CfP – APSA Political Communication Section Preconference

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Call for papers – APSA Political Communication Section Preconference, August 31, 2016.
The Political Communication Section of the American Political Science Association invites interested scholars to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2016 Political Communication Preconference.
Deadline for submission is no later than MONDAY, MARCH 29 2016.
Abstracts of no more than 350 words (maximum 5,000 characters), plus 3-5 keywords, should be uploaded to the Political Communication Preconference Site here.
In keeping with the main conference theme, “Great Transformations: Political Science and the Big Questions of Our Time,” we urge Preconference submitters to think “big:” in terms of communication theory, emerging technologies, fundamental normative questions of democratic health, and ways of applying political communication research to advance our understanding of – and even help solve – the big questions of our time.
This year’s preconference, designed to allow time for both formal and informal discussion and exchange of ideas, will feature:
• Nine panels (specific topics dependent on submissions)
• Two plenary sessions (a roundtable and open discussion on the 2016 presidential election, and a roundtable and open discussion on theory and theory-building)
• Four facilitated “birds of a feather” discussions built around specific and timely sub-topics within our field
• Time for informal exchanges during continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, and a closing reception
The Preconference will take place 8am to 6:45pm Wednesday August 31st
at Temple University center city campus, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia PA.

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