This conference seeks to explore the relationship between feelings of (in)security and emotional needs towards protection and political responses to those feelings and needs. In the current age of insecurity, democracy and political polarization are deeply affected by citizens and non-citizens’ perceptions of security and insecurity and the emotional needs (e.g. feeling appreciated, safe, accomplished, or part of a community) associated to these perceptions. Emotions such as pride, hope, fear, anxiety, anger, hatred are crucial factors in constructing or breaking ties between citizens.

Please send paper proposals to the conference email address, including your abstract (500 words max.), affiliation, and a short bio-note. Indicate to which panel you would like your paper to be considered. The deadline for paper proposal is December 15, 2023.

Invited Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Bethany L. Albertson (The University of Texas at Austin) Co-author of Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World (Robert E. Lane Award 2015)

⌛ Event Dates & Venue

11 Jun - 13 Jun 2024, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm