The LATICOM (Research Group on Political Communication and Electoral Behavior in Latin America) by ALACIP (Latin American Political Science Association) and Revista Debates, v. 16, n. 1, which will be published in April of 2022, is accepting papers for the “Dossier Power in Latin America: a tribute to professor Gláucio Soares” until 15 December 2021.
Professor Gláucio Soares was one of the great social scientists who contributed enormously to Latin American Political Science. He participated in the creation of ALACIP (Associación Latinoamericana de Ciencia Politica) and other national political science associations in Latin America, such as AMECIP (Associación Mexicana de Ciencia Politica) and ABCP (Associação Brasileira de Ciência Política). Furthermore, he was one of the forerunners of research on power, political behaviour and political sociology in Latin America.
It is worth recovering the contributions of Gláucio Soares in this context where it is increasingly urgent to understand the current reconfigurations of political forces in Latin America, in a context of deepening crisis of democracy and representation, changes in the formats of electoral campaigns and increasing use more powerful of the new social media and political misinformation resources, while weaknesses in political representation remain, challenges to democracy in the countries of the region and structural problems that impede full citizenship, such as public security and social inequalities.
Thus, this dossier invites proposals on the most specific themes of political behavior, but also points out to deepen the more interdisciplinary analyzes of political knowledge and power relations, based on Social Sciences, especially Political Science.
This proposal for a thematic dossier for the Revista Debates seeks to bring together collaborators from several Latin American countries, in a deep dialogue with two large institutions that bring together researchers in the field: the Associación Latinoamericana de Ciencia Politica – ALACIP, and the Associación Latinoamericana de Investigadores en Campañas Electorales – ALICE, World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR – Latin America).
The dossier proposal will include a public call for articles, with blind peer review, considering experts in the field of political communication and public opinion, as well as other researchers from the various fields of social research on power and democracy.
Papers can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
The Dossier is the responsibility of the Group LATICOM/ALACIP - Research Group on Political Communication and Electoral Behavior in Latin America, and is organized by:
- Helcimara de Souza Telles (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
- Letícia Maria Ruiz Rodrigues (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
- Joscimar Souza Silva (Universidade Federal do Piauí)
Submission rules at: http://seer.ufrgs.br/debates/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
More information: https://seer.ufrgs.br/debates/about
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 15 December 2021