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Political Economy Section

The Political Economy Section examines the role of power in the production, distribution and exchange of mediated communication. Drawing from the rich history of political economic theory, Section members study social relations in their totality, consider how they have developed historically, evaluate them according to standards of social justice, and intervene to bring about a more just and democratic world...

Chair: Rodrigo Gómez [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Peter Thompson [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Peichi Chung [Contact]

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Section members have been rethinking political economy in the light of developments in various parts of the world including the relationship between globalisation and localisation; the production of goods and services by firms in China; commodification and commercialisation; liberalisation and neoliberal policies, ideology and culture and how these issues influence control over the news and politicians. They are also concerned with issues around democracy including the challenges of limited funds available to alternative media outlets; linguistic issues, organisational issues and political insecurity.

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will held its annual conference from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. IAMCR's Political Economy Section invites proposals that reflect the the section's interest. 
The Political Economy Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research looks forward to the next IAMCR Conference and invites submissions (both individual proposals and collective panels) for the 2016 conference to be held at Leicester, UK from 27-31, July  2016.
Conference theme: "Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
The Political Economy Section looks forward to the next IAMCR Conference and invites submissions (both individual proposals and collective panels) for the 2015 conference to be held at Université du Québec á Montréal (UQAM) in Montreal, Canada, July 12-16, 2015.
Conference theme: “Hegemony or Resistance? The Ambiguous Power of Communication
IAMCR Hyderabad 2014
Annual Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research
Hyderabad, India, July 15-19, 2014
Theme: ‘Region as Frame: Politics, presence, practice”
Political Economy Section Call for Papers
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