Call for Papers for Media and Politics strand57th Political Studies Association Annual Conference 11 -13 April 2007 University of Bath Papers are invited for the Media and Politics Group strand at the Political Studies Association Annual 2007 Conference. Papers on any aspect of the relationship between media and politics are welcome. All papers are subject to peer-review.

Paper proposals should include institutional affiliation, a title and an abstract of not more than 200 words, and should be emailed to Media and Politics Group co-convenor Dr Michael Higgins ( Please mention the Political Studies Association in your email heading. The deadline for submissions to the Media and Politics strand is Friday 15th September, 2006.

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The University of Sunderland's Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies is to host the annual conference of the PSA's Media and Politics Group on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November 2006. More information, including prices and booking details, are available at the conference blog

The accepted papers are as follows:

Keynote speakers:

Justin Lewis, Cardiff University Chris Mullin, MP John Street, University of East Anglia Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University

Emma Briant, University of Glasgow British Information Operations within the Context of Anglo-American Defence Relations.

Valentina Cardo, University of East Anglia Voting In or Voting Out? In the case of Big Brother, You Decide! Stephen Cushion, Cardiff University Are You Tony Blair in Disguise? An Examination of David Cameron's Appeal to the 'Youth Vote'

John Downey and Dominic Wring, Loughborough University Reporting the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: National News and 'Impartiality'.

Philip Drake, Andy Ruddock and Michael Higgins (Stirling, LJM and Sunderland) Framing Cameron: The Cultural Politics of Political Celebrity.

Julie Firmstone, University of Leeds What Influences Newspaper Agendas on Europe?

Chris Hanretty, St Anne's College, University of Oxford Politician Watching: The Measurement of Political Pluralism in French and Italian Television.

Anita Howarth, London School of Economics/Kingston University A Critical Review of the Literature on Media-Public Policy Interface of Media-Policy Interface.

Yasmin Ibrahim, University of Brighton Foreign Media as a Contaminant in Singapore Politics.

Steve Kennedy, University of Greenwich Politics and Aesthetics: The Formalisation of Technological Discourse

Whain Kang, Rutgers University, USA The Media and Foreign Policy from a Hegemony Perspective

Ana In=E9s Langer, University of Glasgow The Politicisation of Blair's Private Persona: Exceptional Through Norm= ality

Neda Mokhtari, University of Tehran, Iran Globalization and Soft Power: Case of CNN and Rulers Will

Okoth Fred Mudhai, Coventry University The Changing Media-Politics Dynamics in Africa: Renaissance or Retrogression?

Chris Paterson, University of Ulster Influencing Media in Times of Conflict: Government Intervention in the Iraq War Media Narrative through Indirect and Direct Coercion

Magda Pieczka, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh Spinning the Scottish Parliament? Scottish Identity, Press and the Parliament

Nathan Roger, University of Swansea From Terry Waite to Kenneth Bigley: How Terrorists Use New Media to Promote Their Cause.

Sean Tunney, University of Portsmouth Press To Go?: Newspaper Ownership Policies in Labour's Communications Act.

Katrin Voltmer, University of Leeds Communication and Political Conflict: Exposure to Dissonant Views and Citizens' Orientations Towards Political Opponents.

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Eghosa Aimufua, Cardiff University Television News and the Vulnerable Citizen

Granville Williams University of Huddersfield A Trojan Horse? The UK Position in the Revision Process of the Television Without Frontiers Directive