PCS – Politics, Culture and Socialization is in its 8th year, and the editors are always very busy, indeed. Now there is a new assistant to support the editor-in-chief Christ’l des Landtsheer in Belgium.
Ganna Diedkova is a teaching and research assistant at the Political Communication Research Unit at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Since October 2017, Ganna makes part of the editorial board of Politics, Culture & Socialization journal. Currently, she is working on her PhD research that focuses on personalities of political leaders. Next to the academic commitment to the field of political psychology, Ganna is interested in political discourse studies. Her master’s thesis (2017) examined the constructive effects of language during the international tensions. Furthermore, during the master studies in Political Communication at the University of Antwerp, Ganna was involved in a number of projects at the Antwerp Centre for Institutions and Multi-Level Politics (ACIM). Besides her research activities, she provides teaching support in political rhetoric, interpersonal communication and research methods in social sciences.
PCS publishes new and significant work in all areas of political socialization in order to achieve a better scientific understanding of the origins of political behaviors and orientations of individuals and groups.
Political socialization theory and research focus on processes by and structures through which individuals become or do not become politically active and acquire or do not acquire general political knowledge, and particular political beliefs, opinions, attitudes, emotions, values and behavioral intentions.