[Air-L] Reminder CFP/Social Sciences

T. Towner towner at oakland.edu
Fri Jun 24 11:04:44 PDT 2016

Reminder CFP: Full manuscript for Special Issue "Social Media and Political
Participation" in Social Sciences
(Edited by Terri L. Towner, Oakland University)

Manuscript Deadline:  Full manuscripts due by June 30, 2016.

Social media’s role in politics, campaigning, and elections has been the
focus of scholarly research for over a decade. Scholars have examined how
political candidates, parties, and citizens use social media during
campaigns as well as how social media influences citizens’ political
attitudes and behaviors. Despite extensive study, the empirical literature
linking social media use and attention, particularly Facebook, Twitter, and
YouTube, to political participation is mixed and thus, inconclusive. Some
research suggests that social media facilitates and promotes political and
civic participation whereas other research does not. Therefore, this
special issue seeks to further clarify the link between social media and
political engagement. This call is particularly interested in research that
examines relatively understudied social media platforms, such as Tumblr,
Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, and SnapChat. In addition, this call
encourages submissions that examine many forms of political participation,
as this concept can be a multidimensional activity including voting,
protesting, marching, blogging, tweeting, volunteering, sharing online
content, emailing, and more.

If you are interested in submitting, please see the website for more
information and submission instructions:

Terri Towner
Associate Professor
Pi Sigma Alpha Faculty Advisor
Oakland University
Department of Political Science

*Submit to the PSA Undergraduate Journal of Politics! *

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