2021 TIGCR International Conference on “Political Polarization: Perspectives of Governance and Communication”
About the Conference
The Taiwan Institute for Governance and Communication Research (TIGCR) will hold an international conference on “Political Polarization: Perspective of Governance and Communication” on 29 October 2021 at the National Chengchi University.
On the basis of the discussion in the 2020 TIGCR International Conference, this conference will focus on the phenomenon of political polarization and its core concepts: democratic governance, social media usage, and political communication.
For the 2021 TIGCR International Conference, scholars are invited to analyze the causes, distribution, and impacts of political polarization related to algorithm, fake news, political participation, issue position, and ideology, etc., by using survey data, big data, content analysis, and comparative studies. We aim to prevent and alleviate polarization of opinion to create a sustainable and harmonious society.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Political Polarization: public opinion survey, technological impacts on political attitudes and behaviors, causes, effects, and related discussions of political polarization, etc.
- Democratic Governance: political attitudes of government bureaucrats and citizens, polarization perception and democratic governance, and bureaucratic responsiveness, etc.
- Political Communication: news media and political communication, governance and communication interaction, political polarization and social media usage, fake news, echo chamber effect, and algorithm, etc.
- Abstract Submission Deadline: March 8th, 2021
- Acceptance Notification: April 7th, 2021
- Full paper submission deadline: September 30th, 2021
Important announcement: The 2021 TIGCR conference organizing committee remains vigilant in its monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to prioritize the health and safety of its attendees. For this reason, the conference will be held in a hybrid format with both onsite and online versions to accommodate all participants.