Studies in Communication and Politics

ISSN: 2197-1625

Technological development and the emergence of new notions of media and
media-like services (blogs, online gaming, social networks, wikis, virtual
worlds etc.) have changed the nature of communication, making it more open,
personalized, fragmented and interactive. At the same a shift in paradigms
in relation to traditional concepts of democracy, political communication
and public participation has been observed. All of this has an impact on
the functioning of contemporary societies and offers a wide range of
opportunities for reexamination and redefinition of several concepts in
social science.
In Studies in Communication and Politics the editors are particularly
interested in changing approaches to democracy, communication, political
participation and media. By publishing collaborative works and monographs
they aim at supporting and promoting interdisciplinary research, offering
comparative approach and/or examining national factors for communication
and politics development. Hence, the emphasis here is being put on the
changing approaches to democracy and its institutions, political actors,
electoral campaigns, as well as citizens' participation in political processes,
electoral behavior, and so on. Having in mind the changing media landscape
and the rise of media ecologies we also aim at investigating emerging
communication and media policies, evolution of journalism culture, changing
patterns of users' behavior and media innovations in the digital and
multiplatform scenario. All of this when taking into account interrelations
between communication and as well as the role of media in contemporary politics.
The editors believe that the topic presented here will stimulate international and
interdisciplinary research changes and challenges facing communication and
politics today. We also hope that the wide range of approaches presented
in each collection will be of interest for researchers, academic experts
as well as policy makers and media professionals who might be particularly
interested in taking a part in the debate on emerging theories and practices.