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"Overcoming Political Violence, Injustice, and Deprivation: Perspectives from Political Psychology"

Call for Papers

Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)
July 14th – 17th 2009
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

"Overcoming Political Violence, Injustice, and Deprivation: Perspectives from Political Psychology"

Conference Program Chairs: Neil Ferguson, Liverpool Hope University College Orla Muldoon, University of Limerick

ISPP 2008-9 President: Cheryl Koopman, Stanford University

Join us for the 2009 ISPP annual scientific meeting in Dublin! The theme of the conference is “Overcoming Political Violence, Injustice, and Deprivation: Perspectives from Political Psychology”.

Political psychology covers a wide diversity of approaches and theories. It has close ties to disciplines such as social and cognitive psychology, political science, neuroscience, philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, sociology, communications, international relations, political economy, and formal theory,
To address this year’s theme, the Program Chairs seek to create a culture of informed discussion and exchange of ideas focused around dealing with political violence, injustice and deprivation in their many guises. Ireland and Dublin offers an ideal backdrop for our meeting focusing on these topics as Ireland, North and South has been actively facing up to these challenges and developing solutions which offer models for other countries.
In the spirit of Irish hospitality, the 2009 ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting aims to create a friendly forum to facilitate constructive dialogue between political psychologists, politicians, and intellectuals, regarding the challenges facing our world. Such collaboration can pave the way toward an improved political psychology, one that not only scrutinizes its progress, but is also able to demonstrate the relevance of our work beyond the academic boarders of our discipline. Proposals are particularly welcomed from junior scholars, members and non-members who share the passion for understanding the psychological underpinnings of politics. In short it’ll be a great time to catch up with old friends, create new ones, challenge some of our ideas and attempt to create solutions to the problems the world currently faces.

Paper and Panel proposals: Each panel includes up to 4 papers addressing a common substantive topic, a chair, and up to two discussants. We accept individual paper submissions, which subsequently will be grouped into panels with similar papers, and will be assigned a chair and discussants. We also accept proposals for complete panels that include all papers and identify the discussant and chair, which can be submitted by the panel chair as a complete session.
Posters: Poster sessions are designed to present research projects in all their phases. Posters can include information on data, results, conclusion, applications, or implementation of instruments and techniques. The aim of poster sessions is to be interactive and to provide exchange and discussion of ideas between the poster’s author and the people viewing the posters. We accept individual poster proposals, which should be submitted to the appropriate section chairs.

Discussants and Chairs
Because every panel will have a chair and a discussant in order to stimulate discussion and valuable feedback, all presenters at the conference will most likely be assigned the role of a discussant or a chair at a panel on which they are not presenting a paper. If you would like to serve in this role for a specific area of study that fits your interests and expertise, you can submit a request through the online submission system.

Roundtables: Roundtables involve two or more presenters who articulate their views on a particular topic. This can be a research area, a particular book, a method, or some other topic. We accept only proposals for whole roundtables, including the participants and a chair, which can be submitted by the roundtable chair. We do not accept individual proposals to join a roundtable.

Workshops: Workshops serve to instruct or give the audience practice in methods for political psychological research or might focus on practical program training relevant to political psychology. Workshops not charging additional fees will be given the same time slot as the other formats. Those wishing to require a fee for materials and/or needing a longer time slot to conduct a workshop should contact the program chair. We accept proposals for workshops, which can be submitted by the workshop chair. We do not accept individual proposals to join a workshop.

There will also be 60-minute keynote addresses as well as 60-minute hot books discussions in which recent ground-breaking books of interest to political psychologists are described or read from by the author(s), and then reviewed by other presenters with time provided for audience questions and comments. These will be solicited for the program by invitation only.
Individual papers and posters, as well as entire panels, roundtables, and workshops can be submitted to a maximum of two of the 10 sections listed below, with one designated as the presenter’s first choice and the other designated as second. Each section is marked with keywords associated with its most relevant topics, to assist participants in identifying the sections that best match their research interests.

2009 – Dublin Sections

Key Words
Political Conflict, Violence, and Crisis
violence, conflict, conflict resolution, reconciliation, amnesty, terrorism, genocide, war, peace, natural disasters, political crises, compassion, volunteering
Intergroup Relations
stereotyping, prejudice, politics of belonging and construction of otherness (religion, gender, class, ethnicity) social dominance, legitimacy.
Leadership and Political Personality
political leaders, presidency, elites, political personality, accountability, reputation.
Electoral Behavior, Participation and Public Opinion
voting, civil society movements, deliberation, activism, cynicism, alienation
Political Communication
mass media, internet, framing, priming, persuasion, advertising, propaganda, political campaigns
Political Culture, Identity and Language
political and national identities, cultural memory and identity, political narratives, discourse analysis, political language.
Political Decision Making
cognition, affect, motivation, information processing, heuristics, biases, impression formation, political learning
Democracy and Civic Development
citizenship, civic engagement, participation, democratic values, social movements, collective action, social justice
International relations, Globalization, macropolitical issues
transitional politics, globalization, international negotiation, global and local economy, societal and environmental change
New Theoretical and Methodological Developments
critical approaches in methodology and theory, interdisciplinary methodologies, areas of controversy, new areas of application.
For proposals that do not fit in any of the other sections please submit as `Other`

The International Society of Political Psychology and the co-chairs for the Dublin 2009 conference emphasize methodological and theoretical plurality in all participations and welcome all approaches and all topics.

Proposal Submission
Submission of proposals opens in mid September 2008. To submit your proposal, visit the ISPP Annual Meeting website at: where you will be able to submit your proposal electronically. The deadline for submissions of proposals will be January 16, 2009.
Please note that all presenters, panel chairs, and discussants will need to register and pay for conference attendance. Also, if your paper submission is accepted, you will be expected to electronically upload a copy of your research paper online by June 23rd for panel chairs, discussants, and public archives. You are also expected to distribute it by email to all members of your panel (other presenters, chair, and discussant) by the same date. Finally, if your submission is accepted, you may be assigned a presentation time on any of the days of the conference.

We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
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