CONFERENCE INFORMATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Citizens, parties and political action: Political participation and the UK General Election 2015
Wednesday 4 February 2015, 9.30 am – 5 pm
The Division of Politics and International Relations at Nottingham Trent University is pleased to invite participants to this conference which will run three panels:
* Panel 1: Beyond the mainstream 1: The emergence of ‘new’ parties across Europe
* Panel 2: Beyond the mainstream 2: The emergence of ‘new’ parties across the UK
* Panel 3: Mobilising political action: The challenges of class, ethnicity, gender and age -based political participation inequalities.
The conference will culminate in a roundtable session, comprising national speakers as well as representatives from political parties, and will address a question of crucial significance for the future health of UK democracy, “Should 16 and 17 year olds be given the vote?”
In particular, we would very much welcome abstract submissions from PhD students and early-career researchers, as well as from more experienced academic researchers and citizenship and election professionals.
Full details about the conference can be found at the conference web-site at: www.ntu.ac.uk/Election2015Conference<http://www.ntu.ac.uk/Election2015Conference