Established in 2013, the Anti-Politics specialist group is dedicated to providing a forum for researchers examining those processes throughout society that seem to have marginalised normative political debates and fostered an air of disengagement, disaffection and disinterest in politics. Although these topics have been the subject of much research and academic debate for some time, scholars interested in these ‘anti-political’ phenomena have tended to talk past each other rather to each other. The purpose of this group is hence to foster interaction, collaboration and debate amongst researchers focusing on these disparate but potentially interconnected areas of research.

If you would like further details or are interested in becoming a member of the Anti-politics specialist group please email or contact the group convenors

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Gergana Dimova

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Winchester

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The exhibition takes places entirely online between 1-5 November 2021 and is organised by Chris Monaghan (University of Worcester) and Matthew Flinders (University Sheffield).
The Anti-Politics Specialist Group of the UK Political Science Association is issuing a call for papers related to the theme of “The Emotional Dynamics of Anti-Politics” for the Annual Conference of the UK Political Science Association, University of York, April 10-13, 2022. The panels will have four main thematic pillars as described in the attached document. Please send an abstract to Gergana Dimova at by October 13th 2021.