Call for Papers for a Focus Section on “Group Focused Enmity – Conceptual, Longitudinal, and Cross-National Perspectives Based on Pre-registered Studies”

Dear colleagues,
We are pleased to forward this Call for Papers for a focus section on “Group focused enmity – conceptual, longitudinal, and cross-national perspectives based on preregistered studies” to you, to be published in the International Journal of Conflict and Violence.

We are seeking empirical analyses that
• contribute to the phenomenology of the syndrome of GFE, for example by disentangling the different components of GFE in different cultural contexts (based on cross-sectional data and inter-cultural comparisons) and/or the empirical differentiation of the GFE syndrome from related concepts like ethnocentrism and social dominance orientation.
• focus on intrapersonal and social stability and change in mean values and structure over time, incorporating panel and/or repeated cross-sectional data.
• investigate the causal predictors and consequences of GFE on the basis of longitudinal data analyses and/or experimental data.

Replication studies that fulfil at least one of the three points described above are also welcome.

The focus section will adopt new and innovative approaches in relation to methodological questions. It will include pre-registered studies only, sometimes also referred to as registered reports. Eligible papers can be based on new or existing data, but they have to undergo a pre-registration procedure

Deadline for proposal submission is August 30, 2020.
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We look forward to receiving your submissions.

With best regards,
Maria-Therese Friehs, University of Koblenz-Landau
Patrick Kotzur, University of Osnabrück
Alice Ramos, University of Lisbon
Ulrich Wagner, Philipps-University Marburg