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Citizenship and Social Inclusion: A Multidisciplinary Dialogue

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University London

Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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Bringing to a close a series of four events exploring the issue of citizenship, the British Psychological Society Research Board, the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section and Kingston University will host a small group meeting - ‘Citizenship and Social Inclusion: A Multidisciplinary Dialogue’ - on the 5th September 2013.

As well as being a concern for members of the public and politicians, the concept of citizenship is of interest to and has been explored by researchers working in many different domains. This event aims to consider and open up a space to discuss citizenship from a number of disciplinary, methodological and theoretical standpoints. Speakers from the disciplines of social psychology, political science and sociology, as well as practioners from organisations such as DEMOS, will offer their perspectives on issues such as

  • Meanings of citizenship
  • Social inclusion/exclusion
  • Political participation, activism and civic engagement
  • New spheres of political participation

Confirmed keynote speakers include

  • Professor William H. Dutton (University of Oxford)
  • Professor Basia Spalek (Kingston University, London)
  • Professor Bryan Turner (The City University of New York, University of Western Sydney)
  • Professor Jacqueline Van Stekelenburg (VU University, Amsterdam)

The event is designed to be interactive; the programme includes 3 round table discussions to facilitate a dialogue between those who face obstacles to political and civic engagement or work with those who do, and academics from different disciplines who are interested in these issues. These sessions will provide a forum where participants and speakers will share insights and solutions to problems, and generating useful research questions for future research. 

We therefore welcome participants from representatives of community, public, private and charity organisations, think tanks, as well as academics to contribute to this event. 

The small group meeting will be held at Kingston University, London (Penrhyn Road campus) from 9:30am – 6pm on the 5th September 2013. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided on the day. Registration is free but places are limited - please book your place by Monday 26th August.

A limited amount of bursaries are available for postgraduate social psychology students and junior scholars (up to 3 years after award of PhD) in the amount of £50, to contribute towards travel costs. These are available on a first come, first served basis, by emailing the below address.

Further details about the location and programme of the small group meeting will be supplied to delegates after registration. Details of suitable accommodation are available on request.

Members of the organising committee - Evanthia Lyons (Kingston University, London), Clifford Stevenson (Queen’s University, Belfast), Russell Luyt (Anglia Ruskin University), John Dixon (Open University) and Nick Hopkins (University of Dundee).

For further information, please contact Emma O’Dwyer, Kingston University, email:, phone: 020 8417 2237.





Have questions about Citizenship and Social Inclusion: A Multidisciplinary Dialogue? Contact Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University London

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Kingston University
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road Campus
KT1 2EE Kingston Upon Thames
United Kingdom

Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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