European Communication Research
and Education Association
Deadline for submissions of abstracts (maximum 500 words): May 1, 2019
Deadline for submission of full papers (3,500 to 6,500 words): August 1, 2019
Edited by: Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (University of the Witwatersrand) and Pier Paolo Frassinelli (University of Johannesburg)
Contact emails: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
As we approach the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 2019, the editors of this special issue of New Global Studies are seeking scholarly articles, narrative nonfiction essays, creative writing and reportage about the current proliferation, rescaling, reinforcement, militarisation and securitisation of territorial and other types of borders – linguistic, religious, ethnic, class, racial, cultural, digital, etc.
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 symbolically inaugurated the period of post-Cold War globalization. Neoliberal ideologies of “free trade,” privatization, individual agency and market primacy, championed by international financial institutions such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, became dominant in most of the world. The explosion of the World Wide Web (which also turns 30 in 2019), increasingly rapid information and communication technologies, the omnipresence of (social) media, the ratification of English as the language of globalization and the new consciousness around global climate change led many observers to believe that (national) borders had become passé.
Cosmopolitanism, post-nationalism, mobility, connectivity, networks, space-time compression, multilateral trade agreements, homogenization and deterritorialization are some of the most influential concepts associated with globalization. Paradoxically, however, borders of all types are proliferating. Income inequality has created harder borders between the haves and the have-nots (gated residential communities, privatized services for the middle classes and the erosion of public resources for the low-income); (social) media siloes divide audiences and users into different information zones ripe for political and corporate manipulation; digital divides separate the rural from the urban and the rich from the poor. Neoliberal global capitalism has yielded all of these borders and more.
In tandem, the anti-globalization backlash also represents a solidification of national, linguistic, class, ethnic, racial, cultural, and spatio-temporal borders – Brexit, Trump’s border wall, the reinforcement of the concrete wall that the state of Israel has built along and inside the West Bank, the growing power of right-wing authoritarian leaders in several nations and the resurgence of xenophobia, racism, nationalism, isolationism, populism, protectionism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and religious chauvinism are all symptoms and consequences of this backlash.
Topics and questions addressed by contributors may include but are not restricted to the following:
Creative writing, narrative nonfiction essays, experimental writings, scholarly articles from a variety of disciplines, interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary perspectives and geographical vantage points are welcomed. Reviews, poetry, event reports, and interviews pertinent to the special issue are also of interest. Please contact the issue editors to enquire about possibilities here or if you have any questions regarding the suitability of possible topics and material for inclusion.
Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words and a brief biographical note to the issue editors, Pier Paolo Frassinelli (email@example.com) and Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1 May, 2019. Please indicate the expected length of your submission. We hope to include the maximum number of works by keeping work published on the shorter side where possible.
Notification of acceptance will be no later than the end of May 2019. If accepted, full works (3,500 to 6,500 words) will be due by 1 August, 2019.
Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP)
Deadline: March 22, 2019
Job/Fellowship Reference: UCP-CECC/EDITAL/0017/2019
Main research field: Communication sciences
Dr Isabel Maria de Oliveira Capeloa Gil, Rector of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, hereby announces that the Rector’s Office is currently recruiting for the position of Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences, for a period of 30 working days, in the subject area of Communication Studies (specialization: Strategic Communication). The present vacancy is opened within the framework of the Agreement-Programme of Institutional Support Selection Procedure (articles 17, 19, and 28 of the Scientific Employment Regulation) signed between the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. ( FCT,IP) and the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).
In accordance with the provisions of the Statutes of Academic Careers of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and the Regulations for the Recruitment of Assistant Professors of the Faculty of Human Sciences, approved by Rectorial Dispatch no. NR/R/0070/2017, of 30 January, the following procedures shall be followed:
1. The application requirements are outlined in the Regulations for the Recruitment of Assistant Professors of the Faculty of Human Sciences and the Statutes of Academic Careers of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, notably in Paragraph 1 of Article 12 and Articles 22 and 23.
2. Applications for the position must be addressed to the Rector, and must include the documentation detailed in Article 9 of the Regulations for the Recruitment of Assistant Professors of the Faculty of Human Sciences.
3. At the end of the term established by this public notice, the Rector shall issue a preliminary dispatch listing candidates and whether they have been admitted or not admitted for consideration. The latter will occur in cases where the admission criteria have not been met. Candidates who have not been admitted for consideration may appeal this decision within a period of ten working days, with a final decision being reached within 30 working days.
4. Candidates admitted for consideration must submit, within a period of 30 days from the publication of the preliminary dispatch of admission, the following documentation:
5. Applicant selection criteria are detailed in the Regulations for the Recruitment of Assistant, Associate and Full Professors at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in force at the Faculty of Human Sciences.
6. The ranking criteria, by absolute and relative merit (in descending order) of candidates, are as follows:
7. Particular value will be placed on applications whose curriculum vitae evinces continued activity in the areas of research, teaching, academic administration and service to the community in the field of Strategic Communication.
8. For the purposes of candidate ranking, each member of the panel of judges shall separately rank candidates on relative merit and shall subsequently vote for first place, for second place and so forth, until all candidates admitted on absolute merit have been ranked. Once all ranking criteria have been applied, the panel shall draft a single candidate ranking list.
9. Candidates admitted to written hearing shall be notified of the provisional ranking list, and its corresponding justification, including the reasons for the non-inclusion of candidates not admitted on absolute merit, for a period of ten days, after which the ranking list shall be adopted by the panel of judges within a maximum period of 30 days.
10. The panel’s final decision, to be handed down within a maximum period of 150 days from the date of publication of the panel appointment dispatch, is recorded in minutes which must include a list of individual voting decisions and corresponding justification, with no abstentions allowed.
11. The final decision, together with the corresponding minutes, shall be sent for approval to the Rector within a period of eight days. The Rector shall issue a dispatch of approval of the ranking list, which shall subsequently be published.
12. The panel of judges is composed of:
Universidade Católica Portuguesa is the controller responsible for the processing of Personal Data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 – General Regulation on Data Protection.
The personal data processed in the scope of this tender procedure is processed within the framework of said tender procedure only, and will be processed by Universidade Católica Portuguesa with the purpose of verifying the fulfillment, by the candidates, of the assumptions established in the applicable legislation for their contracting. Opposition to the processing of data by the candidates will make it impossible to accept the application and, therefore, to analyze and evaluate it. The personal data of the Data Subject, if it be indispensable for the fulfillment of the obligations of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, may be conveyed to third parties, namely to the Financing Entities identified in this announcement. The data retention period shall correspond to the legally defined period of five years.
The Data Subject is entitled to oppose to the collection and processing of data, has the right to verification, the right to rectification, the right to deletion, and the right to restriction of processing of the data collected. However, the exercise of such rights may be excluded when the personal data is used to protect public interest, namely in the detection and prevention of crimes or when subject to professional rules of confidentiality. The Data Subject has the right of access and portability of the data. Rights of Personal Data Subjects: https://www.ucp.pt/rights-data-subjects.
For purposes of exercising the respective rights, contact the University through the e-mail address email@example.com or by using the address found at the end of this announcement, through the means set out in "Contacts for clarification". The Data Subject is always entitled to contact and file a complaint with the Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados (Portuguese Supervisory Authority for Personal Data). Non-Discrimination and Equal Access Policy The Universidade Católica Portuguesa actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of any duties based on their ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, family and economic conditions, instruction, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and union membership.
This tender is exclusively destined to fill this specific vacancy and can be terminated at any time until approval of final candidate list, expiring with the respective occupation of said vacancy. This invitation to tender and the contract concluded as a result of it will only take effect if FCT's financing conditions are fulfilled. The interruption or suspension of the funding can determine the termination of the contract. This tender procedure can be canceled when it is vacant; when any case of force majeure occurs; when reasons of a budgetary nature, occurring after the opening of the competition, determine it. The selected candidate will be hired by Universidade Católica Portuguesa as an auxiliary professor under a contract following the determinations stipulated in the Estatuto de Carreira de Docente da UCP [Statute of the University Teaching Career of Universidade Católica Portuguesa]. Contacts for application: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacant posts: 1
Type of contract: Other
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Lisboa
Job company/institute: Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Application deadline: March 22, 2019
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)
Edited by: Slavko Splichal
The successful Brexit referendum campaign; Donald Trump’s election; and the rise of right-wing nationalist-populist political parties and movements – all of these events have incited renewed interest in public communication and the internetised media, deliberative democracy and public spheres, challenged by an informational abundance that generates a communicative liquefaction of publicness and politics.
This book celebrates the 25th anniversary of the journal Javnost – The Public, bringing together internationally renowned scholars from 20 countries to discuss topical issues in contemporary media and communication research. It focuses on challenging issues of the changing nature of publicness and the public sphere in the internet age, issues of democracy and the crisis of public communication and the tasks of media and communication research as a social practice. It critically reflects on the democratisation crisis and the demise of popular and scholarly optimism, which the emerging internet inspired in early 1990s, when Javnost – The Public was founded.
Nottingham Trent University
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Job reference: 06122
Salary : Grade H/I (£33,199 - £48,677 p.a.)
Section : School of Arts & Humanities
Post Ref : M1409
Are you an academic or media professional looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring. NTU is a prize winning, top twenty University. Thanks to our £421million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students. We achieved TEF Gold Standard for the quality of our teaching and in 2018 NTU was proud to be named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Our research facilities allow us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims.
The School of Arts and Humanities delivers inspiring and supportive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching; provides doctoral supervision; collaborates and engages with local, national and international industries, professions and communities; and undertakes high quality research. Academics in the School work in partnership with colleagues nationally, as well as in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. This has the benefit of creating a varied and dynamic community that enhances research and the student experience more generally. The School hosts a range of innovative Research Centres and Projects, offering opportunities for collaborative work in many areas.
We are looking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic Lecturer/Senior Lecturer with the specialist knowledge to teach and research across the media production modules in our undergraduate and postgraduate taught portfolio of courses. With a professional background in media production, you will also have relevant teaching experience at HE level, well-developed knowledge of a range of different media areas and an awareness of trends and market expectations across the media landscape. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the design and delivery of an evolving curriculum that equips our graduates for work and further study. You will be keen to develop your own skills and knowledge through practice and/or research, and by maintaining and building links with media producers to ensure that the curriculum remains informed by the latest developments in technology and practice. Applicants with a specialism in community media, participatory media, multi-platform delivery, or television production, will be particularly welcome.
You will possess the experience and skills required to act as Course Leader and take responsibility for the management, planning, design and development of undergraduate course provision. Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification, which highlight the specialist knowledge and experience we are seeking.
Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.
Closing date – 31st March 2019
Interview date – 8th May 2019
If you have any specific queries in relation to this position please contact Dr Mark Dunford, Head of Department of Journalism and Media (email@example.com), or Dr Steve Jones, Principal Lecturer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Film and Media Studies Program at Tufts University seeks a full-time lecturer or one or more part-time lecturers for the 2019-2020 academic year to teach courses at the undergraduate level in Television History, Media Theory, and Contemporary Television. This limited appointment is to cover the teaching, advising, and service duties of a full-time aculty member who will be on a year-long sabbatical. We anticipate needing coverage for at least four courses and perhaps more.
A Ph.D. in Film and Television or a humanities-based field with a television emphasis is preferred; ABDs in these fields are also invited to apply. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level in Television
Studies or a related field is required.
Apply with cover letter, CV, sample syllabi, a writing sample of relevant research, and three confidential letters of reference submitted directly by their authors. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio athttp://apply.interfolio.com/60479.
Review of applications begins March 22 and continues until the position is filled.
Questions about the position may be directed to the Film and Media Studies Program, Tufts University:email@example.com .
Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.
Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.
July 15-24, 2019
Deadline: May 1, 2019
Inspired by the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School (SuSo), the Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School (ECDSS) has been successfully organized for 5 years, taking place in Beijing (China), Lugano (Switzerland), and Brussels (Belgium). The China Media Observatory (CMO) of Università dellaSvizzera Italiana (USI) in cooperation with School of Journalism and Communication of Peking University (PKU), will hold the 6th Summer School at PKU in 15-24 July 2019.
The 2019 programme will have a new format and emphasis that focus more on “scientific training” – the provision of theoretical and methodological guidance for PhD students, postdocs and graduate students who are eager to engage in research at the early stage of their academic career. It aims to bring together scholars from different cultures to shed light on contemporary issues in (and not limited to) media, communication, political economy and cultural studies. As the fast-changing world is reshaped by the digitalization of the media sphere, scholars in Europe and China are facing the same challenges posed by the new information world that is full of misinformation, radical emotions, fragmented knowledge and deep uncertainties. The Summer School wishes to provide a platform linking scholars from the two great civilizations in order to foster the generation of new ideas or solutions for a better global communication exchange under the framework of Europe-China Dialogue.
Specifically, the Summer School aims to provide the student-participants with the opportunity to present their research projects and receive in-depth feedback on them, to listen to inspiring keynote speeches and practical guides on research by renowned scholars and experts from Europe and China, and to learn from experienced researchers when producing a team project proposal. To the students, the Summer School represents a highly supportive international setting where they can present their current and future projects, exchange ideas with international experts, and establish connections with academics and fellow students from around the world.
The main learning format of the summer school includes:
1. Student Panels: Participant-students will present their research projects and receive structured and multi-voiced feedback on their work from Summer School lecturers and students. They will enable students to identify problems in their own research, improve the quality of their academic work, and stimulate further research interest. In the beginning of the Summer School, each participant-student will be guided to draft a poster on their research project, which will then be used during their presentations in the student panels.
2. Keynotes: Special seminars (90 mins) by leading scholars in different fields of media and communication studies, and consulting experts for projects that engage European and Chinese stakeholders. The keynote speeches are meant to demonstrate the state-of-the-art scholarship on how research can be done in a given area.
3. Workshops on Research Practice: workshops (30-60 mins) with invited speakers. These workshops are designed to provide hands-on examples or guidance in real research settings. Topics will include: how to write an abstract; how to define research questions from the literature review; quantitative research methods v.s. qualitative research methods in social science research; oral presentation skills; academic writing; key steps of publishing academic paper, etc.
4. Student Group Projects: students will be grouped into different teams based on their research area and methodological background. Professors will be assigned to the different student team with the best fit in terms of topic and methods. Both in-class and off-class group work will not only help the students to understand how to collaborate in an academic environment, but also give them more opportunities to engage with professors. One task will be assigned to the team in the beginning of the programme, and the results of the team work will be presented at the end of Summer School.
5. Media Dialogues: Dialogues with media experts from media organizations will be arranged during the Summer School. The Dialogue will be held on the site of the media organization itself, whenever possible. This will allow the participant-students to personally observe the media work in practice.
Confirmed Teaching Faculty is composed by:
The Summer School will enrol 30 participants. It is open to students from China, Europe and other parts of the world. 3 ECTs will be granted to those students who complete the whole program.
All participants are required to send an abstract (up to 500 words) of their research projects before 01/05/2019 to email@example.com.
The confirmation of acceptance will be sent by 15/05/2019, and the full-draft of research project should be sent before 30/06/2019.
Admission fee and payment:
The admission fee of the summer school is 400 CHF (without accommodation), which includes the participation of the whole program, media visit(s) and the farewell dinner. If student needs the accommodation during their stay near the campus, you should inform the organizers before 01/05/2019 (the price will be about 40CHF/night, in a shared double-room).
The Summer School Scientific Committee will recommend the best students to the Swiss-Excellence Scholarship 2019-2020.
More information can be found at: http://www.euchinamediadialoguesummerschool.usi.ch/home
China Media Observatory at USI: http://www.chinamediaobs.org/
School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University: http://sjc.pku.edu.cn/English.aspx
Pre-conference event IAMCR Madrid July 6th 2019
July 6, 2019
This pre-conference is concerned with the possibilities for doing advanced global-level, research on women and media. We aim to bring together scholars interested in large comparative studies of gender and media such as the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), the IWMF newsroom study, the EIGE study on media organizations. Advanced analysis of already existing data will be presented in the first section, then participants will be able share ideas on how to advance comparative research. There will also be time to learn how to do use of an open access dataset that will be launched at the pre-conference.
A special focus will be given to the GMMP that since 1995 has mapped the status of women in the world news media in more than 100 countries and served as a reference point for data on gender equality indicators in news content. The event will open discussion on innovations for the 2020 GMMP edition, and strategies for attracting interest for participation in countries that are not yet part of the study. The event will investigate possibilities to find viable, sustainable models for funding, organizing and curating this kind of data and securing the continuity of the GMMP and the new dataset. It will be a space to gather information on the ways in which the GMMP methodology, instruments, process and outcomes have been useful, as well as to discuss new dimensions and indicators for the 2020 edition.
The topic of the pre-conference is especially important in view of the upcoming 25-year assessment of progress made in the implementation of the 1995 UN Beijing Platform for Action (BpFA), in which “women and the media” is included as a critical action area (Section J). BpfA is central for gender and media scholars and policy makers, and is the foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Organisers and sponsors:
Preliminary programme July 6th 2019 at Aula 006 Facultad Ciencias Información
The Swedish research team of GEM from University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism, Media & Communication (JMG):
Corinna Lauerer, data manager of the Worlds of Journalism Study.
About Comparing Gender and Media Equality across the Globe (GEM):
GEM is a cross-national study of the qualities, causes and consequences of gender equality in and through the news media. The project aims at taking systematic, comparative research on gender equality in and through the news media to the next level by bringing together, complementing, and re-analysing existing data on media/gender equality. It combines the data sets on gender equality with existing sources of empirical data on the essential structural and cultural factors in society and in the media system, which can explain the differences in media/gender equality between countries.
Participation and registration
GMMP-coordinators and participants who are involved in large comparative studies of gender and media are especially welcome, but the pre-conference is open for all. Please send your name, affiliation, and if you are involved in any transnational project to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No fee is required. Maximum 40 participants.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research - IAMCR - is the preeminent worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research.
September 16-17, 2019
Deadline: May 10, 2019
The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University (United Kingdom) will host the fifth conference of the International Journal of Press/Politics, focused on academic research on the relation between media and political processes around the world. Professor Stuart Soroka from the University of Michigan will deliver a keynote lecture.
A selection of the best full papers presented at the conference will be published in the journal after peer review. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 10, 2019. Attendees will be notified of acceptance by June 7, 2019. Full papers based on accepted abstracts will be due September 2, 2019.
The conference brings together scholars conducting internationally-oriented or comparative research on the intersection between news media and politics around the world. It aims to provide a forum for academics from a wide range of disciplines, countries, and methodological approaches to advance research in this area.
Examples of relevant topics include the political implications of current changes in media systems, including the increasing role of digital platforms; the importance of digital media for engaging with news and politics; analysis of the factors affecting the quality of political information and public discourse; studies of the role of entertainment and popular culture in how people engage with current affairs; studies of relations between political actors and journalists; analyses of the role of visuals and emotion in the production and processing of public information; and research on political communication during and beyond elections by government, political parties, interest groups, and social movements. The journal and the conference have a particular interest in studies that adopt comparative approaches, represent substantial theoretical or methodological advances, or focus on parts of the world that are under-researched in the international English language academic literature.
Titles and abstracts for papers (maximum 300 words) are invited by May 10, 2019. The abstract should clearly describe the key question, the theoretical and methodological approach, the evidence the argument is based on, as well as its wider implications and the extent to which they are of international relevance.
Please send submissions via the online form available here.
The conference is organized by Cristian Vaccari (Loughborough University, Editor-in-Chief of IJPP). Please contact Dr Vaccari with questions at email@example.com.
The International Journal of Press/Politics
IJPP is an interdisciplinary journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the media and politics in a globalized world. The journal publishes theoretical and empirical research which analyzes the linkages between the news media and political processes and actors around the world, emphasizes international and comparative work, and links research in the fields of political communication and journalism studies, and the disciplines of political science and media and communication. The journal is ranked 4th by Scopus (SJR) and 12th by Journal Citation Reports in Communication.
Professor Stuart Soroka, University of Michigan
Stuart Soroka is the Michael W. Traugott Collegiate Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science, and Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. His research focuses on political communication, the sources and/or structure of public preferences for policy, and the relationships between public policy, public opinion, and mass media. His most recent book is Negativity in Democratic Politics: Causes and Consequences (2014, Cambridge University Press). Soroka is currently collaborating on a project focused on cross-national psychophysiological reactions to news content, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; and a large-scale content-analytic project on media coverage of US public policy, funded by the National Science Foundation.
Based on a 440-acre, single-site campus at the heart of the UK, Loughborough University is ranked top 10 in every British university league table. Voted University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) and awarded Gold in the National Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), Loughborough provides a unique student experience that is ranked first in the UK by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018. Loughborough University has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK. It is a short distance away from Loughborough Train station, a 15-minute drive from East Midlands Airport (near Nottingham), an hour drive from Birmingham Airport, and an hour and 15 minutes from London via train.
The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture
Since our establishment in 1991, we have developed into the largest research centre of our kind in the UK. We are an interdisciplinary centre, crossing over social science and humanities disciplines to draw on theories and methods in social psychology, sociology, politics, history and geography. Renowned for the breadth of our research, we range across interpersonal and small-group communication, social media, political communication, media education, mainstream communications—including digital and online and the analysis of communicative work, such as political campaigning, popular music and memory. Our core research themes are all regarded as world-leading by our peers. We use a diversity of methods for data gathering and analysis and work with a variety of partners, including the BBC, the police, NSPCC and the Electoral Commission as well as our international collaborators, to deliver fundamental and applied research of exceptional quality.
Also available here.
Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (JCEA), Vol. 18, No 2 - Winter 2019
Deadline: March 30, 2019
Invited editor: Tim Dwyer, University of Sydney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In recent times there has been a noticeable shift in thinking about the possibilities for regulating social media platforms. A steady stream of scandals in relation to Facebook and Google sharing personal data with third parties, the growing evidence of Russian hacking of the 2016 US Presidential elections, and the role of the boutique data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica contributed to this shift. The turn to regulatory solutions was prompted by both US Congressional and European Commission investigatory hearings. At the same time, there is a growing understanding that these media-tech platforms in the West and Eastern Asia use less than transparent algorithms to amass personal data for achieving various objectives. We are seeing ongoing investigations and new models of regulation are just around the corner. A pervading sense that the ‘Tech Giants’ have betrayed our trust arising from their role in spreading misinformation and the manipulation of breaking news calls out for more detailed theoretical and empirical analysis. For this special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia we welcome any topics that deal with media manipulation, fake news, misinformation and disinformation. The topics that we are particularly interested in include, but are not limited to:
Please submit your abstract in English to email@example.com by 30 March (please include “JCEA Special Issue” in the title). The maximum word limit for the abstract is 500 words.
For more information about the journal, please refer to https://jceasia.org/
Special Issue of Internet Policy Review
Deadline: April 26, 2019
Topic and relevance
The rise of digital technology has major implications for how states and corporations wield coercive regulatory power through the transnational administration of justice. Increases in data transmitted and stored by public and private actors across jurisdictions raise crucial questions about how individual rights and freedoms can be protected in an era of seemingly ubiquitous transnational surveillance. The expanded development and application of domestic and international law to address behaviour in digital spaces, includes existing law applied to online activities, and new law to cover a growing range of internet-specific conduct. A pertinent site of state and corporate power in the digital realm involves attempts to develop and enforce domestic laws, especially criminal laws, transnationally. These processes generally occur outside existing domestic legislative frameworks, and raises questions about how national sovereignty, extraterritoriality and state and corporate interests are expanding at the expense of individual rights and freedoms in digital societies.
Scope of the special issue
This special issue considers how the intersections between power, justice and space challenge existing conceptual and theoretical categories of contemporary law, that span the fields of criminology, international relations, digital media and other related disciplines (see e.g. Johnson & Post, 1996; Goldsmith & Wu, 2006; Brenner, 2009; Hilderbrandt, 2013; DeNardis, 2014). The legal geographies of the contemporary digital world require rethinking in light of calls for a more sophisticated and nuanced approach to understanding sovereignty, jurisdiction and the power to exercise control, yet still protect individual rights through law in the electronic age (Svantesson, 2013). These issues raise a host of additional contemporary and historical questions about the authority exerted by the US over extraterritorial conduct in various fields including laws relating to crime, intellectual property, surveillance and national security (see e.g. Schiller, 2011; Bauman et al., 2014; Boister, 2015).
Legal geography is an emerging multidisciplinary area of inquiry, concerned with interrogating how law is connected to, and interacts with, the social and physical worlds (Braverman et al., 2014). By emphasising how the legitimate exercise of power occurs in and through space, legal geography is of significant relevance to online environments. Initial arguments about regulating the transnational nature of the internet describe the notion of sovereignty becoming ‘softened’ (Culnan & Trinkunas, 2010), while emphasising the need to move beyond outmoded binary notions of extraterritoriality (Svantesson, 2013; 2014; 2017).
The nation-state can assert jurisdictional reach through the extraterritorial exercise of power. This is more likely to involve powerful geopolitical actors such as the United States, which has recently enacted the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, and the European Union, via its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The emergence of large transnational corporations providing critical virtual and physical infrastructure adds private governance to this equation, which offers further new dimensions to the rule of law and also self- or co-regulation (see for e.g. Goldsmith & Wu, 2006; DeNardis & Hackl, 2015; Suzor, 2018; Brown & Marsden, 2013). Some of the ways jurisdictional tensions emerge in online spaces – with corresponding offline effects – occur through policing and law enforcement practices in the fields of criminal, intellectual property and corporate law. However, the lack of uniformity of these laws at domestic levels can lead to complicated and protracted legal disputes between nations, or amongst different agencies within nations (Palmer & Warren, 2013). Additional concerns arise regarding whether and how due process and human rights protections are maintained through the extraterritorial access to e-evidence (Warren, 2015; Svantesson & Gerry, 2015), the extradition of alleged offenders (Mann & Warren, 2018; Mann et al., 2018), and new and emerging powers many national law enforcement agencies now possess to engage extraterritorial surveillance and offshore government hacking.
Focus of the papers
Power and jurisdiction are central to understanding justice and regulating the contemporary digital environment. For this special issue, Internet Policy Review invites theoretical, empirical, and methodological papers from law, criminology, digital humanities, critical surveillance studies, and related disciplines on the following issues, which bear relevance to European societies and highlight policy implications or make a reference to regulatory debates:
A selection of contributions will be made from extended abstracts. Authors of papers selected for the special issue will be invited to present and discuss their paper at a workshop to be held in Brisbane, Australia, in late 2019 (aligned with the Association of Internet Researchers annual conference which will be hosted by QUT Digital Media Research Centre). The workshop will enable exchange of ideas on these timely issues, provide peer-feedback for the finalisation of the papers and promote the forthcoming special edition. A sub-selection of papers will be selected for the special issue based on regular peer review.
Special issue editors
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Technology and Regulation
School of Justice, Faculty of Law
Queensland University of Technology
Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
Bauman, Z., Bigo, D., Esteves, P., Guild, E., Jabri, V., Lyon, D. and Walker, R.B.J. (2014). After Snowden: Rethinking the impact of surveillance. International Political Sociology, 8(2), 121-144. Doi: 10.1111/ips.12048.
Boister, N. (2015). Further reflections on the concept of transnational criminal law. Transnational Legal Theory, 6(1), 9-30.
Braverman, I., Blomley, N., Delaney, D., & Kedar, A. (2014). The expanding spaces of law: A timely legal geography. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
Brenner, S. W. (2009). Cyberthreats: The emerging fault lines of the nation state. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Brown, I., & Marsden, C. T. (2013). Good governance and better regulation in the information age. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
Clunan, A., & Trinkunas, H. (Eds.) (2010). Ungoverned spaces: Alternatives to state authority in an era of softened sovereignty. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
DeNardis, L. (2014). The global war for internet governance. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
DeNardis, L. & Hackl, A. M. (2015). Internet governance by social media platforms. Telecommunication Policy, 39, 761-770.
Goldsmith, J. & Wu, T. (2006). Who controls the internet: Illusions of a borderless world. New York, Oxford University Press.
Hilderbrandt, M. (2013). Extraterritorial jurisdiction to enforce in cyberspace: Bodin, Schmitt, Grotius in cyberspace, University of Toronto Law Journal, 63, 196-224.
Johnson, D. & Post, D. (1996). Law and borders: The rise of law in cyberspace, Stanford Law Review, 48(5), 1367-1402.
Mann, M. & Warren, I. (2018). The digital and legal divide: Silk road, transnational online policing and southern criminology. In Carrington, Kerry, Hogg, Russell, Scott, John, & Sozzo, Máximo (Eds.) Handbook of Criminology and the Global South. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 245-260.
Mann, M., Warren, I. & Kennedy, S. (2018). The legal geographies of transnational cyber-prosecutions: extradition, human rights and forum shifting, Global Crime, 19(2), 107-124.
Palmer, D. and Warren, I. (2013). Global policing and the case of Kim Dotcom. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 2(3), 105-119.
Schiller, D. (2011). Special commentary: Geopolitical-economic conflict and network infrastructures. Chinese Journal of Communication, 4(1), 90-107.
Suzor, N. (2018). Digital constitutionalism: Using the rule of law to evaluate the legitimacy of governance by platforms. Social Media and Society, 1-11.
Svantesson, D. (2013). A ‘layered approach’ to the extraterritoriality of data privacy laws. International Data Privacy Law, 3(4), 278-286.
Svantesson, D. (2014). Sovereignty in international law – how the internet (maybe) changed everything, but not for long. Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, 8(1), 137-155.
Svantesson, D., & Gerry, S. (2015). Access to extraterritorial evidence: The Microsoft cloud case and beyond. Computer Law & Security Review, 31, 478-489.
Svantesson, D. (2017). Solving the internet jurisdiction puzzle. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Warren, I. (2015). Surveillance, criminal law and sovereignty, Surveillance & Society, 13(2), 300-305.
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