IAMCR 2013 - Global Media Policy Working Group - Call for Papers

altThe Working Group o Global Media Policy of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the IAMCR 2013 conference to be held on 25-29 June, 2012 at Dublin City University.

The deadline for submissions of abstracts and panel proposals is February 28, 2013.

The Working Group on Global Media Policy is a dedicated space within the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) to discuss global aspects of communication governance and investigate the interplay between different policy actors and levels, from the local to the global, and the political processes that shape media policies. It serves as a forum of debate to advance research in specific policy domains and to map out Global Media Policy as a field of research. It does so by organizing and hosting, also in cooperation with other IAMCR structures, academic conversations and policy oriented initiatives, such as the 'Mapping Global Media Policy' (http://www.globalmediapolicy.net).

In addressing the theme of the Dublin conference - "Crises, 'Creative Destruction' and the Global Power and Communication Orders"  - the Working Group is planning a series of events, including one interactive paper presentation panel. The Working Group on Global Media Policy is interested in reflecting on the implications of the current bout of crises – financial, environmental and cultural - for the circuits and institutions of global media policy. In particular, we invite contributions that address the following questions:

  • Is the emergence of new geo-political powers and actors challenging long-standing frameworks and institutions of global media policy?
  • How do we understand and better articulate the relationships between Internet governance, telecommunications, broadcasting, and other areas — especially brought to our attention by locative, spatial and mapping technologies — that now expand the potential sphere and definition of media policy?
  • As a result, are we witnessing dynamics of 'creative destruction' in the domain of global media that require new concepts, categories and theorizing as far as power relations in Global Media Policy?

Submission of abstracts and structure of the panel

The Working Group on Global Media Policy welcomes proposals for papers bearing on the issues addressed in the present call by submitting an abstract. Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length. Abstracts should state the title, the methods or approach used, and briefly introduce the theoretical framework and research questions.
All Abstracts should be submitted only via the central Open Conference System (OCS) at www.iamcrhttp://www.iamcr-ocs.org/-ocs.org. There are to be no e-mail submissions of abstracts addressed to any Section or Working Group Head.

The scholarly presentation of accepted submissions will take place in an interactive paper presentation session (3-4 presenters each with 10-12 minutes maximum, requiring full paper submitted on time); senior scholars will intervene as respondents and will offer feedbacks to the presentations as well as their own perspectives on the theme of the panel, thus contributing a forward looking vision of current transformations in Global Media Policy and related narratives.

IAMCR accepts presentations and papers in English, French and Spanish. The Working Group on Global Media Policy, particularly on this occasion, welcomes proposals in all these languages, as well as papers and presentations to be made in the 3 languages. Possibly English summaries will be required, when papers are accepted, to facilitate respondents’ feedback.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 28, 2013. Please note that this deadline will not be extended. The OCS system will open on November 15, 2012, and will close on January 28, 2013. Early submission is strongly encouraged.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to individual applicants by section chairs no later than February 28, 2013. On the same day, 28 February, 2013, conference registration will open for bookings by participants.

For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted via the IAMCR OCS according to instruction provided on: http://iamcr2013dublin.com. Full papers are expected by May 28.

Contacts for the WG on GMP:
Claudia Padovani
claudia.padovani [at] unipd.it

Gerard Goggin
gerard.goggin [at] sydney.edu.au

Further guidelines for Abstracts

It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person for consideration by the Conference. However, under no circumstances should there be more than three abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant either individually or as part of any group of authors. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to other Sections or Working Groups of the Association for consideration, after an initial submission. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be automatically rejected by the Open Conference System, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Programme Referee. Such applicants risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.
Upon submission of an abstract, you will be asked to confirm that your submission is original and that it has not been previously published in the form presented. You will also be given an opportunity to declare if your submission is currently before another conference for consideration.