New Publication: Discursive Power in Contemporary Media Systems

The Journal of International Press/Politics just published a new article written by Andreas Jungherr, Oliver Posegga, and Jisun An. In “Discursive Power in Contemporary Media Systems” we provide a comparative framework for the empirical analysis of influence in contemporary media systems.

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Call for Papers on Computational Political Communication

Yannis Theocharis (University of Bremen) and Andreas Jungherr will be editing a special issue of Political Communication focusing on Computational Political Communication: Theory, Applications, and Interdisciplinary Challenges. Our goal is to offer a forum for work that illustrates the potential of computational methods and large data sets in political communication research.

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Call for Papers "Analyzing Strategic Interactions in Political Decision-Making"

The ECPR Standing Group on Analytical Politics and Public Choice is pleased to announce the 2019 conference on Analyzing Strategic Interactions in Political Decision-making. The conference will take place at CIES-IUL in Lisbon, Portugal from 09 to 11 May 2019. We seek both empirical and theoretical papers which analyze strategic interactions in political decision-making.

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Upcoming presentation at MPSA Conference in Chicago

Susumu Shikano will present a paper "Ballot Sequence and Choice Set Effects on Voting in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems" (co-authored with Erik Herron, West Virginia University) at the upcoming annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, 4.-7. April 2019 in Chicago.

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New Publication in the Oxford Handbook of Public Choice

In the chapter “Detection of Election Fraud” of the Oxford Handbook of Public Choice, vol. 2, Susumu Shikano and Verena Mack reviewed the recent developments in research on detection of election fraud in political science and its related disciplines.

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New Publication in Proceedings of 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

In the paper "Characterizing Political Talk on Twitter: A Comparison Between Public Agenda, Media Agendas, and the Twitter Agenda with Regard to Topics and Dynamics", we show that prominent topics discussed during an election campaign in Germany diverged strongly, depending on whether they were identified based on Twitter messages, mass media coverage, or survey responses. It seems futile to expect social media to mirror political reality truly. It appears more fruitful to use differences in the...

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Funding for New Interdisciplinary Project on Media Bias

The Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften has awarded a 3-year research grant for an interdisciplinary research project entitled "Fake News and Collective Decision Making: Rapid Automated Assessment of Media Bias". The project will be carried out jointly by the team of Karsten Donnay (Politics and Public Administration) and Bela Gipp (Computer Science).

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