This is a Call for Papers for the workshop “Higher Education and Civic Participation”, taking place on November 28 and 29 at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) in Hannover. The deadline for abstracts (max 500 words) is September 15. Organizers welcome empirical papers in every status of the research process from various disciplines, but especially Economics, Social Sciences, and Edcuation.
In social research, a positive association between the level
of education and, e.g., political participation has been shown
repeatedly. At the same time, it is still debated whether
there is a causal connection implied with this relationship
and by which mechanisms higher education impacts on
social or political participation.
This workshop particularly welcomes contributions analyzing
such mechanisms. It aims at shedding more light on the
relationship between higher education and civic
participation, be it political participation, civic engagement,
volunteering or other forms. Contributions focusing on
attitudes relevant to civic participation, e.g. democratic
values, political efficacy, or intercultural tolerance, are
welcome as well.
You can find the full call for papers here.