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Political and Social Trust: Citizens and Context (May 10-11, 2017)

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The Consortium of Trust Research (CONTRE) at University of Tampere and Åbo Akademi University, Finland, has the pleasure of inviting paper proposals to an international conference Political and Social Trust: Citizens and Context. The conference brings together scholars who study the causes and consequences of social and political trust at different levels of society. It consists of keynote addresses by Professor Jonas Linde (University of Bergen) and Professor Eric M. Uslaner (University of Maryland) as well as four thematic panels. The conference is organized as a part of the activities of the Academy of Finland funded project the Consortium of Trust Research – Pathways to Political Trust (CONTRE), in operation since September 2015. The key objective of the project is to understand to what extent short-term factors explain fluctuations in political trust and whether long-term cumulative forces explain gradual change.


Participants should apply by proposing a paper related to the general theme of the conference. Participants can indicate their panel preferences in their submission. Applications should include an abstract of no more than 250 words describing the proposed paper. The deadline for paper proposals is February 22, 2017. Propose your paper here:


Panel chairs will select the papers to be presented at the conference. Those who have proposed papers will be informed about the selection by the end of February 2017. The deadline for registration is March 31, 2017. Link to the registration form will be sent to participants via email. The deadline for full papers is May 1, 2017. There will be no conference fee. The local organizers will cover accommodation costs for two nights as well as lunches and dinners during their stay.


We are looking forward to receiving your proposals!

Elina Kestilä-Kekkonen
Professor (acting), Director of CONTRE

Kimmo Grönlund
Professor, PI of the Åbo Akademi University sub-project of CONTRE