Conference for Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics

Call for Papers

We kindly invite paper proposals for the 2016 Conference for Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics (CIAP2016) on Emotions in Politics & IR. Keynote addresses will be given by Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society, and Professor Elizabeth Frazer, Head of Oxford University’s Department of Politics and International Studies.

We welcome proposals from scholars within the humanities and social sciences on the following, non-exhaustive list of issues and themes. Our website will also soon list finalised panels, which may provide further guidance.

  1. The importance and role of emotions in Politics and International Relations;
  2. Particular emotions (e.g. 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).

Submission guidelines

If you are interested in participating in our conference, please send a 200-400 word abstract to by 20 June 2016.

Postgraduate researchers are encouraged to apply, and a limited number of travel bursaries may be available. We also welcome papers on interdisciplinary approaches to study emotions in politics.

To learn more about CIAP2016 please visit our website at:

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