CFP: Informing Power: Current International Affairs (10/20/03; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
colin wright
contact email: 

The deadline for submissions for the CFP below has now been extended to =
the 20th of October, 2003. We are also hoping to run in this issue a =
special mini-feature on media coverage of the war in Iraq (and after), =
from CNN to Al-Jazeera. All contributions welcome.

Dear academics/ writers/ thinkers/ journalists/ polemicists,

    Please see below the latest call for papers for Situation Analysis, =
an exciting new journal which provides a forum for the interface between =
critical thought and international current affairs. We encourage an =
examination of the relation between theory and world events, soliciting =
passionate responses to the most urgent themes of our time.

Informing Power=20
Deadline for submission: 20th October 2003=20
For our third issue, 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 =

With an increasing tendency for politics to be conducted through a =
series of press conferences and media presentations, and less behind =
closed-doors, 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?=20

Contributions might examine some of the following themes:=20
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.=20

For more detailed information about submission requirements, please feel =
free to contact the editors (, or =
consult our website at where you will also =
find previous issues of the journal.

Other upcoming issues include:

Creative Activisms (deadline 20th January, 2004) - Activism has gained =
renewed urgency in the wake of recent events, but what challenges and =
pitfalls do activists face and pose, and what can emacipatory politics =
mean today?

Thinking Aloud: The Role of the Intellectual Today (deadline 15th March =
2004) - Writers, critics, activists, philosophers, celebrities, =
journalists, politicians, dramatists, soothsayers and priests ... Who =
are the intellectuals of our times, and what do they do?
All submissions welcome!

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