Different communication patterns (online and offline) influence individuals to have specific behaviours concerning civic participation and adherence to social movements of different ideological frameworks and scopes.
As publics have the chance to channel their ideas through Internet behaviours, literature often identifies Internet as a public space that promotes collective action, and acknowledges that technology is shaping the structure and identity of social movements and ideological groups.
The analysis of direct and indirect influences of media practices on civic engagement must consider that democracy is not a static concept and that such engagement is also influenced by political institutions.
The media amplifies political discourses and this mediation socially constructs events. The ‘mediated engagement’ of citizens may enhance either civic involvement or political manipulation.
In this special issue of the Journal Interações we propose a reflection on Media, Civic Participation, Social Movements, Democracy and Populism. Unpublished works that present research results and/or theoretical reflection on this theme are accepted covering, among others, the following topics:
In this special issue of the Journal Interações we propose a reflection on Civic Participation, Social Movements and Populism. Unpublished works that present research results and/or theoretical reflection on this theme are accepted (although this special issue is not limited to these topics):
- Participation culture
- Media representations, discourses, narratives and counter-narratives
- Social movements, populism and democracy
- Collective action and (new) social movements
- Civic participation and contentious action
- New forms of civic and political engagement
- Repertoires of contentious politics in different geographical contexts
- Media and populist discourses
- Populist narratives and counter-narratives
- The rise of populism through the Internet
- New technologies and social movements
- Internet-mediated participation
- Digital activism
Deadline for submission of articles: April 25
Notification of acceptance: May 30
Publication: June 30
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The articles must be submit through the website: https://www.interacoes-ismt.com
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Interações is a scientific journal of Instituto Superior Miguel Torga with a biannual edition. The journal publishes original papers that present research results and/or theoretical reflection in the different fields of social sciences and humanities. From an interdisciplinary editorial perspective, Interações' primary objective is to foster the reflection and diffusion of knowledge in the areas of Social and Human Sciences, with a particular focus on Portuguese and Latin American spaces. The journal accepts articles of scientific investigation, reviews and critical essays.