Workshop on Political Psychology Perspectives on Participation and Protest in the Middle East

Sponsored by International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)

March 6, 2015 Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey


09.00 – 09.15          Opening Remarks

09.15 – 11.00           Religion, Values, and the Vote

Chair & Discussant: TBA

Party Voting in Turkey: Explaining the Durability of AKP Support
Melissa Marschall, Rice University
Abdullah Aydogan, University of Houston
Alper Bulut, University of Houston

Who Supports Islamist Parties in the Middle East? Attitudes towards Secularism and Democracy and Party Choice: Evidence from the 2012 Egyptian Election Survey
Ekrem Karakoc, Binghamton University SUNY
Talha Kose, Istanbul Sehir University

Islam and Attitudes towards Democracy
Andre Krouwel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Yordan Kutiyski, Kieskompas
Kerem Yildirim, Koc University

Conservatism with Ideological Polarization: Evidence from Turkey
Ali Carkoglu, Koc University

11.00 – 11.20            Coffee Break

11.20 – 12.30             The Role of Context on Participation Dynamics during and after the Arab Spring

Chair & Discussant: TBA

Pro-Democratic Enclaves and Hybrid Regimes in the Arab Middle East: Accounting for Variation in Type of Regime Change in the Arab Spring
Aviad Rubin, University of Haifa

The Impact of Youth Revolution on Community Participation: A Case Study of the Experience of Yemen
Ahmed Almaweri, Sana’a University

The Part Played by the Media in Driving Voters to the Polls in the Tunisian 2014 Elections
Pierre Lefébure, Université Paris 13
Claire Sécail, LCP-CNRS
Hamida El Bour, IPSI-La Manouba

12.30 – 14.00            Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.15             Psychology of Protest I: Emotions, Threat, Intergroup Contact

Chair & Discussant: TBA

Explaining Political Participation: Traumatic Consequences of Exposure to Collective Political Violence in Israel and Palestine
Daphna Canetti, Haifa University
Shani Fachter, Tel Aviv University
Mira Lindner, University of Haifa
Amal Jamal, Tel Aviv University

Emotions and Political Protest
Cengiz Erisen, TOBB University of Economics and Technology

15.15 – 15.45              Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.00             Psychology of Protest II: Attitudes and Subjective Perceptions
Chair & Discussant: TBA

Justice Considerations and the Social Protest: An Experimental Investigation in Turkey and Israel
Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Gizem Arikan, Yasar University

Participation in Unconventional Political Activism: Turkey from a Comparative Perspective
Cigdem Kentmen, Izmir University of Economics

Female Islamist Demonstrators: Persistence in Protesting
Marwa Fikry Abdel Samei, Cairo University

17.15 – 18.15            General Discussion

For questions and queries, please contact Gizem Arikan, gizem.arikan(at)

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