The Social and Political Inequalities Research Cluster presents a one-day interdisciplinary conference:
“The politics of marginalised groups in the UK and Ireland: Perspectives and approaches”
University of Manchester, 21st September 2016
In the UK and Ireland, there is a growing interest in politically and socially marginalised groups. This one-day conference will provide a platform for students and researchers to come together and discuss their expertise and interests.
We invite papers relating to perspectives and approaches to the study of groups who are considered to be marginalised. We 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.
We welcome papers 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
In order to maximise the impact of this conference participants will have the opportunity to submit a version of their conference paper to be reviewed for a special issue of the Political Perspectives journal.
Please send a short abstract (app. 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 17th of June for consideration as a presenter at this conference.