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TAISP 2014 : Theory, Action, and Impact of Social Protest 2014


When Mar 28, 2014 - Mar 29, 2014
Where Canterbury, Kent (UK)
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2014
Categories    social protest   interdisciplinary   social movements   political behaviour

Call For Papers

Following a number of requests we are pleased to announce that we have extended the submission deadline for the 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Movements to the 28th February 2014. To submit your proposal, please send an email and an abstract (300-500 words) to

The conference features two keynote speakers, Professor Bert Klandermans (VU University Amsterdam) and Professor Jane Wills (Queen Mary University), both of whom are recognised as world leading experts in social protest and political behaviour.

The conference, sponsored by the Social Psychology Section of the BPS and the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust, is held at the University of Kent in the beautiful city of Canterbury on the 28th and 29th of March.

The conference will also host the official launch the Interdisciplinary Network for Social Protest Research (INSPR).

Updates, further details and full submission details:

Full Call For Papers:

Social movements shape the political, social and economic climate not only of the country in which they originated but also in others around the world. From an academic point of view, the study of political mobilization is an area that is subject to, and benefits from, interdisciplinary perspectives.

The aim of this meeting is to explore social movements from a variety of academic lenses and to further develop links between disciplines on the study. The conference will be an opportunity to officially launch the Interdisciplinary Network for Social Protest Research (INSPR).

Themes of the conference include:

- Past and present collective actions
- Social and political theory
- Motivation, mobilization, or outcomes
- Methodology
- Macro- and micro- processes
- Art in and from protest
- Legal or economic implications and considerations
- Other related topics


To submit your proposal, please send an email to Deadline for submissions of presentations, poster or symposia is February 14th 2014.


The conference is sponsored by the British Psychological Society – Social Psychology Section ( and Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn trust(

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