Political Psychology Networking Conference for the Post-Communist Region

The Political Behavior Research Group (PolBeRG) at the Central European University (CEU) together with the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) cordially invites you to the Political Psychology Networking Conference for the Post-Communist Region. Conference will be held this fall at the Central European University in Budapest (November 25-27, 2011).

We are interested in receiving papers within the general field of political psychology, particularly on topics related to or with specific implications for the Post-Communist Region. Researchers from Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and scholars specifically doing work on the region are encouraged to submit abstracts in English of up to 250 words in subfields such as (but not limited to):

  • political conflict, violence, and crisis
  • leadership and political personality
  • electoral behavior and public opinion; political communication; political culture, identity, and language
  • political decision making and cognition
  • social inequality and social change
  • new theoretical and methodological developments
  • psychology of survey response

Please include, on each paper proposal, full names and institutional affiliations of all authors, and email and mailing address of the presenting/corresponding authors. We also expect proposals for complete panels of 3-4 papers. Panels should be submitted in a single proposal by the panel chair. Please include all the requested information for each of the papers in the panel, a short panel summary and the panel chair’s name, affiliation, e-mail, mailing address and 100 word (max) biography. We reserve the right to reject panels but accept individual papers submitted as part of a panel.

The conference will also benefit from the presence of Alex Mintz (Editor of Political Psychology and Professor and Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya) and Bert Klandermans (ISPP President and Professor at Vrije Universiteit) who have confirmed their presence as keynotes speakers.

PolBeRG has limited travel funding available. We plan to provide free accommodation and reasonable travel reimbursement for up to 30 participants, for all other accepted applicants there will be no conference fees. Meals will be provided for all contributing participants during the time of the conference. If you wish to receive travel funding, please submit a reasonable travel budget with your abstract. We will only be able to accept reasonable travel budget proposals.


The deadline for applications is September 15.


Further questions and applications should be sent to polberg@ceu.hu.  For additional, up to date, information please visit the PolBeRG website at: http://polberg.ceu.hu/