International Society of Political Psychology


‘Citizenship and Social Inclusion’, Kingston University, London, 5th September 2013

Posted by Emma O'Dwyer •

Bringing to a close a series of four events exploring the issue of citizenship, the British Psychological Society Research Board, the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section and Kingston University will host a small group meeting - ‘Citizenship and Social Inclusion: A Multidisciplinary Dialogue’ - on the 5th September 2013.

Members of the organising committee are Evanthia Lyons (Kingston University, London), Clifford Stevenson (Queen’s University, Belfast), Russell Luyt (Anglia Ruskin University), John Dixon (Open University) and Nick Hopkins (University of Dundee).

As well as being a concern for members of the public and politicians, the concept of citizenship is of interest to and has been explored by researchers working in many different domains. This event aims to consider and open up a space to discuss citizenship from a number of disciplinary, methodological and theoretical standpoints. Speakers from the disciplines of social psychology, political science and sociology, as well as practioners, will offer their perspectives on issues such as

  • Meanings of citizenship
  • Social inclusion/exclusion
  • Political participation, activism and civic engagement
  • New spheres of political participation

Confirmed keynote speakers include

  • Professor Bryan Turner (The City University of New York, University of Western Sydney)
  • Professor Jacqueline Van Stekelenburg (VU University, Amsterdam)
  • Professor Basia Spalek (Kingston University, London)

The small group meeting will be held at Kingston University, London (Penrhyn Road campus) from 9:30am – 6pm on the 5th September 2013. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided on the day. Registration is free but places are limited – confirm your place here by Monday 19th August.

A limited amount of bursaries are available for postgraduate social psychology students and junior scholars in the amount of £50, to contribute towards travel costs. These are available on a first come, first served basis, by emailing the below address.

Further details about the location and programme of the small group meeting will be supplied to delegates after registration. Details of suitable accommodation are available on request.

 For further information, please contact Emma O’Dwyer, Kingston University,, phone: 020 8417 2237.


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