Deadline for submission: 10th October 2003
For the third issue of Situation Analysis, entitled 'Informing Power', we welcome articles, reviews, and commentaries that explore the ways in which the nexus between information (such as military intelligence, confidential data , archives, statistics, legal testimony, media news etc.) and power (as relations of domination and the exercise of force) has been shaping, not only the coverage, but also the outcome, of recent international current affairs (such as the military action against Iraq).
With an increasing tendency for politics to be conducted through a series of press conferences and media presentations, we are particularly interested in power defined as a capacity to control the ebb and flow of information, and in alternative sources of unofficial or subversive information. Who decides what counts as misinformation? What can we do to inform ourselves?
Contributions might examine some of the following themes: Technology and access / Surveillance and Visibility / Iraq and the UN Inspectors / Legitimation and misinformation / Al-Jazeera and the voice of the Arab world / Journalism and Truth / 'Smart Bombs' and the spectacle of war / The Internet and democracy.
For more detailed information about submission requirements, please feel free to contact the editors, or consult our website where you will also find previous issues of the journal.
The Postgraduate School of Critical Theory & Cultural Studies
The University of Nottingham
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