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CIAP2016 – Emotions in Politics

Date - Thursday, 20th October 2016 - Friday, 21st October 2016 (All Day)


20 & 21 October 2016, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Call for Panels

We kindly invite panel proposals for the 2016 Conference for Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics (CIAP2016) on Emotions in Politics. Provisionally, keynote addresses will be given by Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society, and Professor Elizabeth Frazer (University of Oxford).

Postgraduate researchers are particularly encouraged to apply, and a limited number of travel bursaries is available. We welcome proposals from scholars within the humanities and social sciences on the following, non-exhaustive list of issues and themes:

  1. i) The importance and role of emotions in Politics and International Relations
  2. ii) Particular emotions (i.e. love; contempt; anger; empathy; disgust; pain; remorse) and their connection to specific moral, political, legal and social problems (i.e. governance; security; justice and injustice; toleration; friendship; moral duty and political obligation; political responsibility; moral conflict and the problem of dirty hands; civil disobedience, protest and resistance; political disenchantment and civic disengagement).

In particular, we welcome papers on interdisciplinary approaches to study emotions in politics.

Submission guidelines

Please send panel proposals to ciap@leeds.ac.uk by 18 April 2016. Submissions should consist of a panel title, a 250-300 word abstract outlining the rationale for the panel proposed, and a short biography of the proposed panelists and the chair/discussant.

To learn more about CIAP2016 please visit our website.

CIAP2016 is graciously sponsored by the British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network (BISAPGN); the Political Studies Association (PSA) Political Thought group, and the School for Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Leeds.