Media, Populism, and the Future of Democracy

POLITICS IN CENTRAL EUROPE, the journal of the Central European Political Science Association, invites submissions of manuscripts for a special issue on the relationship between media, populism and the future of democracy. Submissions addressing developments in the field of politics and media are welcome, and in particular the relationship between the functioning of the media and the rise of populism in its impact on the development of democracy in Europe.

This issue is being produced within the framework of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence project “Media, Populism and Political Stability in the European Union” (MEDIAPOP) and is therefore guest edited by Prof. Matevž Tomšič from the School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, who is also the coordinator of the MEDIAPOP project.

POLITICS IN CENTRAL EUROPE welcomes theoretically informed empirical case studies (based on either qualitative or quantitative methodologies), conceptual and theoretical papers as well as manuscripts from the field of normative political theory. To submit the manuscript for the special issue, please send an abstract of 150 to 200 words to the editors ( The abstract should clearly and concisely address the topic under consideration, the research design, and the main findings of the research. The deadline for the submission of the abstracts is 31 January 2024.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit their manuscripts no later than mid-February 2024. The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 30 June 2024. The special issue is planned to be published in December 2024. Please consult the
guidelines for authors.