Call for Papers

The Politics of Marginalised Groups in the UK and Ireland: Perspectives and Approaches

Abstract Submission Deadline: 17 June 2016, Social and Political Inequalities Research Cluster Conference – 21 September 2016   In the UK and Ireland, there is a growing interest in politically and socially marginalised groups. This conference will provide a platform for students and researchers to come together and discuss their expertise and interests. The cluster are currently inviting papers relating to perspectives and approaches to the study of groups who are considered to be marginalised. The aim to bring together researchers from a range of disciplines such as politics, geography and sociology in order to facilitate interdisciplinary communication. Work relating to methodological issues and new developments in the field are particularly welcome. Papers are welcome on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Approaches to studying socially and politically marginalised groups
  • Parliament, political parties and representation
  • Inequalities in healthcare, housing and education
  • Public services and public policy

Submitted papers may be selected for a special edition of Political Perspectives. If selected, the papers will be subjected to a peer review process by at least two academics with relevant research interests providing authors with extensive feedback. Submissions must not exceed 8000 words in length including references and be accompanied with the name of the author, institutional affiliation and current contact details. Click here to download The Politics of Marginalised Groups Flyer. Please follow the style guidelines: when submitting your papers.

Please send 300 word abstracts to:  

Deadline:  17 June 2016 – Please use “Politics of Marginalised Groups” in the subject line.

 Successful applicants will be notified and informed of paper submission deadlines.

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