Journals Higher Education

More Information about this Series

Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

Digital communication technologies are now central to our understanding of political, social, economic, and cultural life. Initiated in 2008, this book series brings together scholars with an interest in understanding the information and communication environments which shape, and are shaped by, politics. The series is concerned with theoretical and conceptual debates, institutions and behavior, and policy issues. It provides an important, high-profile publishing outlet for a range of talented authors, both established and up-and-coming.

Books in the series analyze the politics of new communication technologies, broadly defined. They may summarize and criticize existing literature as well as provide new departures.

The series is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, drawing upon perspectives in media and communication, political science, international relations, sociology, policy sciences, law, public administration, cultural studies, economics, management, information science, and human geography.

Series books have been recognised with multiple distinguished international book awards.

Possible Subject Areas

Below is a list of indicative subjects, in no particular order. This is not meant to be exclusive; there are of course many more excellent topics that could be added.

The power and politics of platforms and algorithms.
Digital communication technologies and collective action.
Global civil society online.
The internet of things.
Political extremism online.
Alternative news sites.
The alt-right.
The current state of the social determinism versus technological determinism debate.
Parties and digital campaigning.
New challenges for media regulation.
The impact of online democratic engagement on policy
ICTs and development.
Digital politics in China.
Online political learning and public opinion.
Reappraising the debate about online "filter bubbles."
Changes in political journalism, news production, and consumption.
Legislators' use of digital media.
Citizen participation in online discussion.
The evolution of the digital economy.
Transnational mobilization.
Citizenship and political efficacy.
Global internet governance.
Gender, race, and class online.
Online democracy and theories of representation.
Online surveillance.
International relations and cybersecurity.
Fragmenting audiences.
Law and policy debates on free speech online.
Who owns digital media?
The changing nature of digital divides.
The history of the internet and social media.
Digital technology and the media effects debate.
Evolving data on uses of the net.
Social software and social media: design, technologies, tools, and techniques.

Members of the following scholarly associations will be especially interested in this series:

American Political Science Association, especially the 'Information Technology and Politics', 'Political Communication', and 'Science, Technology and Environmental Politics' Sections.
UK Political Studies Association, especially the 'Media and Politics' Group.
British International Studies Association, especially the 'International Communications' Working Group.
International Communication Association, especially the ‘Political Communication,’ Journalism Studies, 'Communication and Technology', 'Organizational Communication', and 'Mass Communication' Sections.
International Studies Association, especially the 'International Communication' Section.
American Sociological Association, especially the 'Communication, Information and Technology', and 'Political Sociology' Sections.
International Sociological Association.
British Sociological Association, especially the 'Sociology of Media Study Group'.
Association of Internet Researchers.
US Cultural Studies Association.
UK Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association.
European Communication Research and Education Association.
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
American Association of Public Opinion Research.
American Society for Public Administration.
International Association for Media and Communication Research.
Society for Social Studies of Science.
Digital Government Society of North America.
Society for the History of Technology.
Association for Computing Machinery.
Association for Information Systems.

How to Submit a Proposal

Potential authors should submit a covering letter, a copy of their CV or résumé, a book proposal, and sample chapters from the work (if available) to the series editor, Andrew Chadwick by email ( in both Word and PDF format (see contact information at the bottom of this page).

About the Series Editor

Andrew Chadwick is Professor of Political Communication in the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture and the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University For more information, visit and

For queries and to make contact by email, please use this contact form.