The Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG)

invites you at its
2nd International Hellenic Conference on Political Sciences: Communicating in Politics?
3-7 May 2020, in Athens, Greece

(with the endorsement of IPSA RC21, and IPSA RC29: Research Committee 21 on Political Socialization and Education, and Research Committee 29 on Political Psychology, of the International Political Science Association)

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RC 29 – POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY

HEPO2020 Call for Papers

After the organization of seven (7) successful Annual International Conferences (look at Previous Conferences of COMinG), the 2nd International Hellenic Conference on Political Sciences: Communicating in Politics?  (HEPO2020), aims to provide an opportunity for Academics, Professionals and Industry Experts from Politics, with cross-disciplinary interests, to discuss the future directives and innovations in their discipline.

We propose a new interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of empirical and theoretical work that is reflective of a highly dynamic political arena both domestically and internationally. The conference is seeking to receive contributions from scholars who recognise that political science needs to vindicate its relevance by tackling today’s challenges while predicting the themes ahead.

Conference Leaders
*Dr Christian Schnee, Lecturer in Politics, IES – Institute for the International Education of Students, United Kingdom
*Dr Christ`l De Landtsheer, Professor, director of Political Communication Research Unit,  University of Antwerp, Belgium
*Dr Helen Shestopal, Professor, Chair of Psychology and Sociology of Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

We aim to establish a hub for academics that engage with peers over the latest advances and research results in any sub-field of Political Science, International Relations, and especially Political Communication, both in the shape of empirical and theoretical work. The theme of the conference is meant to inspire and bring together academic leaders, researchers, and scholars who like to think outside the box and transcend their disciplinary domain. While offering a forum to established academics we also like to see proposals from a new generation of researchers as well as outstanding research students who like to share their work, receive feedback and exchange ideas with faculty from all around the world. The interesting part is that this conference will take place in parallel with the 6th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management, with the purpose to help experts from different disciplines communicate and exchange.

This year you may present a research paper, a poster, participate in a round table, propose a workshop and or just attend the conference. Please find here all the different formats you can propose for HEPO2020. For paper presentations, please submit your abstract by email to registration@coming.gr  , in .doc file using HEPO2020_Abstract_template. Decisions are reached within 2 weeks after the abstract submission. Deadline to register and to submit full papers will be specified in your acceptance letter.
In case you would like to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organise a panel (session, mini conference), chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Margarita KefalakiPresident, Communication Institute of Greece & V. Professor, Hellenic Open University (kefalaki.margarita@ac.eap.gr).

Submissions deadline for ALL formats proposals: Monday 16 December 2019

Please take a look at the conference Provisional Conference Program

The thematology of this conference, includes, but not limits to ‘Politics and Mass Media’, ‘Political Rhetoric’, ‘Political Psychology’, ‘Political Socialization’, ‘Methods in Political Psychology’ and ‘Political Communication’.We invite papers that address the interface between communication and politics, examine the use of (social) media, visuals, and rhetoric in political campaigns and the presentation, performance and personality of leaders. Cordially welcome are also investigations into communication and political socialization, public opinion formation and political participation. We also hope to see papers that address the interactions between the (social) media and intermediary organisations such as interest groups and political parties. Last but not least, we welcome scholars with an interest in political marketing and PR processes in government and the role the (social) media play in local and informal forms of governance.”
Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to, themes on Political Science, International Relations, and Political Communication:
Political Communication
Media and Politics, Internet and Politics, Political use of (social) media, Political Visuals, Political Metaphor, Political Rhetoric, Deliberative Democracy, Political Campaigns, Political Image, Studies in Perception, Political Impression Management, Presentation, Performance and Personality of Leaders, Communication and Political Socialization, Public Opinion Formation, Political Participation, Communication of Interest Groups and Political Parties, Political Marketing, PR processes in Government, Communication in Local and Informal Forms of Governance, Methods in Political Communication, Political Discourse Analysis.
Political Science
Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Political System, Policy Analysis, Policy Studies, Public Policy, Public Administration, Ideology, Game Theory, Political Economy, Geopolitics and Political Geography, Policy Studies and Public Policy Analysis, Comparative Politics, National Systems, Courts and Judicial Politics, Democratic Innovations, Green Politics, Cross-National Political Analysis, Supranational and Intergovernmental Politics, Political Development, Foreign Policy Analysis, Analytical Politics, Intelligence Governance, Peace Studies, Conflict Analysis, International Law and Politics, Public Administration and Local Government Studies, Political Psychology, Bureaucratic Administrative and Judicial behavior, Legislative Processes and Public Law, Political Methodology, Interdisciplinary Perspective on Violence and Politics.
International Relations
Globalization, Global Governance, International Political Economy, State Sovereignty, Ecological, Sustainability, Nuclear proliferation, Nationalism, Economic Development, Global Finance, Crisis and Global Change, Change and Order in World Politics, Managing Global Capitalism, International Terrorism, Territorial Conflicts, International Security, International Law, Political Theory and International Justice, Principles and Practice of International Ethics, New trends in Foreign Policy Analysis, Diplomacy and International negotiations, European Studies.

Publication
All Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings online with ISBN (abstract book of the conference proceedings).
Selected papers, after the peer review process, will have the possibility to be published in one of the following journals:

*Journal of Education, Innovation and Communication (JEICOM)

*Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching (JALT)

*Cambridge Scholars

*Strategy and Development Review

*Journal of Media Critiques [JMC]

The registration fee is €400 (euro), covering access to all sessions, welcome drinks, 2 lunches, coffee breaks, and conference material. In addition, a number of cultural activities that we call educational events are organized, such as a Greek symposium with music and dinner, a social dinner, a special Athens educational tour, a one-day educational island tour, a day trip to Delphi and an Ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Conference Hotel- Venue
Special arrangements are made with a luxurious hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. The conference hotel will also be our conference venue, which is very convinient for the participants.

The Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG) was established in 2003 in France. In Greece, since 2013, it is an independent academic association that has for mission to become a forum, where academics, researchers, professionals, and friends – from all over the world – can meet in Greece to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.
You are more than welcome to become a member and contribute to the Institute’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form).

For more information please send us an email at info@coming.gr

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