Call for Papers Annual Scientific Meeting of the ISPP, Chicago
Call for Papers
Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) July 6th - 9th, 2012 Chicago, USA
'Identity Politics and Politicized Identities. Political Psychology in Times of Contention'
Our times are contentious. Politics concerns the distribution of scarce resources and the working of power relations in society, and the conflicts that arise often pit social groups against one another. The major players often represent cleavages along lines of race, ethnicity, class, religion, and language. When they engage in identity politics, do they trigger the formation of politicized identities, which in turn instigate more contentious politics? Or are they merely exploiting existing cleavages, representing one side in a long-standing dispute for political gain? Finally, how can we explain and thus hope to minimize the wrenching human suffering and loss of life that often accompany these conflicts? The goal of the conference will be to apply political psychology in these important questions.
We welcome panels, papers, posters, roundtables and workshops on any topic in political psychology but particularly in the sections outlined in the official call in the link below. The deadline for submissions of proposals is Friday, February 3, 2012.
For more information and submissions visit the conference website