Konferencja: Social and Political Movements... - zgłoszenia

Social and Political Movements, Leaders, Education and Communication. Challenges and Expectations in the Age of Globalization IPSA's RC 21-29 International Expert Conference Lublin, Poland, September 11-13, 2014 (Thursday - Saturday).


Placeofevent: The Faculty of Political Science, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS), Lublin, Poland

Organization: A joint conference of the Research Committee on Political Socialization and Education (RC21) and the Research Committee on Psycho-Politics (RC29) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), and the Faculty of Political Science of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.

Social and political movements are still the main determinants for the analyses of the political scenes in the modern world. In addition to traditional political movements (such as conservative, liberal, social democratic or populist ones) new social movements – like feminist, pacifist or environmental social movement – emerge and gain political and cultural importance. Members of civil societies exercise their political rights and constantly associate in many organizations of various political purposes. Therefore, there are questions about the role of various social and political movements and their activities, ideological transformation, organizational problems, issues of leadership, education and  how they communicate with their audiences. In other words: what are the opportunities and expectations of social and political movements in the increasingly complex world? We are looking forward to discussing these important issues with colleagues around the world.

Preliminary program:

  1. Plenary session.
  2. Panels:
  • Political and social movements. Theoretical approach.
  • Social, economic and political frames of the activities of social movements.
  • Promoting of the Lublin region in the context of processes of education and political socialization.
  • The youth in processes of education and political socialization.
  • New media in the processes of education and political socialization.
  • New social movements in the age of globalization.
  • The social and political leadership in relation to the challenges of globalization.
  • Changing communication patterns in the age of globalization.
  • Local communities in the age of globalization.
  • Social and political movements in relation to the challenges of 21st Century.

The conference language will be English. Well-researched conference papers in English will have the opportunity to be published in Politics, Culture and Socialization, a joint quarterly-periodical by RC21 & RC29, which could be abstracted by International Political Science Abstracts by IPSA (International Political Science Association) and in Annales UMCS: Political Science www.versita.com/ausp

All paper proposals should be no more than one page, single-spaced, and should include the following information:

  1. Author(s) name, title, and institutional affiliation.
  2. Contact details of first named author.
  3. Paper title.
  4. The full paper proposal.

A person may submit no more than two proposals (including both single-authored and co-authored papers). Individuals will be limited to two acceptances (at least one of which must be multi-authored) and only one opportunity to present research at the conference.

Important Deadlines:

  • April 20, 2014: deadline for paper proposals,
  • April 30, 2014: acceptance of proposals,
  • May 30, 2014: deadline for registration, necessary to prepare and send letters of invitation to facilitate the getting of a visa,
  • August 31, 2014: full paper submission deadline.

Conference Fees:

€150Euro/$200 USD/600 PLN

Conference fee includes registration and administration costs, meals during the conference, publication of selected papers, as well as the extra events (Lublin guided walking tour, trip to Kozlowka Palace, trip to Lviv). Not included are traveling costs and accommodation.

Account numbers to transfer money:

in USD: PL96114010940000290516001014 with the adnotation “IPSA”
Bank Code: 11401094
in PLN: 73 1140 1094 0000 2905 1600 1137 with the adnotation “IPSA”

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
pl. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 5
20-031 Lublin

Extra event Announcements:

1. Lublin walking tour through the Old Town with the guide.
2.Trip to Kozlowka Palace (the large rococo and neoclassical palace complex from 18th century located in Lublin Voivodeship).
3. Trip to Lviv, Ukraine (the capital of the historical region of Galicia and one of the main cultural centres of today's Ukraine).

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) is the largest public higher education institution in eastern Poland, situated in Lublin, an academic city combining different cultures and traditions. The uniqueness of the University’s scientific and educational offer lies in its diverse and broad range. We offer study programmes at 11 Faculties, including Faculty of Political Science. The UMCS has an established position in teaching sciences: natural sciences, mathematics and computer science have been popular for years. The humanities, studies of modern languages and political science are also the domain of our University on the academic map of not only Lublin but also of Poland. The University also offers new courses, e.g. internal security or East European Studies, and introduces new specializations to meet the changing labour market. The University cooperates with business circles and other universities at home and abroad. The UMCS implements solutions intended to internationalize the University, intensify exchange of the research/teaching staff and students with foreign centres, and introduces programs owing to which renowned professors all over the world visit the university.


Travel to Lublin:

Travel details will be published in further notes.


Conference Accommodation:

The list of hotels in Lublin city center (and information on discounts for conference participants) will be published in further notes. The conference organizers will provide free meals during the conference sessions for those participants, but the accommodation costs have to be paid by participants themselves.


Contact Information:

Conference Host: Maria Marczewska-Rytko Prof., Vice Dean for Scientific Research and International Cooperation, Faculty of Political Science, UMCS; a President of RC21 IPSA (m_marczewska@yahoo.com). Request for further information may be sent to coordinators: Marcin Pomarański, Ph.D. (mpomaran@gmail.com), Wojciech Ziętara, Ph.D, (wzietara@intria.pl), Jakub Nowak, Ph.D., Dorota Maj.

Any questions regarding the conference may be also sent to the conference co-chair Christ’l De Landtsheer, Prof. (christl.delandsheer@ua.ac.be).