CEDIP 2024 : CfP Conference Emotional Dynamics of (In)security and Politics
CEDIP 2024 : CfP Conference Emotional Dynamics of (In)security and Politics

CEDIP 2024 : CfP Conference Emotional Dynamics of (In)security and Politics

Event Date: June 11, 2024 - June 13, 2024
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2024

Call for Papers

CfP: Emotional Dynamics of (In)security and Politics (Saarland University, June 11-13, 2024)

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. We conceptualize emotional needs as politically relevant needs that have roots in perceptions towards threats. They bring the micro level of an individual’s values, affects, identities and social positionings, the meso-level of discourses, social representations and communication, and the macro-level of political reactions through policies that promise to enhance protection together. Fear and insecurity may be driven by actual crises, but also by imagined danger and the way the potential threats are constructed and communicated. Politicians not only engage with shared perceptions and collective insecurity. They may also manipulate and exploit these perceptions, creating demands for more protective policies. Therefore, we are interested in papers that investigate among others: how politicians read insecurity in current societies and whose emotional needs matter in the policy agenda; the role of citizens emotional needs towards protection in the policy-making process; and in which ways politicians intervene in crises and perceptions of threats and insecurity by fostering emotional responses on the part of multi-layered citizens and non-citizens.

We invite contributions to the following panels:

Panel 01: Emotional Responsiveness: Political and Policy Responses to Subjective Insecurity (Prof. Dr. Georg Wenzelburger, Saarland University)
Panel 02: The Role of Emotions for Political Participation in European Democracies (Prof. Dr. Daniela Braun, Saarland University)
Panel 03: Policy Entrepreneurs and Emotional Manipulation: Strategies, Polic Areas, and Level of Governance (Prof. Dr. Moshe Maor, Reichman University)
Panel 04: Narratives, Representations, Migrations and Affective Citizenship (Dr. Cristiano Gianolla & Dr. Lisete Mónico (Centre for Social Studies- Coimbra University)
Panel 05: Political Psychology of Resentful Affects: Frustrations, Insecurities, and Reactionary Preferences (Dr. Tereza Capelos, University of Southampton)
Panel 06: Marginal Populations and Political Emotions: Policy Feedback, Social Empathy and Political Agency (Prof. Dr. Peter Starke, University of Southern Denmark)
Panel 07: Different Framings of Political Messages and Their Social Consequences (Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Hamer, Institute of Psychology Polish Academy of Sciences)
Panel 08: Nationalism, Intersectionality and the Political Space to Manifest Emotions (Dr. Beatriz Carbone, Saarland University)
Panel 09: Emotions in Political Crisis Communication: A Strategic Game Between Fear and Security?! (Katja Demler, Saarland University)
Panel 10: Emotional Responses to European (Regional) Integration: from Europhobia to Euphoria (Stefanie Thurm, Saarland University)

Please send paper proposals to the conference email address [email protected], 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.

There are no conference fees. We welcome papers from junior and advanced colleagues, and papers adopting multidisciplinary approaches

Invited Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Bethany L. Albertson (The University of Texas at Austin)

For queries, please contact: beatriz.junqueira-lage-carbone@


CEDIP 2024 : CfP Conference Emotional Dynamics of (In)security and Politics will take place in Saarbrücken. It’s a 3 days event starting on Jun 11, 2024 (Tuesday) and will be winded up on Jun 13, 2024 (Thursday).

CEDIP 2024 falls under the following areas: POLITICAL SCIENCE, POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY, POLARISATION, POPULISM, etc. Submissions for this Conference can be made by Dec 15, 2023. Authors can expect the result of submission by Jan 15, 2024.

Please check the official event website for possible changes before you make any travelling arrangements. Generally, events are strict with their deadlines. It is advisable to check the official website for all the deadlines.

Other Details of the CEDIP 2024

  • Short Name: CEDIP 2024
  • Full Name: CfP Conference Emotional Dynamics of (In)security and Politics
  • Timing: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)
  • Fees: Check the official website of CEDIP 2024
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Website Link:
  • Location/Address: Saarbrücken

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