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2009 Conferences in Social Sciences – some links and resources

In 2009 there will be a lot of conferences, workshops and meetings in the social sciences on diverse issues. Thus it could be helpful for scholars to sum up some of the main sources to find out what is going on in the fields of political science, sociology, and psychology. remember that this is neither a full list of all meetings, conferences and workshops nor one of all associations and societies in these fields. But still, the main events might be covered at a glance. The first link refers to the association, the second one on the conferences site:

Political Science:

Sociology

Political Psychology

Psychology

Last but not least, my collegue Michael Arfken has collected a lot of links to Conferences and Meetings in the fields of Psychology and Political Science that are related to his research and teaching interests.

ISPP 2009 Conference – Call for Papers

We are interested in organizing several panels for the ISPP 2009 Conference in Dublin, Ireland and would like to encourage any scholars interested in the following topics to submit an abstract by December 15, 2008. If you need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact either of the panel organizers.

Section 6: Political Culture, Identity, and Language

Processes of change often referred to as globalization have a significant impact on the everyday experiences of individuals throughout the world. To the extent that these experiences contribute to particular individual and collective identities, we may be witnessing an unparalleled transformation in the fabric of political culture. While much research within political science and
psychology has focused on attitudes, value orientations, and political preferences, there has been relatively little research on the way globalization gives rise to unique political subjects and cultures.

The purpose of this panel is to bring together scholars interested in discussing theoretical and empirical innovations at the intersection of globalization, political culture, and subjectivity.

If you are interested in participating in this panel, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to the panel organizer:

Dr. Rolf Frankenberger
University of Tübingen
Institute for Political Science
rolf.frankenberger@uni-tuebingen.de

Section 10: New Theoretical and Methodological Developments

The idea of the subject has played a crucial role in politics and psychology. While other disciplines may explore the historical circumstances that give rise to modern political institutions or the economic conditions that favor one form of government over another, the concept of the subject enables political scientists and psychologists alike to focus on the psychological processes that contribute to specific interpretations of social/political reality.

Yet within political psychology, the very idea of the subject rarely undergoes significant scrutiny. This is particularly troubling as various conceptions of the subject may inadvertently support specific political institutions rather than serve as a point of departure for interrogating the dominant features of modern society.

The purpose of this panel is to bring together scholars interested in discussing the role that subjectivity plays in political psychological theorizing. In particular, we encourage proposals that draw attention to the concept of intersubjectivity.

If you are interested in participating in this panel, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to the panel organizer:

Dr. Michael Arfken
University of Prince Edward Island
Department of Psychology
marfken@upei.ca

2009 International Society of Political Psychology Conference
Dublin, Ireland
July 14-17, 2009


Panel Submission Due: December 15, 2008


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