Proceedings of the 2nd ESTIDIA Conference | IJCCSEC – Volume 2, Issuue 2, 2013 & Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014


© Editura Universitară & ADI Publication

ISSN: 2285 – 3324
ISSN-L: 2285 – 3324
DOI: 10.5682/22853324

Coordinator: Cornelia ILIE


The International Journal of Cross-cultural Studies and Environmental Communication has decided to devote two special issues (Volume 2, Issue 2, 2013 and Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014) to selected papers presented at the 2nd ESTIDIA Conference, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy on 3-5 October 2013. These papers raise and discuss a significant range of current issues related to the theme of the conference “Dialogue-driven Change in the Public Sphere”.

The first of the two special issues (Volume 2, Issue 2, 2013) brings together 17 articles devoted to the following three topics: (1) Multi-voiced discourses in the changing European public sphere; (2) Changing strategies in gendering discourses; (3) The impact of digital environments on citizens’ empowerment.

The second of the two special issues (Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014) features 12 articles pertaining to the following two topics: (1) Socio-political change at the interface of tradition and modernity; (2) Intercultural approaches to educational change. More

International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication (IJCCSEC)



The International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication  is a biannual academic publication, edited by the Intercultural Developement Association, whose aim is to promote new scholarship and research on cross-cultural topics and interdisciplinary studies in humanities and communication.




The main spheres of interest are:

–          history of ideas
–          humanities and science
–          cultural otherness and cultural identity
–          arts and culture
–          media anthropology
–          transnational anthropology
–          gender studies
–          linguistics (socio / psycho-linguistics, ethno-linguistics, cognitive linguistics)
–          communication sciences
–          discourse theory and political analysis
–          environmental communication
–          media studies. More


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Title: The Discourse of Politics in Action. Politics as Usual
Author: Ruth Wodak
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Year: 2011 (paperback)

In The Discourse of Politics in Action. Politics as Usual, Wodak conducts an elaborate and enlightening investigation whose starting point echoes Michel Foucault’s statement: “People know what they do; they frequently know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what what [sic] they do does” (in Wodak 2009). In this light, the main directions pursued in the book are, on the one hand, exploring and explaining “what they [the politicians] do”, and, on the other, articulating “what [their action] does” for/to everyone else, or what consequences politicians’ decisions may have upon various developments and communications in our society. More

Reviewer: Izabela Lazar

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Title: European Parliaments under Scrutiny
Editor: Cornelia Ilie
Series: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture
Publisher: John Benjamins
Year: 2010

European Parliaments under Scrutiny is a collection of 11 studies examining an array of systematic investigations of distinctive interactional aspects of political activity in the parliamentary institution. These studies rely on diverse discursive scenarios when evaluating politicians’ interactions and when appraising the outcomes emerging from these interactions. With expert editorial insight, Ilie has structured the volume in four principal sections, preceded by a comprehensive Introduction. More

Reviewer: Izabela Lazar