?
- The impact of Brexit on the European election campaign. European perspectives from the United Kingdom and image and references about the United Kingdom in the European Union
- Comparative electoral studies between different countries
- Europeans vs. European Union. European Elections and Euroscepticism
- Diachronic studies. Evolution of the European Parliament Elections
- The European Union from outside. Follow-up of the campaign from non-EU countries
- “New” and “old” media in the election campaign
- Fake news and disinformation
- Citizen Mobilisation and Political Activism in the European Parliament Elections
- Stateless Nations and European Elections: Nationalist Movements to the EU
Regarding the abstract submission, All proposals will be sent in English, in .doc, .docx., .odt or .pdf format, through the form of the http://congreso2019.mediaflows.es website.
Proposals should include title, keywords and abstract (250-300 words).
The abstract should present the aim/objectives of the work, the methodological approach, the results, and the conclusion. Proposals should focus on the topics indicated above.
The Scientific Committee of the Congress will announce in advance which proposals have been accepted for presentation at the Congress. The five best evaluated proposals -not belonging to researchers from Spanish universities- will receive a 400€ grant to cover travel, accommodation and registration of the communicator(s).
Deadline & Dates:
• 15 July 2019 – Deadline to submit abstracts
• 31 July 2019 – Notification of accepted proposals and award of grants to the five best-rated proposals
• 31 October 2019 – Deadline for full paper submission
• 20-22 November 2019 – Conference
The registration fee is €80, covering access to all sessions, coffee break, and conference material.
For further information, please consult the Mediaflows web page.