Call For Chapters: Deadline Extended To June 9th, 2017 Contemporary Approaches To Political Participation

For a sound and working democratic system, citizen engagement in politics is of utmost importance. Especially in today’s world where international politics are interrupted by populist political elites and authoritarian governments, civic engagement functions as an essential element of check and balance mechanism in the overall political system. As the opportunities for political participation increase, participation means and channels diversify every day.

In this context, political participation research in modern world is very promising in terms of understanding contemporary debates and key concepts of political participation. In order to contribute to the scholarship on political participation with up to date studies, Political Communication Institute will publish edited volume on the issue in 2017. The volume will be peer-reviewed and English in full. We welcome papers focusing on various aspects of the phenomenon of political participation and related subjects.



Political Communication Institute (PCI), an Istanbul based think tank and the only research center specialized in the field, focuses on where mediated communication and politics intersect. Founded in 2008 as a subsidiary research branch of TASAM (Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Research), one of the leading strategic studies centers in Turkey, the institute conducts research and organize events on a variety of topics among which are political campaigning, media and politics, digital media studies, political participation, impacts of technology on social processes, electoral systems and processes. PCI functions as sociopolitical studies branch of TASAM. The volume will be published by Political Communication Institute Press.


Abstracts may be on the topics including but not limited to the following:

Phenomenon of Political Participation in Historical Perspective

Key Concepts and Debates in Political Participation

Democratic Political Participation

Citizenship and Political Processes

Impact of Citizen on Daily Politics

Mainstream Participation Practices

Relationship between Ideologies Political Participation

Political Socialization

Political Communication and Interaction

Deliberative Democracy and Deliberation Culture

Relationship between Participation and Deliberation

Public Opinion and Politics

Electoral Participation

Election Studies

Political Parties

Relationship between Citizen and Political Parties

Political Participation in Post-modern Era

Participation in Local and Regional Politics

Media and Politics

Political Participation in Digital Age

Network Society and Politics

Political Impact of Social Networks

Role of Non-governmental Organization in Politics

Impact of Social Movements on Political Participation

Political Participation in the Age of Mass Movements

Academia and Political Processes

Political Participation, Democracy and Development


All abstracts must be submitted latest by June 9th, 2017 via email to Adinda Khaerani (

Submission / Contacts

The submissions should include a 300-500 word abstract written in English and a brief curriculum vitae with full contact information including mail, email, and phone/fax numbers. Abstract, CV and contact information must be sent in one document.

For further information and submission guideline:

Chapter Proposal Guidelines

The book chapter should be an original research. It may reflect researcher’s own ideas or the application of an existing theory on new data. The contribution should be in an area in which researcher(s) are experts in either political participation or the sub-theme under which they submit their work, by extensive study, research and/or professional experience. The chapters should have the highest academic standard possible to stand the test of peer review. The chapters should make a contribution to the field or add upon existing research. In all cases, it should be of interest to a sufficiently large community of researchers and practitioners to justify publication.

Submission Procedure

Please send a chapter abstract (300-500 words maximum) or extended abstract to ( by June 9th, 2017 – preferably including the title, a list of references, topics to be covered. After editorial assessment, authors will be invited to submit a 5,000-8,000 words chapter by October 6st, 2017 for peer-review.

For any inquiry please contact Can Ture ( or Tolga Sakman (

Abstract / Short Proposal Due: June 9th, 2017

Acceptance Notification: June 26st, 2017
Full Chapters Due: October 6st, 2017