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Diane Mercier, Ph.D. diane at dianemercier.quebec
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International Journal of Communication
Call for Papers
Special Section on Net Neutrality

The Work of Internet Freedoms: Network Neutrality
and the Labors of Policy Advocacy in the U.S.

Special Section Editors
Becky Lentz, McGill University
Allison Perlman, University of California, Irvine

Deadline for submissions:  August 31, 2015

When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in February 2015 to
reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, and thus
to secure Network Neutrality and the principle of nondiscrimination at its
center, it delivered an important victory to the millions of people who had
insisted that strong Network Neutrality protections were crucial for an
open, democratic Internet. This victory owed in part to the tremendous
outpouring of public support for Network Neutrality, which itself owed to
the ongoing labors of community organizers, issue campaigners, funders,
scholar activists, public interest lawyers and many others to make visible
how issues of media policy fundamentally affect issues of social justice and
political change.

For this special section of the International Journal of Communication, we
seek articles that foreground the multiple labors involved in achieving
policy victories like the Network Neutrality Order. In this section, we aim
to make visible the often invisible work required to effect lawmaking,
judicial rulings, and regulations in the public interest.

We specifically wish to publish historically and theoretically informed
articles that are attentive to examples of multiple forms of advocacy work
that include but are not limited to the following: strategic research,
community organizing and mobilizing, popular education, issue campaigns,
donor advising and support, lobbying, legal interventions, regulatory
filings, and public education campaigns. Also of interest are historically
and theoretically-informed papers on the political economy of policy
advocacy, especially those attentive to the multiple forms of capital
(financial, informational, reputational, cultural) required for advocacy
work. Of particular interest is research that documents the multiple
challenges involved in advocacy work on the Network Neutrality issue. In
addition, we seek analyses of the materials and artifacts used in
organizing, mobilizing, and lobbying for Network Neutrality, including
studies of the rhetorical appeals and visual culture deployed by advocates.

We additionally seek theoretically informed analyses of how news
sources-especially non-corporate, civil society outlets-reported on and
framed the Network Neutrality issue, as a strategic feature of advocacy

Finally, we seek ideas for book reviews relevant to the topic of the special
section (maximum 1,500 words including references; guidelines available).

Note: For this special section, we will not be seeking legal interpretations
and policy analyses of the Network Neutrality debate itself; sufficient work
already exists in this area in media and communication studies journals as
well as law journals. Nor are we seeking normative papers advancing
solutions to achieve Network Neutrality. Instead, our focus is on
scholarship that foregrounds the varieties of work required to intervene on
behalf of the public interest.

If interested, please submit full articles by August 31, 2015. Articles
should be no more than 8,000 words (all-inclusive) and should follow the
APA-6th Edition style guide. Articles should be submitted to
<http://ijoc.org> http://ijoc.org and specify "Net Neutrality Special
Section" in your entry.  For author guidelines, see

Please direct any questions about topics, formats, article length and
expected submission standards to the special section editors Becky Lentz (
<mailto:becky.lentz at mcgill.ca> becky.lentz at mcgill.ca) or Allison Perlman (
<mailto:aperlman at uci.edu> aperlman at uci.edu).  Be sure to specify "Net
Neutrality Special Section" in your email subject line.

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