[Air-L] Apologies for cross-posting: CfP ECREA 2022 Pre-conference: “Digital Election Campaigning Worldwide”

yossi david davidyossi4 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 11:17:45 PDT 2022

Call for Papers (deadline for submission: 1 May 2022)
Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Aarhus (Denmark)

The ECREA pre-conference is organized by DigiWorld (
https://digidemo.ifkw.lmu.de/digiworld/), a scientific collaboration
network of scholars that aims at international comparisons of election
campaign strategies in digital communication channels, which currently is
bringing together researchers from 17 countries. The long-term goals of
DigiWorld include building a continuous research network dealing with
digital campaigning, user engagement, and factors influencing it. The
pre-conference, however, is open to researchers both from and beyond the
DigiWorld network.
The health of digital democracy has become under attack from political
actors who actively use social media to spread disinformation and hate
speech. To what extent are these (digital) propaganda techniques used in
democracies during election times? How do they affect democratic processes
and participation? We want to answer these questions by revealing and
comparing the online communication of parties and politicians across the
political spectrum on social media during national elections in various
To discuss the use of communication strategies of party and candidate
accounts on social media platforms during national elections, we are
particularly interested in bringing together scholars who explore the use
of such platforms in the local and international arena from both the global
north and the global south. It especially welcomes contributions that
explore this phenomenon from a comparative perspective between social and
cultural groups.
The pre-conference welcomes contributions on, but is not limited to:

   - Digital propaganda, campaigning, and democracy
   - Social media and disinformation in election campaigns
   - Elections and online hate speech
   - Methodological issues in research of elections and social network sites
   - Ethical dilemmas in research of elections and social network sites
   - Comparative approaches for studying digital propaganda, campaigning,
   and online hate speech

 Abstracts of 300 words excluding references must be sent to Yossi David (
ydavid at uni-mainz.de) and Uta Russmann (uta.russmann at uibk.ac.at) no later
than May 1st, 2022.
The pre-conference will take place in person in Aarhus (Denmark) on October
19th, 9 to 15 (CEST).
Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 1st, 2022
Notification of acceptance: June 1st, 2022
Deadline for registrations: September 1st, 2022
Pre-conference: October 19th, 2022, 9-15 (CEST)


Yossi David
Israel professor in communication science
Department of communication
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Jakob-Welder-Weg 12
55128, Mainz, Germany
ydavid at uni-mainz.de
Pronouns: he/him/his

Department homepage
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