Venue: University of Greenwich – Medway Campus, Central Avenue, Chatham ME4 4TB
Conference website: www.learninganddevelopmentbureau.org.uk/conferences
Contact Persons: Dr Patrick or Teisha Windell
Deadline for submission: Ongoing (Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling admission basis as long as space is available)
The Learning and Development Bureau is inviting interested participants to the 2017 International Conference on Politics & Communication with the theme: Paradigms Shift in Voters’ behaviour during Anti-Establishment Blues. The venue is University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Kent, ME4, United Kingdom.
Starting with the election of Francois Holland in France where he claimed that the incumbent Sarkozy and his team were not carrying the French people along. He tied Sarkozy politics to Pro establishment, to the second term election of David Cameron over the polls projections in favour of the labour Party and the June 23, 2016 Brexit elections in the UK, which pronounced the preference of the British people for total control over their borders than closer European union. The surprise victory of Donald Trump over Hilary Clinton at the US elections. Hilary Clinton still had majority of elective votes of 2 million and above over Donald Trump but lost the electoral votes.
In essence, the silent majority, the middle class and the fading industrial cities were not happy and so decided to punish those politicians regarded as pro- establishment. Polls conducted by reliable pollster centres could no longer capture their anger and frustration.
This state of fluidity in democratic practices has thrown up many Political and Development paradigms. In many capital cities of the world new paradigms of development are been evolved. What economic system would be put in place to capture the neglected voters? How can the changes in the global political behaviour be understood? Has trickledown economics failed woefully? Is this the beginning of a progressive disconnect between the cities and suburbs?
Sub Themes and Panel:
Papers are invited but not limited to the following panels.
- Political Parties and the death of traditional ideologies.
- The rise of right wing parties
- Role of Social media in changing political culture
- Media representation and the development needs
- Terrorism and the decline of tolerance culture in western society
- Street Movements and the role of Social Forces
- Refugee crisis and change in political culture
- Twitter as modern Political Medium of Communication
Prospective participants are also welcome to submit proposals for their own panels. Both researchers and practitioners are welcome to submit paper proposals. A special journal publication is planned after the conference.
All accepted papers would be published in a book of readings to be ready during the conference.
Submissions of abstracts (up to 500 words) and full papers should be submitted for consideration through an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission
We accept submission on a rolling admission basis as long as space is available. Submission made less than two weeks to the conference may still be accepted but may not be included in the published conference proceedings.
Conference fee is £240 (£180 for students).
The registration fee includes:
- Conference Bag and folder with materials
- Opportunity for participating in future activities of the Bureau (research & co-editing volumes)
- Meals and drinks for both days of the conference
- WLAN during the conference
- Free copy of conference proceeding – Book of Readings
Presentation of paper through pre-recorded video or remote cast
The organisers of this conference has made arrangements for participants who could not physically attend the conference due to limited budget or other constraints to present their papers through a pre-recorded video or live online video like skype. Such video must be sent to the organiser at least two weeks before the conference.
No-show papers are not allowed. No- show are defined as papers submitted by authors who subsequently did not present the paper in-person (no videos, no remote cast) at the technical meeting.
Presentations by proxies are not allowed, unless explicitly approved before the conference by the technical co-chairs.
Certificate of attendance
All registered attendees will be issued certificate of attendance. This applies to both presenting and non-presenting participants. Participants presenting papers through remote cast or video will also be presented with certificate of attendance provided the presentation was done.
Accommodation and logistics support for applicants
Participants are responsible for finding funding to cover transportation and accommodation costs during the whole period of the conference. This applies to both presenting and non-presenting participants. The Bureau can assist participants to book hotels around the conference venue for around £50 per day. Transportation to the venue is very easy. There are direct train services from London Bridge, London Victoria, London St Pancras. Nearest station is Gillingham or Chatham. The venue is a walking distance from Gillingham train station. The Bureau will not discriminate based on the origin and/or methodological/paradigmatic approach of prospective conference participants. If you require accommodation supports, please inform the conference secretariat at least two weeks to the conference.
Issuance of Visa letter for non-EU participants
The Bureau will issue Visa letter to participants that require UK entry clearance. The British Home Office has a very straightforward procedure, which is not excessively lengthy and the Bureau will also issue early decisions to participants with Visa requirements. The Bureau will only issue invitation letters to presenting participants. Please note that the decision to grant entry clearance is entirely that of the British Home Office and the Bureau.