UNIVERSITAS. REVISTA DE CIENCIAS SOCIALES Y HUMANAS , is published every six months (March and September of each year); it publishes 10 articles in each issue: five in the Monographic section (coordinated by thematic editors, prior Call for Papers), and five in the Miscellaneous section (composed of varied contributions within the areas of Communication, Political Science and Sociology). The Editorial Board will assign the manuscripts to the most relevant section.

 

Elections in the U.S. and Ibero-America: campaigns, electoral behavior, polarization and protests

Thematic Editors:
Berta García-Orosa.
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (España)
Carlos Muñiz Muriel. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (México)
Claudio Elortegui Gomez.  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile)

 Submission deadline: December 31st, 2021

Abstract: In 2020 and 2021, both in the USA and in Latin America, presidential (USA, Portugal, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, Chile and Honduras), legislative (Peru, Venezuela, El Salvador, Mexico and Argentina) and regional (Spain) or sub-state elections will be held in several Latin American countries, Portugal, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, Chile and Honduras), legislative (Peru, Venezuela, El Salvador, Mexico or Argentina), as well as regional (Spain) or sub-state elections in several Latin American countries.

This monograph addresses issues such as political communication of electoral campaigns (political, media and public agenda), electoral participation, components and reasons for voting, the "affective or emotional turn", electoral preferences, leadership or other aspects such as political participation in social networks. Among the topics covered in this monograph, the following stand out:
1. Electoral campaign
2. Polarization
3. Media, political and public agenda
4. Emotion in political communication
5. Social networks
6. Eco chambers
7. Bubble effect
8. Disinformation
9. Political bots
10. Parliamentary communication
11. COVID Pandemic
12. Electoral participation
13. Candidates' image
14. Citizen movements


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