The World Association of Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) in collaboration with the Research and Expertise Center in Survey Methodology (RECSM, www.upf.edu/survey) and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (www.upf.edu) will hold a regional conference on November 24th-25th of 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The theme of the conference is Political Trust in Contemporary Representative Democracies. Democratic representation seems to be in a crisis, at least from the citizen perspective. This is most notoriously observed in the low and still decreasing levels of political trust in the main institutions of democratic representation (parliaments, governments), social and political institutions of aggregation of interest (political parties and unions), and even international and supranational political and economic institutions. Citizens seem to be more and more critical towards these institutions essential for the political, economic and social order of contemporary representative democracies. The aim of this congress will be to facilitate better research on the topic by increasing scholarly discourse on political trust and by calling for interregional comparative studies with individual or aggregate data on political trust, or for case or cases studies based on innovative measures of political trust and for using innovative survey designs or survey experiments.
*Important Registration Information:
If you are not a WAPOR member already, your registration will include a membership for the 2017 calendar year. To register for the conference you must first determine the membership tier that corresponds with your country of residence. To find this, please visit our website at: http://wapor.org/pdf/Tier_Structure.pdf
Once you have determined your registration tier, please follow the steps in the registration system. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!