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Eastern European Exploratory Workshop on Political Attitudes and 
Mentalities, 2015
Second Edition

Workshop Theme: 
Eastern European Democracies
Political Culture Modeling of the Democratic Transitional Polity

 The Eastern European  democracies have inspired the transition to democracy and the consolidation of democracy theories. As rational choice theories, they provide the means to understand the political decision making and governance in the Eastern European democratic regimes. EPAM has been oriented toward a political culture approach. To the aim of further developing this framework EPAM members as well as collaborators are exploring new research areas, new approaches and new methodology which might enhance the political culture approach with more explanatory power. The Eastern European Research Group on Political Attitudes and Mentalities, EPAM, has been trying to achieve a "country case" and a "case-by-case" picture of the Eastern European democracies on the dimensions of political culture, governance, electoral behavior, identity, corruption and clientelism, policy and polity modeling. From the specifics of each Eastern European democratic regime in contemporary Europe, the near future might require an overall picture. Aiming at modeling it, is a most challenging research endeavor.

The 1st Edition of the Eastern European Exploratory Workshop on Political Attitudes and Mentalities has been organized in 2012.  EEEW-PAM'2012  has been initiated and organized by the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, and funded by UEFISCDI, Romania. 
The founding members of EEEW-PAM'2012 and ECPAM'2012 have created a new research community: the European Research Group on Political Attitudes and Mentalities, E-PAM, which joins faculties and researchers from several European countries: Austria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and UK.
The 2015 Edition of EEEW-PAM is organized by EPAM. 
The workshop's main goal is to offer an interdisciplinary framework for exploring the directions of theoretical and experimental research and identifying the areas which could provide for the research and development programs of the EPAM Research Group. The challenging research areas: (1) Political Analysis, (2) Democratic Society and Polity, and (3) Political Methodology.

Founding and current EPAM members, faculty and scholars, research scientists and post-doctoral fellows, master and doctoral students from all European universities are invited to participate in this event designed to shape the future of EPAM research in a fast and dramatically changing Europe. 



ECPAM'2015 is organized by the European Research Group on Political Attitudes and Mentalities, EPAM.
The workshop working language is: English.


Camelia Florela Voinea (University of Bucharest, Romania)

Program Committee

Bojan Todosijević, Institute for Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia.
Chaslav Koprivitsa, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Dimitrios Kotroyannos, University of Crete, Greece.
Emilija Simoska, Institute for Social Political and Legal Research, University ‘Ss Cyril and Methodius’ Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
Ganka Cvetanova, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research (ISPPI) at the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
Ingrida Unikaite-Juntaviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania.
Kostas A. Lavdas, University of Crete, Greece and Tufts University, U.S.A.
Markus Schatten, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Matjaz Uršić, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Petar Atanasov, Institute for Social Political and Legal Research, University of “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” Skopje, Macedonia.
Thomas Fent, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Austria.
Tomaž Deželan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Zoran Pavlovic, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

Submission DeadlineNovember 20th , 2015

Abstracts/Papers Submission Deadline Extended: November 26th, 2015
Acceptance notification: November 30th , 2015
EEEW-PAM’2015 - Virtual Workshop Day: December 2, 2015

PAPER Submission
Papers: short abstracts (300 words); long abstracts (1000 words); full papers (12-15 pages); format: A4, Times New Roman 12, 1.5 spacing; Harvard Style of references.



Visit the conference
 web site: ECPAM’2015

Contact Address: ecpam_conference@yahoo.ro

EEEW-PAM’2015 Workshop: December 2, 2015