Call for full chapters. The Politics of Technology in Latin America Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Routledge.

deadline for submissions: 
June 8, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
David Ramírez Plascencia (University of Guadalajara) and Barbara Carvalho Gurgel (UMass Dartmouth)

David Ramírez Plascencia (University of Guadalajara) and Barbara Carvalho Gurgel (UMass Dartmouth) invite you to send full chapters for the edited collections The Politics of Technology in Latin America Vol. 1 and Vol. 2., which will be submitted to Routledge’s Series, Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs. The editorial has already accepted the project and it is under contract, we are looking for additional works to complete both volumes. Chapters related with the following topics are particularly welcome:

1) Deep Web 
2) Cyberterrorism.
3) Data privacy in the workplace.
4) Labor market, robots and artificial intelligence. 
5) Human trafficking and digital media.
6) Covid-19 pandemic and the use of Information technology in health, domestic and education issues.
7) Women and digital activism.

8) Robots, artificial intelligence and healthcare. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to send us a 500-words proposal and a 250-CV ASAP to the following addresses: and

The deadline to submit the full chapter is June 08, 2020.



The purpose of these edited books is to examine the technological and ethical trends and prospective challenges that will reshape the social use of digital technologies in Latin America. How will ethical and legal frameworks have to evolve to respond to novel issues and critical challenges in the region, ranging from virtual harassment, bullying and sexting incidents posted on YouTube, dating app user privacy, information on members of criminal organizations disseminated on social media, political activism and governmental censorship, in addition to the introduction of robotics and AI, cyberwar, the rise of fake news and alternative facts, the digital economy, cryptocurrencies and other key topics. The two volumes are complementary, since they embrace two distinct aspects of the common process of the rise and spread of digital technologies in Latin America. The first volume, Data Protection, Homeland Security and Labor Market in the XXI century, focuses on governmental, economic and security issues. The object is to cover two main issues: (a) how public institutions and corporations face ethical and legal critical complexities related with data protection, privacy, the irruption artificial intelligence (AI) and robots into the labor market; and (b) to find a proper balance in between security and human rights, and in particular the way in which public institutions should incorporate technologies like drones and autonomous weapons systems to combat criminality while respecting constitutional civil rights. The second volume, The Politics of Technology in Latin America Vol 2. Digital Media, Daily Life and Public Engagement focuses on the hyper-medialization of the region from the citizen perspective. It focuses on critical topics related to the use of digital media in the private sphere: (a) human relations, social media and students, migration, the use of domestic drones, and (b) digital media and its impact on news production, including critical issues like the corporate integrity of major media players and the production of fake news, and how digital technologies serve as spaces for political and civil engagement.


General Guidelines 

1.Please review the final version of the editorial project that is attached in this email. Introduction, author bios, and chapter summary, so you can have an overall idea about the two books in the project.  

2.Chapters (inclusive of all citations/references/notes) must now be between 6,000 and 6,500 words. Any papers over the upper limit will be considered for removal from the volume in the event we overshoot our word limit.  

3. Please use APA citation format. If you use any kind of referencing system, please ensure the file supplied is in plain text and does not involve any kind of special embedded formatting as per Endnote or Zotero.  

4. Please use Times New Roman Font, Size 12, and singled-spaced.  

5. Please write your chapter in the US English style.     

6.For additional information about copyright issues, formatting for tables and figures, etc. Please give a careful read to all documentation provided by the editorial, particularly to the document “Full Author Guidelines.”