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April 2014

24 Koc University: Eurasian Peace Science Conference

Sponsor: Koc University

Dates: April 24, 2014-April 27, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: January 31, 2014

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Website: http://conflictstudiescenter.ku.edu.tr/upcoming_conference.html

Conference Description: 

We invite proposals for the Fifth Eurasian Peace Science Conference which will take place on 24-27 April, 2014 at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. The Conference’s goals are to broaden cooperation among Eurasian and Middle Eastern peace science scholars, encourage interaction with the worldwide peace science community, and bring together research on conflict and peace-related topics from throughout the world.

All aspects of the peace science field are welcome, including: (a) empirical and theoretical analyses of peace, political violence and peaceful resolution, (b) dataset presentations on conflict and peace-related topics, (c) economic and political causes and consequences of international and domestic violence encompassing war, ethnic conflict, and terrorism, (d) contemporary regional conflicts in Eurasia and Middle East, (e) security and foreign policy, (f) conflict analysis, management, and resolution, and (g) macro and micro level studies of conflict.
The 2014 Conference will be held simultaneously with the Spring Meeting of the ENCoRe (European Network for Conflict Research) which will take place on 24-26 April. Further information about ENCoRe and their previous meetings can be found at the following address: http://www.encore.ethz.ch.

All submissions before January 31, 2014 will be considered for the conference. Proposals after that date will only be considered if there are presentation slots available. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply.
To submit a proposal click here.
Center for Conflict Studies, Koç University
Belgin San Akca & Resat Bayer (directors)

24 (NEPSA) New England Political Science Association: New England Political Science Annual Meeting (2014)

Sponsor: New England Political Science Association

Dates: April 24, 2014-April 26, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: December 13, 2013

Location: 14 The Green, Woodstock, VT, United States

Website: http://nepsanet.org/

Conference Description: 

The New England Political Science Association invites proposals for papers and panels to be presented at its 2014 annual meeting at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont. In NEPSA’s 65th year, we continue to welcome a broad array of panel and paper proposals reflecting the various subfields of our discipline. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail, with the proposal in the message text (please do not send attachments), to the relevant section head. Those unsure of the appropriate section may submit to more than one but must inform the relevant section heads of parallel submissions.

Due to an anticipated high volume of submissions from faculty and advanced graduate students, we are unable to accept submissions from undergraduates. However, we enthusiastically encourage faculty who involve undergraduates in their scholarship to bring students to the conference as co-presenters where appropriate.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13th, 2013. Notifications will be sent out to submitters in mid-January.

For more information about the conference, please consult the NEPSA website: http://nepsanet.org/.

25 University of Toronto Centre for Ethics: New Frontiers in Ethics

Sponsor: University of Toronto Centre for Ethics

Dates: April 25, 2014-April 26, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: January 17, 2014

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Website: http://ethics.utoronto.ca

Conference Description: 

***Call for Papers***
New Frontiers in Ethics
The 2nd Annual University of Toronto Centre for Ethics Graduate Student Conference

April 25th-26th, 2014

Keynote Speakers
Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka, authors of Zoopolis

Recent work in ethics, political theory and philosophy has begun to challenge the scope and nature of the moral and political community. Some of these ‘new frontiers’, coming from work by gender, queer, and disability theorists, challenge our understanding of what it means to be human, and the basis of our obligations/moral relations with other humans. Others, however, have begun to suggest we must go ‘beyond humanism,’ and that an adequate morality, and political theory, must consider and include environmental concerns, non-human animals, and our relations with and to technology.

The graduate students at the University of Toronto Centre for Ethics invite papers exploring these and related issues. We welcome submissions from all related disciplines, including philosophy, political theory, political science, bioethics, etc. Those whose work is critical of the theme(s) are also encouraged to apply, as well as comparative ethical approaches (including non-Western ethics), and submissions grounded in the history of political thought or philosophy. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

? Posthumanism
? Transhumanism (including work on artificial intelligence and new medical ethics)
? Ethical and political discussions of (and obligations toward) non-human animals
? Environmental ethics and the place of environmental concerns in moral theory
? Disability studies
? Gender studies and queer theory
? Global justice

Deadline for Submission: January 17th, 2014

Interested participants should send an abstract of their paper, not exceeding 500 words, to [email protected] Submissions must be in PDF format and prepared for blind review. In your email, please include your name, abstract title, and institutional affiliation. Only one submission per author.

Panels will have faculty discussants from a variety of disciplines at the University of Toronto. Keynote presentation and reception to take place April 25th. Some travel funds may be available (amount and availability TBD).

For more information, please contact us at [email protected]

25 (NYSPSA) New York State Political Science Association: 2014 NYSPSA Annual Conference

Sponsor: New York State Political Science Association

Dates: April 25, 2014-April 26, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: November 15, 2013

Website: http://www.nyspsa.org/annual-conference/

Conference Description: 

The New York State Political Science Association invites proposals for panels or individual papers for our 2014 Annual Conference. The conference provides an excellent venue for academics, researchers, students and professionals in private and public organizations to discuss issues and share their work related to political science and associated disciplines. We welcome proposals from history, philosophy, psychology, gender studies, economics, law, organizational studies, and sociology as well as interdisciplinary proposals. Conference highlights include NYSPSA awards for the best conference student and faculty/practitioner papers.

NYSPSA prohibits multiple paper submissions. Only one paper submission per person will be accepted. However, a paper presenter may also serve as a chair or discussant on another panel or roundtable. Questions should be directed to the conference Program Chair or appropriate Section Chair (see below).

If you are proposing a paper, please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words. If you are proposing a full panel please note that all proposed panels should have a minimum of three papers and a maximum of five.

26 (COMPASS) Comparative Politics Association at UCLA: 3rd Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Politics: “Elections and Political Parties”

Sponsor: Comparative Politics Association at UCLA

Dates: April 26, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: December 23, 2013

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Website: http://cprg.polisci.ucla.edu/COMPASS/COMPASS2.html

Conference Description: 

The Comparative Politics Association at UCLA (COMPASS) invites submissions to its third annual Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Politics addressing the theme of Elections and Political Parties on Saturday April 26 2014, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for graduate students to present their work and receive feedback from peers and experts in the field of Comparative Politics. Faculty from UCLA will serve as session chairs and will provide comments, with fellow PhD students serving as discussants.

We invite submissions from graduate students, as well as recent PhDs, in Comparative Politics. Topics for papers focus around the three broad themes below:

Political Parties: How can programmatic parties be encouraged in developing democracies? How are parties adapting to technological innovations to spread campaign messages? What explains the rise of far-right parties across Europe? How do we measure party nationalization?

Elections: How can accountability be secured in low-information environments? How can electoral integrity be safeguarded? What explains variation in election timing? What predicts election related violence?

Electoral systems: How do electoral system effect style of governance and public policies? What is the effect of electoral systems on legislatures? How does the previous authoritarian regime affect the electoral system of emerging democracies?

We welcome papers that study elections and political parties in developed and developing democracies, authoritarian or post-conflict regimes. Innovative use of qualitative or quantitative methods will be rewarded by the selection committee. Selected papers will be grouped with other papers into panels with a unifying theme.

To be considered, each prospective participant should submit a paper abstract (max. 250 words) to COMPASS organizers at [email protected] by December 23, 2013. The abstract should highlight the intended research method that will be used. Successful applicants will be expected to email their papers by April 16, 2014. There will be an award for best paper presented at the close of the conference. Only papers submitted by the above date will be eligible for this award. For further information, please email the above email address.

The conference will take place at the Department of Political Science, UCLA. It is expected that participants come for the entire day. Limited funds will be available for participants coming from outside Southern California. If your paper is accepted, we will do our best to accommodate your funding needs.

27 (RSA) Regional Studies Association: RSA Global Conference 2014

Sponsor: Regional Studies Association

Dates: April 27, 2014-April 30, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: February 23, 2014

Registration Deadline: February 23, 2014

Location: Fortaleza, Brazil

Website: http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/regional-studies-association-global-conference-2014

Conference Description: 

From Vulnerable Places to Resilient Territories: The Path to Sustainable Development

In a world emerging from widespread crisis, some regions thrive and have been strengthened whilst others struggle to recover. Unforeseen events affect regions unevenly, presenting at once opportunities and challenges, prosperity and deprivation. How regions emerge from negative or positive shocks depends on their capacity to learn from their own experience and from that of others, as well as their ability to adapt to new environments in a global economy.

The RSA 2014 International Conference in Brazil will focus on thinking about paths, policies and ideas to strengthen vulnerable places and to develop cohesive and resilient territories. We acknowledge that only adaptive and flexible regions can succeed in an ever-changing world. This conference offers to all those who share an interest in regional and urban issues an opportunity to explore and discuss these key issues. Our discussions will be stimulated and enriched by the RSA’s well established tradition of embracing and accepting diverse perspective, disciplinary backgrounds and ideas.

Conference Themes:

Clusters and Smart Specialisation
Innovation and Knowledge
Culture and Creativity as a Driver of Regional Growth and Employment
Developing Rural and Peripheral Regions
The Geography of Crime
Labour Markets and Migration
Land Use and the Real Estate Market
Mega Events and Regional Development
Regional Challenges in Health and Education
Policies for Regional Growth and Development
Regional Integration and Spillovers
Spatial Justice and Inequalities
Spatial Planning and Infrastructure
Sustainability – Climate Change, Environment, Energy and Food Security
The Geography of Finance
Urbanisation and Cities
Regional Policy in Emerging Economies
Leading Regions
Region to Region Trade
Economic Development Strategies and Planning

30 Proposal deadline, University of Mannheim, University of Essex, Washington University in St. Louis: EITM Europe Summer Institute 2014

Sponsor: University of Mannheim, University of Essex, Washington University in St. Louis

Dates: June 14, 2014-June 27, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: April 30, 2014

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2014

Location: Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Website: http://eitm.sowi.uni-mannheim.de

Conference Description: 

Over the past years, the University of Mannheim has run the EITM Europe Summer Institute five times and will continue its activity from June 14 to June 27 2014. In addition to training, EITM Europe has become the summer institute with the largest worldwide network among young academics interested in the highest standard of scholarly research in Europe. EITM is training a new generation of political scientists and political economists, who are interested in integrating theoretical and empirical research to advance our understanding in politics. Outside Europe EITM takes place only at the most distinguished universities in two formats, an alternating with Harvard (2002), Michigan (2003, 2006 and 2009), Duke (2004 and 2008), UC-Berkeley (2005, 2010), UCLA (2007) and Chicago (2011), and a regular format at WashU (since 2002). A typical feature of EITM is that outstanding senior scholars teach the advanced program and thereby create a worldwide network among EITM participants.

The 2014 EITM Europe program will include a class on theoretical and empirical foundations taught by James Lo and Randy Calvert from June 14 to June 19. The theoretical models adressed span game theory, spatial theory, public choice theories, agent-based and behavioral economics models as well as general equilibrium models. Empirical methods covered include inferential and Bayesian statistics, experimental and computational methods, and quantitative text analysis. The second class on Accountability and Violence is taught by Ethan Bueno de Mesquita and lasts from June 23 to June 27. All classes start at 9am until 12am, and from 2pm to 5pm. As in previous years, about four evening lectures will present applications to the study of Europe, including formal models and empirical analyses of European decision making. Applications are accepted via the Essex Summer Institute Website (select special course “EITM Europe”).

For selected PhD Students and PostDocs we are able to offer partial reimbursement of accommodation/ travel and tuition fees due to generous financial assistance by the ECPR and SGEU. Applications for stipends should be sent directly to [email protected], including a CV and reference letter by an advisor.

May 2014

01 Proposal deadline, College of Wooster: Mentoring Conference for New Research on Gender in Political Psychology

Sponsor: College of Wooster

Dates: October 09, 2014-October 12, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: May 01, 2014

Location: Wooster, OH, United States

Website: http://genderandpolipsych.com/

Conference Description: 

This mentoring conference aims to achieve the goal of young female scholars studying political psychology to receive mentoring and to create an ’intentional networks’ of scholars. Such networks should work to keep female scholars from leaving academia through the ‘leaky pipeline,’ which remains a problem for the field of political science in particular and academia more generally.

08 (BCPSA) British Columbia Political Science Association: BCPSA Annual Conference

Sponsor: British Columbia Political Science Association

Dates: May 08, 2014-May 09, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: February 28, 2014

Location: Richmond, BC, Canada

Website: None provided

Conference Description: 

The Annual General Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association will be held Thursday, May 8th and Friday, May 9th, 2014, at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus (Richmond, B.C., Canada). Richmond, British Columbia’s fourth-largest city, is the site of the Vancouver International Airport and directly adjoins the City of Vancouver, being easily accessible via public transit.

The BCPSA welcomes papers on a wide variety of topics from any theoretical perspective and across the breadth of the discipline.

Participation is open to all political scientists and others with a scholarly interest in politics. Participants from outside Canada are most welcome.

Graduate students are encouraged to attend the conference and give papers. Doctoral candidates may submit their proposals and papers directly to the conference organizer; MA students are asked to submit their proposals and papers through a supervising faculty member.

If you would like to present a paper or organize a panel, please submit a proposal (150-200 words) by email to:

Gregory Millard ([email protected]) or Ross Pink ([email protected])
Department of Political Science
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Surrey, B.C.

08 (BCPSA) British Columbia Political Studies Association: BCPSA Annual General Conference

Sponsor: British Columbia Political Studies Association

Dates: May 08, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: February 28, 2014

Location: Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Website: http://www.bcpsa.ca/

Conference Description: 

BCPSA ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Annual General Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association will be held Thursday, May 8th and Friday, May 9th, 2014, at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus (Richmond, B.C.). Richmond, British Columbia’s fourth-largest city, is the site of the Vancouver International Airport and directly adjoins the City of Vancouver, being easily accessible via public transit.

The BCPSA welcomes papers on a wide variety of topics from any theoretical perspective and across the breadth of the discipline.

Participation is open to all political scientists and others with a scholarly interest in politics. Participants from outside Canada are most welcome. Proposals should be submitted to the conference organizers (see below) by February 28, 2014.

Graduate students are encouraged to attend the conference and give papers. Doctoral candidates may submit their proposals and papers directly to the conference organizer; MA students are asked to submit their proposals and papers through a supervising faculty member. The BCPSA is considered a comparatively friendly venue for scholars young and old.

If you would like to present a paper or organize a panel, please submit a proposal (150-200 words) by email to:

Gregory Millard ([email protected]) or Ross Pink ([email protected])
Department of Political Science
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Surrey, B.C.

08 (ABF RGLD) American Bar Foundation's Research Group on Legal Diversity: Bias and Law

Sponsor: American Bar Foundation's Research Group on Legal Diversity

Dates: May 08, 2014-May 09, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: January 03, 2014

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Website: http://americanbarfoundation.org

Conference Description: 

Theme: How does bias on the dimensions of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability affect the legal profession and the operation of legal institutions? We are interested in innovative empirical research that probes these fundamental questions in a variety of contexts: legal employment, access to justice, policing, juries, judging, punishment, litigation, regulation, etc. We are interested in a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, including research that examines implicit bias, but also explicit forms of prejudice and discrimination, and institutionalized or structural forms of bias. Papers from all disciplines and social science methods are welcome.

Submission Process: Interested scholars should submit an abstract by email, no later than Friday, January 3, 2014, to Robert Nelson ([email protected]). Authors will be notified of their acceptance to the conference by Friday, January 17, 2014. Presentation drafts of conference papers will be due by Monday, March 31, 2014. The schedule for publication drafts will be determined after the conference. Travel costs for authors of accepted papers will be provided by the conference.

Publication plans: Conference papers will be submitted as a collection as a symposium issue of a refereed journal, a law review, or an edited book. Authors may submit papers written for the conference to other outlets with the permission of conference organizers, acknowledgement of support, and permission for reprinting. The Research Group is committed to promoting the publication and dissemination of high quality research on diversity and will work with authors to best achieve this goal. Editors for the published collection will be selected by the conference organizers: Spencer Headworth, Robert Nelson, Ronit Dinovitzer, and David Wilkins.

Conference Format: On Thursday afternoon, the first day of the conference will feature mixed panels of research presentations by scholars and commentary by practitioner-leaders. Friday’s sessions will focus on research presentations. The conference will also include breakout sessions, designed to facilitate the exchange of information among and between scholars and practitioners and provide opportunities for networking and collaborative initiatives.

Questions: Questions about submissions and the conference should be sent to conference organizers through Spencer Headworth, [email protected] or 312-988-6534.

The Research Group on Legal Diversity is a network of scholars convened by the American Bar Foundation to conduct empirical research on diversity in the legal profession and other institutions of justice, as well as the impact of diversity on legal processes and legal institutions. It is co-directed by Ronit Dinovitzer, Robert Nelson, and David Wilkins. More information on the conference and the Research Group may be found under the “Research” tab on the American Bar Foundation’s home page, americanbarfoundation.org.

14 (AHC at NYU) Alexander Hamilton Center at NYU: 7th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Political Economy

Sponsor: Alexander Hamilton Center at NYU

Dates: May 14, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 17, 2014

Registration Deadline: April 21, 2014

Location: New York, NY, United States

Website: http://alexanderhamilton.as.nyu.edu/object/conference_2014

Conference Description: 

The Seventh Annual
GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ECONOMY
May 14th 2014

The Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy at NYU is accepting proposals for panels and papers.
We particularly welcome proposals that examine various important, theoretical, and policy problems such as the design of governing institutions, the development and distribution of human capital, and the means by which fundamental policy issues can be resolved or advanced through the promotion of efficient and effective solutions that are sensitive to the political, economic, and social realities. We encourage panel and paper submissions that are grounded in political economy approaches that draw out how individual economic and political incentives interact to create constraints and opportunities for citizens, political leaders, and entrepreneurs in the private or public sector to address policy issues.
Participants must be graduate students. Papers based on other approaches will be considered.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Submission of abstracts may be of two types:
1. Individual paper presentations
2. Proposals to organize a panel of up to four individuals on a particular theme or topic.

HAMILTON PRIZE FOR THE BEST PAPER
All the participants will receive a one-time honorarium of 500 dollars. The Committee will select which, in its judgment, is the best paper presented at the conference. The author or authors of the selected paper will receive a prize of $1500.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Abstract Submission: March 17th, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: April 4th, 2014
Submission of Full Papers: April 21st, 2014
Conference: May 14th 2014

Please send all submissions and requests for further information to: [email protected]

Downloadable call for papers
http://alexanderhamilton.as.nyu.edu/object/conference_2014

14 (NOT APPLICABLE) Department of Political Science, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria: 2nd Annual International Conference of the Department of Political Science, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Sponsor: Department of Political Science, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Dates: May 14, 2014-May 16, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: February 16, 2014

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2014

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Website: http://www.iaue.edu.ng

Conference Description: 

Call for Abstracts and Papers
Theme: Confronting the Challenges Characterizing the Nigerian Nation-state

We solicit and welcome theoretical and empirical abstracts and position papers that will analytically explore one or more of the following sub-themes, issues and topics:

i. Sovereign National Conference or National Conference?
Philosophical, legal and political basis of the conference; modalities of representation and responses to the outcome of the conference.

ii. Nigerian Federalism
Ethnic nationalities; ethno-nationalism; ethnic minorities; fiscal federalism and resource control.

iii. Venality writ large
Corruption at the local, state and federal levels; Corruption in political parties; the private sector; Freedom of Information Act (FOI); Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) and the effectiveness of anti-corruption agencies.

iv. Democracy
Democratization; Theories of democracy; Election crises; 2015 Elections; Election management bodies at the federal and state levels; Rule of law; Party system and political parties; Prospects of political opposition; elite fragmentation in the political parties; the Nigerian Governor’s Forum; Democracy and Ethnicity; Democracy and good governance; Democracy and development; Donor democracy and grassroots democracy.

v. Peace and Conflict
Theoretical expositions on security, insecurity and terrorism; peace and conflict in Nigeria; religious fundamentalism, Boko Haram; Kidnapping and criminalities; Niger Delta militias; youth unemployment and restiveness in Nigeria.

vi. Current Development Efforts
Poverty; unemployment and underemployment; Federal, State and Local governments developmental or under-developmental strides; Dr. Jonathan’s Transformational Agenda: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects.

vii. Ethnicity
Ethnicity and Religion; Ethnic identities; Ethnic contract and the politics of belonging.

viii. The Niger Delta Question
Post-amnesty efforts; Environmental degradation and remediation efforts by major stakeholders; Inertia to United Nations Environment Programme’s report (UNEP); Oil theft; Petroleum Industry Bill and the prospects for a resurgence of oil violence in the region.

ix. Nigeria’s Foreign Policy Thrust
Nigeria’s national interest: Global South, Africa, West Africa, or Nigeria as Abuja’s Foreign Policy Centre-piece? Preventive diplomacy, Economic diplomacy and Citizen’s diplomacy.


Panel Proposals
Panel proposals are also welcome. A panel consists of four papers, one or two discussants and a chairperson - individuals may propose relevant panels.

Prospective participants are requested to submit not more than 250 words abstract of their proposed papers in MS word to the following email address: [email protected] and copy [email protected]

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 16 February, 2014
Deadline for submission of both abstracts and panel proposals is 16 February, 2014 and the deadline for decisions on submissions is 28 February, 2014. Proposals received after the deadline are unlikely to be included in the Programme.

Please note that in-text citations and references in all fully written papers for this conference should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA Citation Style Guide, 6th edition). It is also our requirement that paper presenters will circulate their papers to the conference organisers and all other participants on their panel by 30 April 2014. In addition, well researched and presented papers will be considered for publication in a journal after a rigorous process of peer review. Finally, conference registration fees shall be duly communicated to all approved paper presenters.

15 Proposal deadline, (NZPSA) New Zealand Political Studies Association: New Zealand Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2014

Sponsor: New Zealand Political Studies Association

Dates: December 01, 2014-December 03, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: May 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: November 28, 2014

Location: Auckland, Auckland Central, New Zealand

Website: http://nzpsa2014.org.nz/

Conference Description: 

The organizers invite submissions for the 2014 Annual Conference of the New Zealand Political Studies Association. We encourage paper abstracts (150-200 words) or panel proposals (of up to five papers) that speak to the diverse approaches, issues and methods in the study of politics. These include the following streams:
• New Zealand politics
• M?ori and Indigenous politics
• Political theory
• Public policy and administration
• International relations
• Political economy
• Comparative politics
• Environmental politics
• Media politics
• Teaching and learning politics
• Conference theme

We would also welcome papers on the following theme:
Conflict and discord: Politics in a time of crisis
The political landscape is characterized by conflict and discord. This is most evident during times of socio-political and economic upheaval, but also features in the everyday practice of contemporary democratic politics. Issues of voter apathy, cynicism and democratic decline more broadly herald significant challenges for the legitimacy and effectiveness of political institutions. At the same time, new political forces have emerged, challenging established practices and actors. For example, the battle between scientists and climate change deniers continues to rage, while public opinion in New Zealand and Australia is divided over the economic and environmental impacts of offshore drilling, mining and agricultural intensification. Protest movements from Occupy to the Indignados have sprung up calling for a radical rethink in the social, economic and political configuration of society. In the Middle East, the sense of hope that accompanied the initial discord of the Arab Spring has quickly evaporated as a new wave of repressive measures is introduced to clamp down on protestors. By focusing on themes of conflict and discord, we encourage participants to think about changes to the decision-making process and the allocation of power in a society during times of crisis. In what ways does the practice of politics change? To what extent is conflict natural, necessary and perhaps even constructive? What insights can some conflicts, such as those around climate denial, provide for our understanding of political processes?
Particular issues welcomed in the theme include:
• Democratic decline
• Theories of crisis
• Austerity and new social movements
• Racism, racialization and conflict
• Retribution and reconciliation
• Conflict and revolutionary change

Conference queries should be sent to: [email protected]

22 (JCU) John Cabot University: Rethinking Political Catholicism

Sponsor: John Cabot University

Dates: May 22, 2014-May 23, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 01, 2014

Location: Rome, Italy

Website: http://www.johncabot.edu/about_jcu/news_and_events/conferences/rethinking-political-catholicism.aspx#

Conference Description: 

Although the study of religion and politics has blossomed recently, the normative debates over the appropriate place of religion in modern democracies often remain divorced from the study of the actual practices and meanings of religion in these democracies. Rethinking Political Catholicism aims to bridge this divide by focusing on the fertile case of political Catholicism in Italy. Empirically, the conference aims to take stock of political Catholicism in Italy today, compare it with Catholic and Muslim politics elsewhere, and use contemporary theoretical and normative insights to better understand its post-secular dynamics. Normatively, the conference aims to evaluate the practices of contemporary political Catholicism in Italy and elsewhere and thus contribute to developing a more sophisticated debate about the proper roles of religious politics in contemporary democracies.

We welcome both empirical and normative papers that analyze new trends in the theory and practice of political Catholicism. Suggested themes include: 1) Catholic political elites’ new forms of engagement in the public sphere; 2) Patterns of contemporary Catholic religious belief and its influence on electoral preferences; 3) The normative meaning and grounds of ’political Catholicism’; 4) New challenges posed by Catholic political thought and practice to liberal democratic theory; and 5) Comparisons between post-secular trends in political Catholicism and new forms of religious politics elsewhere, particularly in the Middle East and North America.

A 500-word abstract, of a paper should be sent by March 15, 2014, to the organizers, Tom Bailey ([email protected]) and Michael Driessen ([email protected]).

26 Proposal deadline, SGEM Conferences: International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts

Sponsor: SGEM Conferences

Dates: September 02, 2014-September 07, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: May 26, 2014

Registration Deadline: July 21, 2014

Location: Albena, Varna, Bulgaria

Website: http://sgemsocial.org/

Conference Description: 

It is an honor for us to invite you to the International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts, where we bring together scientists, educators, and practitioners representing research and educational institutions, companies, government agencies and consulting organizations from all over the world to exchange ideas, to define research priorities in the above fields and to propose potential solutions to problems related to the global changes. Over the past years, we have established high standards in publishing research papers, stimulating their progress and achievements. Papers approved by the Review Committee are published into the SGEM CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (ABSTRACTS+FULL PAPERS) (ISSN: 1314-2704) indexed by Thomson Reuters, ISI Web of Knowledge, Web of Science, CrossRef, ELSEVIER Products, Scopus, ProQuest, EBSCO, Mendeley, CiteULike, Google Scholar.
SGEM Social&Arts considers questions concerned with Psychology, Sociology and Education; Economics, Finance and Law; Anthropology, Archeology, History and Philosophy; Arts, Architecture and Design, Music, Theatre.

The conference will be organized in Workshops and Invited Sessions that will be held alongside with the conference oral sessions and presentations. This is an international forum where open detailed and constructive discussions, consider pressing issues, express divergent views, introduce new ideas, analyze concepts, and review doctrines. The concurrent SGEM Expo, related to the conference topics, is another excellent opportunity to promote a company and to meet potential clients and business partners. All the sessions are accompanied with various social events to make the conference a pleasant experience in of its all aspects.
All theoretical, methodological and conceptual reports concerning Social Sciences and Arts are expected with a great interest. Special attention will be given to reports, proposing science based ideas for decision-making and adaptation to the new reality of global changes. During the Official Award Ceremony that will be on the last day, authors of the Best Presentations (Oral/PhD/Poster) will be awarded by the Scientific Committee with special crystal plaques

29 (LSA) Law and Society Association: LSA 2014 Annual Meeting

Sponsor: Law and Society Association

Dates: May 29, 2014-June 01, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: October 15, 2013

Registration Deadline: February 18, 2014

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Website: http://lawandsociety.org/minneapolis2014/Minneapolis2014.html

Conference Description: 

Law and Inequalities: Global and Local

Recent decades have seen the persistence and growth of powerful inequalities within and between groups and within and among nations. The 2014 program theme returns to a question central to the Association’s founding: the role of law and legal institutions in sustaining, creating, interrogating, and ameliorating inequalities. The 2014 Program invites participants to explore and consider three questions:
•How can Law and Society scholarship contribute to unearthing and understanding inequalities?
•How can Law and Society scholarship contribute to the critical interrogation of discourses of equality and inequality and help to reveal what is at stake in these concepts?
•What impact can we expect these scholarly contributions to have on the persistence of these inequalities and on public discourse about them?

June 2014

11 Common Ground Publishing: Ninth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Sponsor: Common Ground Publishing

Dates: June 11, 2014-June 13, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: April 08, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 11, 2014

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website: http://thesocialsciences.com/the-conference

Conference Description: 

The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences is an international, interdisciplinary event that examines the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also interrogates what constitutes ‘science’ in a social context, and the connections between the social and other sciences. The focus of presentations range from the finely grained and empirical, to wide-ranging multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, to perspectives on knowledge and method.

The 2013 conference, held in Prague, Czech Republic, saw over 250 delegates representing over 45 countries.

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing Interdisciplinary Social Sciences through one of the following themes:
* Social and Community Studies
* Civic and Political Studies
* Cultural Studies
* Global Studies
* Environmental Studies
* Organizational Studies
* Educational Studies
* Communication

Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. Proposals are reviewed monthly, and new phase deadlines appear regularly on our website.

Registrations with accepted proposals are invited to submit to The Social Sciences Collection of journals, comprised of the following titles:

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Annual Review
The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies
The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies
The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies
The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies
The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies
The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies
The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication

If you are unable to attend the conference, you may still join the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to the journal.

Graduate Scholar Awards are also available for eligible graduate students. http://thesocialsciences.com/the-conference/graduate-scholar-awards

We look forward to receiving your proposal.

14 University of Mannheim, University of Essex, Washington University in St. Louis: EITM Europe Summer Institute 2014

Sponsor: University of Mannheim, University of Essex, Washington University in St. Louis

Dates: June 14, 2014-June 27, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: April 30, 2014

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2014

Location: Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Website: http://eitm.sowi.uni-mannheim.de

Conference Description: 

Over the past years, the University of Mannheim has run the EITM Europe Summer Institute five times and will continue its activity from June 14 to June 27 2014. In addition to training, EITM Europe has become the summer institute with the largest worldwide network among young academics interested in the highest standard of scholarly research in Europe. EITM is training a new generation of political scientists and political economists, who are interested in integrating theoretical and empirical research to advance our understanding in politics. Outside Europe EITM takes place only at the most distinguished universities in two formats, an alternating with Harvard (2002), Michigan (2003, 2006 and 2009), Duke (2004 and 2008), UC-Berkeley (2005, 2010), UCLA (2007) and Chicago (2011), and a regular format at WashU (since 2002). A typical feature of EITM is that outstanding senior scholars teach the advanced program and thereby create a worldwide network among EITM participants.

The 2014 EITM Europe program will include a class on theoretical and empirical foundations taught by James Lo and Randy Calvert from June 14 to June 19. The theoretical models adressed span game theory, spatial theory, public choice theories, agent-based and behavioral economics models as well as general equilibrium models. Empirical methods covered include inferential and Bayesian statistics, experimental and computational methods, and quantitative text analysis. The second class on Accountability and Violence is taught by Ethan Bueno de Mesquita and lasts from June 23 to June 27. All classes start at 9am until 12am, and from 2pm to 5pm. As in previous years, about four evening lectures will present applications to the study of Europe, including formal models and empirical analyses of European decision making. Applications are accepted via the Essex Summer Institute Website (select special course “EITM Europe”).

For selected PhD Students and PostDocs we are able to offer partial reimbursement of accommodation/ travel and tuition fees due to generous financial assistance by the ECPR and SGEU. Applications for stipends should be sent directly to [email protected], including a CV and reference letter by an advisor.

15 (RSA) Regional Studies Association: Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories

Sponsor: Regional Studies Association

Dates: June 15, 2014-June 18, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: February 24, 2014

Registration Deadline: June 10, 2014

Location: Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

Website: http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/regional-studies-association-european-conference-2014

Conference Description: 

Diversity within regions is often considered one way to achieve sustainability and stability in economic growth and development. As a region’s social and economic structure becomes more diverse, it becomes less sensitive to external shocks. Variety in economic activities as well as divergent local cultures within the region is a source of regional strength and resilience. The concept of resilience has often been used in regional development to define robustness, strength, flexibility and the ability to respond to external shocks. Building resilient regions is seen as particularly important in the wake of the global economic crisis as a new source of economic growth. This objective is emphasized both by the OECD’s agenda for stronger, cleaner and fairer economies and by EU2020’s call for smart, inclusive, sustainable economies. The objectives in both agendas are complementary.

The Regional Studies Association European Conference 2014 on ‘Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories’ presents a timely opportunity to discuss these issues, to establish the need and nature of future research imperatives, and to address the concerns and challenges confronting policymakers and practitioners.

Contributions are invited which fit with the following themes, to collectively explore and discuss these key issues from a multitude of perspectives and with different theoretical stand points and with empirical observations from different parts of the world. Selection of abstracts will be based on originality and interest, subject balance and geographical spread. Abstracts should not exceed 800 words.

•Borders and Cross Border Cooperation
•Clusters and Smart Specialisation
•Community Economic Development
•Culture, Creativity and ICT
•Developing Rural and Peripheral Regions
•Sustainability – Climate Change, Environment and Energy
•Regional Well-being and Happiness
•Role of Institutions in Regional Development
•Role of Social Networks in Regional Development
•Spatial Justice
•Spatial Planning and Infrastructure
•Regional Development Policy
•Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Business Climate
•Geographies of Global Finance
•Industrial Branching and Technological Cohesion
•Innovation and Knowledge Economies
•Labour Markets and Migration
•Territorial Governance and Regional Leadership
•Tourism and Experience Economies
•Urbanisation and Cities
•Women entrepreneurs
•The economic adjustment of regions

Plenary Session 1: Regional Studies vs. Today’s Challenges - Monday 16th June 2014
Professor Ron Boschma, CIRCLE at Lund University, Sweden
Dr Amy Glasmeier, MIT, USA

Plenary Session 2: Turkey’s Regional Policies towards European Integration - Tuesday 17th June 2014
Nahit Bingöl, Director General, Ministry for Development, Turkey

Plenary Session 3: Culture, Creativity and Technology - Wednesday 18th June 2014
Professor Philip Cooke, Cardiff University, UK
Professor Henrik Halkier, Aalborg University, Denmark

Conference fees: Dependant on membership status, country of residence and career level.

Please contact Elizabeth Mitchell for further details: [email protected]

15 Proposal deadline, (NPSA) Northeastern Political Science Association: Annual Meeting

Sponsor: Northeastern Political Science Association

Dates: November 13, 2014-November 15, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: June 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: November 01, 2014

Location: boston, massachusetts, United States

Website: http://www.northeasternpsa.com

Conference Description: 

The Northeastern Political Science Association will hold its 46th annual meeting on November 13-15, 2014 at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. We invite paper, panel, and roundtable submissions from academics, graduate students, journalists, and practitioners. Proposals for papers, panels, or to serve as a chair and/or discussant must be submitted by June 15, 2014 through the NPSA website. Once on the submission website, create a username and password and follow the instructions (past account may no longer exist). E-mail submissions will not be accepted.

NPSA prohibits multiple paper submissions. Only one paper submission per person will be accepted. However, a paper presenter may also serve as a chair or discussant on another panel or as a roundtable participant. If a faculty member sponsors an undergraduate research paper that does not count as the single submission and such faculty member may submit a separate paper to present.




Questions should be directed to the appropriate Program Section Chair (see below) or the conference Program Chair. All conference information is available on the NPSA website (www.northeasternpsa.com), which is regularly updated.





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16 Russian, East European and Eurasian Center: 2014 Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

Sponsor: Russian, East European and Eurasian Center

Dates: June 16, 2014-August 08, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: April 15, 2014

Location: Champaign, IL, United States

Website: http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/?utm_source=APSA&utm_medium=Calendar&utm_campaign=SRL2014

Conference Description: 

The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all Political Science scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 16 until August 8. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS). Graduate students and junior scholars will also have opportunity to attend a specialized workshop on Scholarly and Literary Translation from June 16-20, 2014.

The deadline for grant funding is April 15 and is fast approaching! REEEC will continue to receive applications for the Summer Research Lab after the grant deadline, but housing and travel funds will not be guaranteed.

For further information, please use this link:
http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/?utm_source=APSA&utm_medium=Calendar&utm_campaign=SRL2014

For graduate students, the SRL provides an opportunity to conduct research prior to going abroad and extra experience to refine research skills. Students will also have the opportunity of seeking guidance from specialized librarians skilled in navigating resources pertaining to and originating from Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

The SRS is an extensive service that provides access to a wide range of materials that center on and come from: Russia, the Former Soviet Union, Czech and Slovak Republics, Former Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania. The International & Area Studies Library, where the Slavic reference collections are housed, contains work stations for readers, a collection of basic reference works, and current issues of over 1,000 periodicals and 110 newspapers in Western and area languages.

The Slavic Reference Service provides access to several political science resources which include
• the Russian State Library’s Electronic Dissertations Database containing over 8,000 political science dissertations in full text;
• access to ISI Emerging Markets;
• online access to major national bibliographic publications, including the most extensive and most current holdings of Kazakh and Uzbek national bibliographic publications in North America;
• East View’s Universal Database of Russian Military and Security Periodicals (UDB-MIL); and
• access to searchable full text of leading political science journals such as Politicheskie issledovaniia back to 2000.

16 Athens Institute for Education and Research: 12th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 16-19 June 2014, Athens, Greece

Sponsor: Athens Institute for Education and Research

Dates: June 16, 2014-June 19, 2014

Website: http://www.atiner.gr/politics.htm

Conference Description: 

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics, researchers, students and professionals in private and public organizations and governments of Politics and International Affairs and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.

18 (DGS) Digital Government Society: 15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2014)

Sponsor: Digital Government Society

Dates: June 18, 2014-June 20, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: February 01, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 20, 2014

Location: Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico

Website: http://dgsociety.org/conference/2014

Conference Description: 

Governments around the world are embracing different “open innovations” to foster sustainable development such as open government, policy informatics, smart technologies, semantic technologies, web services applications, open and transparent government, social media, crowd sourcing, data integration, visualizations, analytics, new collaboration models and practices, data sharing, computing infrastructure models, and cyber-security. With the idea of exploring these experiences in the public sphere, the Digital Government Society (DGS) announces the 15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research - dg.o 2014. The dg.o conferences are an established forum for research papers, presentations, panels, exhibitions, workshops, discussion, and demonstrations of interdisciplinary e-Government research, technology innovation, applications, and practice. This year, the conference program will focus on research and practice related to big data, open innovations, sustainable development in governments and non-profit organizations.
Submissions addressing this theme could include but are not limited to: big data, open government, sustainable development, policy informatics, smart technologies for governments, semantic technologies for e-government, web services applications, open and transparent government; social media and public participation; effective use of social media by governments, citizens and organizations; crowd sourcing for government decision making; transformative government; models of collaboration among government, industry, NGOs, and citizens; data integration, visualizations, and analytics for government decision making or public collective problem solving; financial/economic/social policy making; policy and governance issues that enable, facilitate, and promote smart government; government productivity and effectiveness; service quality and customer-centric e-Government; social and health infrastructure; infrastructure for data sharing among government agencies, NGOs or citizens groups; computing infrastructure models, cyber-security and project management; IT-enabled government management and operations, and interest in program execution; IT and tools to support government security; and methods to measure and evaluate success in e-Government and private and public participation in governance.
Accepted papers are published in the ACM Proceedings Digital Library, and selected papers will appear in leading journals such as Government Information Quarterly and Information Polity.
The conference has six thematic tracks, which accept full research papers as well as management case studies and policy papers (see below for paper submission types), and one track for panel proposals. Each track has two co-chairs who are responsible for managing the submission and review process for their track. The conference also accepts work in progress and short descriptions of applications on any topic. We also welcome proposals for workshops and tutorials, which can be submitted directly to the Easychair system. Feel free to get in contact with any track chairs for guidance.
Track 1. Social Media and Government [Track chairs: Andrea Kavanaugh and Rodrigo Sandoval]
Track 2. Transformation and Open Government [Track chair: Marijn Janssen, Natalie Helbig and Vishanth Weerakkody]
Track 3. Emerging Topics [Track chairs: John C. Bertot, Paul Jaeger and Chris Reddick]
Track 4. Organizational Factors, Adoption Issues and Digital Government Impacts [Track chair: Chris Hinnant and Lei Zheng]
Track 5. Smart Cities, Smart Citizens and Smart Government [Track chair: Soon Ae Chun and Sehl Mellouli]
Track 6. Panels [Track chairs: Teresa Harrison and Juan Manuel Gomez-Reynoso]

18 Proposal deadline, (NPSA) Northeast Political Science Association: Northeast Political Science Association 46th Annual Conference

Sponsor: Northeast Political Science Association

Dates: November 13, 2014-November 15, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: June 18, 2014

Location: Omni Parker House Hotel 60 School Street Boston, MA, United States

Website: http://www.northeasternpsa.com/

Conference Description: 

This is the 46th Annual Conference for the Northeast Political Science Association.

Call For Papers and Participation

The Northeastern Political Science Association will hold its 46th annual meeting November 13 - 15, 2014 at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. We invite paper, panel, and roundtable submissions from academics, graduate and undergraduate students, journalists, and practitioners. Proposals for papers, panels, or to serve as a chair and/or discussant must be submitted by June 15, 2014 through the NPSA submission website at http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/npsa/npsa14/. Once on the submission website, create a username and password and follow the instructions. E-mail submissions will not be accepted.

NPSA prohibits multiple paper submissions. Only one paper submission per person will be accepted. However, a paper presenter may also serve as a chair or discussant on another panel or as a roundtable participant. If a faculty member sponsors an undergraduate research paper that does not count as the single submission and faculty may submit a separate paper that they will present. Questions should be directed to the appropriate Program Section Chair (see below) or the conference Program Chair. All conference information is available on the NPSA website (www.northeasternpsa.com), which is regularly updated.

23 (IMRA and ABRM) International Management Research Academy (IMRA) London, United Kingdom, in collaboration with the Academy of Business & Retail Management, UK: 2014 IMRA-ABRM International Conference, University of Cambridge, UK

Sponsor: International Management Research Academy (IMRA) London, United Kingdom, in collaboration with the Academy of Business & Retail Management, UK

Dates: June 23, 2014-June 24, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 31, 2014

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2014

Location: Huntingdon Road,, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.imraweb.org/conferences/2014abrm

Conference Description: 

You are invited to participate in the ‘2014IMRA – ABRM International Conference’ organized by the International Management Research Academy (IMRA), London, United Kingdom in collaboration with the Academy of Business & Retail Management (ABRM), London, United Kingdom, during Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th June, 2014. This conference shall be held in the world’s one of the most reputed universities’ campus, University of Cambridge, England, UK.
Conference Theme: Restructuring of the Global Economy

24 CEVIPOF Sciences-Po Paris, SciencesCom – Audencia School of Management and Bournemouth University: Civic political engagement and public spheres in the new digital era

Sponsor: CEVIPOF Sciences-Po Paris, SciencesCom – Audencia School of Management and Bournemouth University

Dates: June 24, 2014-June 27, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: January 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 10, 2014

Location: 98 rue de l'Universite

Website: http://www.cpe2014.com/

Conference Description: 

CEVIPOF (Sciences-Po Paris), SciencesCom (Audencia Group) and Media School (Bournemouth University) organize a four-day workshop that will explore the impact new Web 2.0 tools and platforms, such as social networks, weblogs, comment features and content sharing sites will have on political engagement and so on political participation and the relations between citizen and state. Our aim is to gather researchers from political sciences and communication studies to discuss the most important issue linking the two disciplines – communication and civic engagement. We want to prepare the agenda for future research and build common projects to apply for external funding.

The keynote lectures will be given by Rachel Gibson (Manchester University), Bruce Bimber (California University at Santa Barbara) and Pascal Perrineau (IDEX, CEVIPOF Sciences-Po Paris).

We would meet during four days in the mornings and afternoon sessions (closed to the public) and one open session withtour-montparnasse-paris the keynotes speeches. Only participants willing to participate in all four days are asked to submit their extended abstract.

We suggest papers should relate to the subjects of the following themes :

- Traditional and non-traditional forms of civic political engagement

- Civic political engagement – still preaching to the converted

- Cognition and behavior in online environment

- Public spheres in the digital era

27 (CECCOPOP) Center for Comparative Research in Political and Public Communication: Paris Conference in Comparative Political Communication on the European Parliament Elections

Sponsor: Center for Comparative Research in Political and Public Communication

Dates: June 27, 2014-June 28, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 01, 2014

Registration Deadline: June 01, 2014

Location: Paris, France

Website: http://www.ceccopop.eu

Conference Description: 

On June 27th and 28th 2014, the Center for Comparative Studies in Political and Public Communication (Ceccopop) headed by Philippe J. Maarek, former Chair of IPSA and of IAMCR Political Communication Research Groups, convenes a 2 days conference in Paris: ’ Political Communication for the 2014 European Parliamentary Elections: which Europe for the Europeans?’

Since the beginning of the 21st Century, it clearly looks like the political communication during the European Parliament electoral campaigns has been less and less focused on ’European’ stakes, but rather on various national issues specific to each country of the European Union. This has been clearly established by the two previous books edited by Philippe J. Maarek for Ceccopop in France after the 2004 and 2009 previous European Parliament elections.

The context of the 2014 European Parliament political campaigns appears to very possibly increase the risk of similar bias for most of the European Union countries. With the present economic crisis, which has exposed the discrepancies between many countries of the ’North’ and those of the ’South’, with the polemics about intra-European immigration from the new members of the Union towards the older ones, with the surge all around of populist political parties, attacking the influence of Brussels in their respective nations, or plainly surfing on today’s difficulties to contest the supremacy of the ruling parties, could it be that the 2014 campaign issues are going to be even further distracted from the European perspectives which should theoretically be dominant? Will European citizen cast their vote according to their lassitude about unsolved economical and political problems and therefore follow a rejection process which would endanger the viability of the next European Parliament composition? Will the use of Internet social networks substantially change the deal, or on the opposite increase the populist and nationalist tendencies already present in 2004 and 2009? Will the European Institutions communication be more visible than previously and change the deal?


Collegues interested in presenting a paper should send an application, before February 22nd to [email protected] Proposals should include a 200-500 words abstracts and a 1 page vitae.

The Scientific Board of the Conference is composed of:
Donatella Campus, University of Bologna, Italy
Maria-José Canel, Complutense University, Spain
Eric Dacheux, Université de Clermont-Ferrand, France
David Deacon, University of Loughborough, United Kingdom
Jacques Gerstlé, Université Paris 1, France
Christina Holtz-Bacha, University of Nurenberg-Erlangen, Germany
Denisa Kasl Kollmannová, Charles University, Prague
Philippe J. Maarek, Université Paris Est, France
Anna Matušková, Charles University, Prague
Arnaud Mercier, Université de Lorraine à Metz, France
Richard Nadeau, Université de Montréal, Canada
Lars Nord, Midwestern University, Sweden
Nicolas Pelissier, Université de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France
Brigitte Sebbah, Université Paris Est, France
Claes de Vreese, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Organizing Committee is composed of :

Brigitte Sebbah, Ceccopop
Philippe J. Maarek, Ceccopop
Susanne Merkle, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


Ceccopop – www.ceccopop.eu

27 (FSPUB) University of Bucharest Faculty of Political Sciences: SCOPE: SCIENCE OF POLITICS – International Conference of Political Research

Sponsor: University of Bucharest Faculty of Political Sciences

Dates: June 27, 2014-June 29, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 15, 2014

Location: Bucharest, Bucharest, Russia

Website: http://www.scienceofpolitics.eu/scope-2014

Conference Description: 

To mark the anniversary of 150 years since the establishment of the University of Bucharest as a higher education institution and recalling its own interdisciplinary origins, as well its academic freedom and scientific curiosity values, the Faculty of Political Science and its partners launch the first edition of SCOPE: SCIENCE OF POLITICS – International Conference of Political Research, .which will take place in Bucharest between 27 and 29 June 2014

Event supported by the International Political Science Association (IPSA) - RC 33 (The Study of Political Science as a Discipline), the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (ECPSA) and the Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Sociales (CEREFREA).


CALL FOR PAPERS

The informed reflections upon political life, ideas, interactions and outputs have never been the exclusive privilege of one type of approach or intellectual inclination.

With the emergence and subsequent consolidation of political science(s) as an academic discipline since the late 19th century, such reflections have transformed into more rigorous and methodologically-concerned analyses that have generated a tremendous amount of knowledge and structure within a very diverse field of inquiry.

The existence of different genealogies, traditions and even different names for our discipline, as well as the pressure of certain scientific canons have fueled the search for delimiting better the shape of our community and strengthening its public voice, including through the establishment of national and international professional associations of political research or political scientists.

However, the quest for boundaries has also built walls that sometimes have hindered the dialog either within the discipline or with academic and professional communities outside it, diminishing thus its innovation and reproduction capacity.
Against this background and aiming to examine the state of discipline and the future our scientific community in an interdisciplinary context, the organizers invite submissions of papers, panels and round tables on subjects relevant for political research.

The proposals may be structured around more traditional research clusters such as political theory, comparative politics, international relations, public policy, political history, political sociology, political anthropology, political psychology or political methodology.

At the same time, the organizers encourage the submission of papers and panels that bridge such traditional groupings and that are built around major, timely or innovative political science concepts or around hybrid topics and research areas that have a highly interdisciplinary focus such as, but not limited to, university and politics, technology and politics, art and politics, gender studies, and international development.

Round tables and workshops on the state of our discipline, or the challenges and opportunities that political science profession(s) currently exhibit are also highly welcomed.

The abstracts and the papers can be written in one of the three working languages of the conference (English, French or Romanian).

The best papers will be considered for publication within special journal issues or collective volumes with partner publishers.

Abstract submission deadline: 14.02.2014

Contact: [email protected]
More details: www.scienceofpolitics.eu

30 (APSA) American Political Science Association: 2014 Africa Workshop

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

Dates: June 30, 2014-July 11, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: July 11, 2014

Website: http://community.apsanet.org/africa/2014workshop

Conference Description: 

This two-week workshop will focus on the theme of distributive politics — the study of how governments allocate goods and services and how these allocations affect political outcomes. Some questions we will examine are: Why do governments offer such goods? What kinds of goods do they deliver? Do distributive strategies seek to reward supporters or win over opponents? How do such strategies vary with regime type and electoral institutions?

To understand patterns and outcomes of distributive politics, the course will combine discussion of classic and contemporary theoretical and methodological research on goods provision with hands-on statistical training in the use of R, a publicly available statistical package. Fellows will work with a range of datasets and strengthen their ability to analyze the distribution of public and private goods and their political impacts. In addition to the substantive elements of the course, students will have opportunities to share their work and to receive helpful comments on their research projects.

Follow this web link to the online Application Form. The application deadline is March 14, 2014. Follow this link to download a digital copy of this Call For Applications.pdf.

July 2014

03 European Consortium for Political Research: 5th Graduate Student Conference

Sponsor: European Consortium for Political Research

Dates: July 03, 2014-July 05, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: January 20, 2014

Location: Innsbruck, Austria

Website: http://www.ecpr.eu/Documents/Conferences/Graduate/Innsbruck/GuidelinesAndDeadlines.pdf

Conference Description: 

We are writing you in order to invite you to take part in the 5th Graduate Student Conference organized by the ECPR.
We would be pleased to receive proposals for papers and/or panels in the section we will chair and co-chair: Section Governance and Leadership (Democracy: contemporary challenges and proposals from a theoretical and practical perspective). The Graduate Conference will take place in Innsbruck, Austria, on 3 - 5 July 2014. You can find the deadlines (20 January) and guidelines(http://www.ecpr.eu/Documents/Conferences/Graduate/Innsbruck/GuidelinesAndDeadlines.pdf). Section Chair: Pedro Abellan-Artacho ([email protected]; Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Section Co-Chair: Bernabé Aldeguer Cerdá ([email protected]; University of Alicante). We hope you find this opportunity of your interest, and look forward to receiving your proposals. Best regards,

03 Wageningen University: 9th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis

Sponsor: Wageningen University

Dates: July 03, 2014-July 05, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: January 17, 2014

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2014

Location: Wageningen, Netherlands

Website: http://www.ipa2014.nl

Conference Description: 

Interpretive approaches to research and analysis - methodologies and methods concerned with situated meaning(s), historical context(s), and the importance of human subjectivity- are experiencing renewed interest and revitalisation in the social sciences broadly. They constitute the basic cornerstone of a critical approach to policy analysis which challenges the positivism and scientism that still characterize much policy analytic research.

Following on successful meetings in Birmingham, Amsterdam, Essex, Kassel, Grenoble, Cardiff, Tilburg and Vienna, the 9th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis will be held in Wageningen, the Netherlands, hosted by several research groups at Wageningen University. The theme for the meeting is ’Governance and beyond: Knowledge, technology and communication in a globalizing world.’

Keynote speakers:
Silvio Funtowicz, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen, Norway.
Nikolas Rose, Professor of Sociology, King’s College, London
Susan Wright, Professor of Educational Anthropology, Danish University of Education, Aarhus

Conference theme:
In recent years, practices of policy, governance, and society have been profoundly shaped by growing globalization. Knowledge, communication, resources and products flow across different localities and scales, thereby connecting different spaces and the human and non-human actors that inhabit them.

Although globalization seems inescapable, its trends, directions and impacts are unevenly distributed and far from clear. Despite ‘the global’ pervading many aspects of daily life, this has by no means resulted in a flat world of free and equal global citizens. Rather, frictions, disparities and inequalities abound. While often great hopes are attached to international governance regimes, global forms of scientific knowledge, large-scale industrial and agricultural technologies, and generic blueprints for socio-economic development and trade, their results in enhancing important objectives, such as dealing with our environment in a sustainable way or achieving equality, well-being or democratic self-determination, are mixed at best, with successes in some places and failures in others.

These mixed results warrant sustained critical scrutiny of on-going practices in governance, including the roles of knowledge, technology and communication in these. Interpretive approaches are crucial to deepen our understanding of the situated practices in which the global and the local meet, and to create innovative perspectives on what it might mean for policy to ‘do’ knowledge, technology and communication differently and to effectively address the challenges that our globalizing world faces.

Organizers of the 2014 IPA conference invite submissions that engage the theme, as well as proposals that engage other aspects of interpretive policy analysis.

06 (ECPR) European Consortium for Political Research: ECPR Teaching and Learning Summer school

Sponsor: European Consortium for Political Research

Dates: July 06, 2014-July 14, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 20, 2014

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2014

Location: Hlboka 49, Slovakia

Website: http://teaching.eurea.sk/summer-school/

Conference Description: 

The purpose of the summer school is to enhance participants’ teaching practice by introducing them to the principles of student-centred education. The school will draw upon best practice in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and will offer a combination of practical and theoretical sessions.
Format

The summer school runs for nine days. Each day will consist of three panels covering a variety of topics (see the list of topics below), a reading session, and individual consultations with the summer school instructors. Following are the topics to be covered:

course design and lesson planning;
course alignment;
teaching small and large groups (using traditional activities and newer designs);
teaching academic writing;
online teaching and learning;
tutoring and supervision;
assessment;
evaluation and teacher development.

All sessions will be organized in an interactive way, encouraging the connection between theoretical knowledge and its practical application in various fields of the Social Sciences. In the later part of the summer school, all participants will be invited to design and present an example of a change in their teaching and student learning based on what they have learned during the program. All presented examples will receive detailed feedback from the instructors.

09 (PSA) British Political Studies Association: Scaling and Innovation: Contemporary Difficulties and Future Prospects for Participatory and Deliberative Democracy

Sponsor: British Political Studies Association

Dates: July 09, 2014-July 11, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 01, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2014

Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom

Website: http://pdd2014.co.uk/

Conference Description: 

The intersection of participatory and deliberative perspectives and their key differences has long been an issue of vibrant discussion and debate. Today, however, both perspectives are being challenged by the increasing scale (and number of scales) at which political engagement is enacted and, at the same time, by decreasing levels of public enthusiasm for traditional modes of political engagement. In response, scholars and practitioners have begun to think much more systematically about the nature and role of (inter alia) contemporary protest movements, random assemblies or mini-publics, deliberative systems and trans-national networks. In principle, the proliferation of digital technologies and the Internet allows for additional methods and tools to be developed to both extend the reach of participatory processes and, in addition, secure the quality that deliberative democrats envision. Yet in practice, the seemingly ineluctable diffusion of technology inevitably raises a host of new and thought-provoking questions concerning who exactly is participating and why exactly governments should listen.

This conference explores the connection between participation and deliberation in the light of these and other contemporary challenges. The aim is to facilitate a conversation between the fields of deliberative and participatory democracy, and in particular to open a discussion around the use of digital technologies to facilitate greater political engagement.

Themes include (but are not limited to):
?Conceptual innovations: In what ways, if any, do the concepts of participation and deliberation need to be reframed in response to contemporary challenges and developments?
?Practice and innovation: How can existing social and political institutions be reformed to better support democratic deliberation and participation? What might the deepening of a deliberative system involve?
?Scaffolding political engagement: How can we develop tools and methods to encourage and support participation? How can these tools be embedded in already existing social and political structures? What have we learned about the architecture of deliberation and where do we go from here?
?Democracy and scale: The proliferation of digital and online technologies opens up new possibilities for participatory methods and practices to engage a broader public. Can the quality of deliberation be correspondingly improved? What, if anything, is lost when we attempt to ‘upscale’ democracy?

Considering the possibilities that emerge with the use of technology in democracy, methodological considerations such as technology-mediated decision-making quality assessment will also be discussed.

11 Proposal deadline, (APSA) American Political Science Association: 2014 Africa Workshop

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

Dates: June 30, 2014-July 11, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: July 11, 2014

Website: http://community.apsanet.org/africa/2014workshop

Conference Description: 

This two-week workshop will focus on the theme of distributive politics — the study of how governments allocate goods and services and how these allocations affect political outcomes. Some questions we will examine are: Why do governments offer such goods? What kinds of goods do they deliver? Do distributive strategies seek to reward supporters or win over opponents? How do such strategies vary with regime type and electoral institutions?

To understand patterns and outcomes of distributive politics, the course will combine discussion of classic and contemporary theoretical and methodological research on goods provision with hands-on statistical training in the use of R, a publicly available statistical package. Fellows will work with a range of datasets and strengthen their ability to analyze the distribution of public and private goods and their political impacts. In addition to the substantive elements of the course, students will have opportunities to share their work and to receive helpful comments on their research projects.

Follow this web link to the online Application Form. The application deadline is March 14, 2014. Follow this link to download a digital copy of this Call For Applications.pdf.

18 Making Electoral Democracy Work; the Electoral Integrity Project; IPSA Research Section on Elections, Citizens and Parties: Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts

Sponsor: Making Electoral Democracy Work; the Electoral Integrity Project; IPSA Research Section on Elections, Citizens and Parties

Dates: July 18, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: September 01, 2013

Registration Deadline: May 01, 2014

Location: Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Website: http://www.electoralintegrityproject.com

Conference Description: 

Synopsis: The study of how citizens and parties act within different electoral contexts is a rapidly growing focus of comparative research. The Making Electoral Democracy Work (MEDW) project aims to examine how the rules of the game (especially the electoral system) and the electoral context (especially the competitiveness and salience of an election) influence the dynamic and reciprocal relationship between voters and parties in several long-established democratic states (Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland). The Electoral Integrity Project widens the perspective still further, by examining how the quality of any contest and common malpractices affect citizens and elites in national elections in countries worldwide. This workshop welcomes paper proposals using multiple methods and approaches which seek to tackle several related questions:

• What impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on citizen’s participation, especially voting turnout and campaign activism?

• What impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on political representation, especially the accountability of elected officials to citizens?

• What impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on party choice and voting behavior?

• What impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on the behavior of political parties?

Paper proposals should include the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of authors, the title and a short (100 word) synopsis. Proposals should be submitted online by the deadline of 1 September 2013 via www.electoralintegrity.com. Queries may be sent to [email protected] Those selected will be notified of their inclusion in the program by 1 October 2013. There is no registration fee and participants will be offered refreshments and a buffet lunch. There will also be an evening cocktail reception, with a dinner reserved for paper-givers. A limited number of travel awards will be given to graduate students, women and colleagues from developing countries to offset the costs of travel.

19 (IPSA) International Political Science Association: 23rd World Congress of Political Science: Challenges of Contemporary Governance

Sponsor: International Political Science Association

Dates: July 19, 2014-July 24, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: October 07, 2013

Registration Deadline: April 15, 2014

Location: Montreal, Canada, Canada

Website: http://ipsa.org/events/congress/montreal2014/theme

Conference Description: 

Political scientists are often seen not merely as analysts of political matters, but as something akin to engineers sculpting the organisation of power.

Globalisation has profoundly altered the work of political scientists, intensifying communication and exchange on issues pertaining to the way in which communities, societies, nations and the world itself are governed.

The ambition of this international political science congress, to be held in Montreal, is to reflect upon contemporary evolutions in governance in the face of numerous challenges:
- Political, economic and social systems have become increasingly fragmented, rendering global strategic initiatives ever more complex
- The variety of values, attitudes and behaviours exhibited by individuals and groups makes for a greater and more diverse demand for inclusion and participation
- As the structures through which these interests are represented continue to expand, systems of governance become increasingly complex, more difficult to interpret and understand and less responsive to the uninitiated citizen
- There is a growing risk that the democratic quality of our political systems will deteriorate as a result of the rising influence and decision-making capacity of technical-administrative and technocratic experts
- For a given sector or type of organisation, comparative analysis and an experimental methodological approach should help better evaluate the performance of different forms of governance
- It may also be fruitful to focus on the various competitive strategies and means by which models of governance are promoted, or even imposed (in the name of ‘good governance’ demanded by international institutions, for example)

Faced with these challenges, the multi-faceted phenomenon of governance requires a global, comprehensive and multi-tiered approach: from the local association or political party up to the international community, via regional integration or the national regulation of an economic sector.
Adopting an approach to political science which is resolutely open to the opportunities offered by interdisciplinary collaborations, we must also support the circulation of theoretical frameworks and empirical approaches which are applicable in the northern and southern hemispheres, to the most developed nations and the panoply of emerging and developing countries.

The main focus of this congress will be to generate the greatest possible number of concrete, innovative answers to the questions of citizens, their political, associative and socio-economic representatives and the policy makers who are working constantly to improve the quality of governance.

The principal themes covered by this congress will be:
International Political Economy
International Relations
Public Policy Analysis and Administrative Science
Comparative Politics and Institutions
Political Theory, Gender and Politics
Urban and Regional Politics and Policies
Political Attitudes and Behaviour

30 (cii) cii - Centre for International Intervention, University of Surrey, UK: Reconceptualising ‘International Intervention’

Sponsor: cii - Centre for International Intervention, University of Surrey, UK

Dates: July 30, 2014-July 31, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 31, 2014

Registration Deadline: June 02, 2014

Location: Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/politics/news/events/2014/reconceptualising_international_intervention.htm

Conference Description: 

CONFERENCE BACKGROUND

This is the first in a 3-year, ESRC-funded, seminar series entitled: “Explaining the Intervention Matrix: Theory and Practice from Northern and Southern Perspectives”.

The concept of ‘International Intervention’ remains relatively undefined in both the academic and policy literature. Much Western intervention in the recent period has been characterised under the label of ‘humanitarian intervention’. Put crudely, this describes coercive military intervention to achieve humanitarian ends. But intervention by outside actors, usually from powerful countries in the North, in the affairs of poorer countries in the South has always taken a much broader course. From the activities of Britain’s East India Company in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries to those of the World Bank and international NGOs in the late 20th international intervention has occupied many different shapes and forms. Now, in the 21st century, the very context of intervention is changing fundamentally and at gathering speed; economic globalisation, disruptive technological innovation, shifting power relations between North and South all challenge established models and allow the emergence of new ones. Intervention may occur to secure an economic end state as much as a political one and appears less as a series of separate episodes and more as a set of continuous processes, involving a wider range of actors impacting on each other in an increasingly interdependent world. New tools such as those exploiting cyberspace and those geared at manipulating currencies to expand – or contract – markets are increasingly powerful.

CONFERENCE THEMES

The conference will map current theoretical approaches to international intervention and critique new and emerging frameworks for conceptualising this issue. It will attempt to answer the question whether it is possible and useful to understand and frame intervention in a holistic way. In particular it will seek to establish a framework that encompasses the motivations and expectations of interveners and the consequences both intended and unintended of intervention, comparing the perspectives of people ‘on the receiving end’ of international intervention with those of the outsiders who intervene. This framework will then be used to help shape the remaining seminars in the series.

Professor Mark Duffield, Professor Emeritus at the University of Bristol, has agreed in principle to be a keynote speaker at the conference.

Proposals are sought, both from academia and from the practitioner community, for papers and posters looking at international intervention with regard to, for example:
•economic globalisation;
•disruptive technological innovation;
•shifting power relations between North and South;
•challenges to established models of intervention;
•new and emerging tools of intervention;
•new theoretical models of intervention.

Other angles are also welcome and contributions are sought from a range of disciplines including, but not limited to, international relations, international development, security studies, and international law. The conference aims to break new ground and generate a fresh perspective on the topic.

Limited funds may be available for postgraduate bursaries.

Abstracts (maximum 300 words) are requested by 31 March 2014.
Further details: www.surrey.ac.uk/cii

30 (cii) Centre for International Intervention, University of Surrey: Reconceptualising ‘International Intervention’

Sponsor: Centre for International Intervention, University of Surrey

Dates: July 30, 2014-July 31, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 31, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2014

Location: Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/politics/news/events/2014/reconceptualising_international_intervention.htm

Conference Description: 

In much contemporary discourse, ‘international intervention’ in response to situations of crisis and conflict connotes coercive, military, intervention. But intervention by outside actors, usually from powerful countries in the North, in the affairs of poorer countries in the South has always taken a much broader course. Now, in the 21st century, the context and nature of intervention is changing fundamentally and at speed. Intervention may occur for economic and financial as well as political purposes and appears less as a series of separate episodes and more as a set of continuous processes, involving a wider range of actors impacting on each other in an increasingly interdependent world.

Taking an inter-disciplinary approach, this ESRC-funded conference to be held on 30-31 July 2014 at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, will seek to establish a framework that accounts for the motivations and expectations of interveners and the consequences both intended and unintended of intervention, comparing the perspectives of people ‘on the receiving end’ of international intervention with those of the outsiders who intervene.

Proposals are sought, both from academia and from the practitioner community, for papers and posters looking at international intervention with regard to, for example:

• economic globalisation;
• disruptive technological innovation;
• shifting power relations between North and South;
• challenges to established models of intervention;
• new and emerging tools of intervention;
• new theoretical models of intervention.

Other angles are also welcome and contributions are sought from a range of disciplines. The conference aims to break new ground and generate a fresh perspective on the topic.

Limited funds may be available for post-graduate bursaries.

Abstracts (maximum 300 words) are requested by 31 March 2014.

For further details and an online submission form, please visit the conference page
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/politics/news/events/2014/reconceptualising_international_intervention.htm

August 2014

04 Athens Institute for Education and Research: Annual International Conference on Social Sciences, 4-7 August 2014, Athens, Greece

Sponsor: Athens Institute for Education and Research

Dates: August 04, 2014-August 07, 2014

Location: Athens, TBA, Greece

Website: http://www.atiner.gr/social.htm

Conference Description: 

The Social Sciences Research Division (SSRD) of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organizing its first Annual International Conference on Social Sciences which will be held in Athens, Greece on 4-7 August 2014. In the past, the five research units of SSRD have organized 45 annual international conferences on economics, sociology psychology, politics & International Affairs, as well as the mass media & Communication. Papers from all branches of social sciences are welcome: Anthropology, Media and Communication Studies, Economics, Education, Human Geography, Political science, Public Administration, Psychology and Sociology. Papers on Social Research and Social Theory are also welcome.

The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, 2 lunches, the official dinner (Greek Night of entertainment), coffee breaks and conference material. In addition, a number of cultural and educational activities are being organized such as an urban walk around Athens (which will include the Acropolis), an additional dinner, a special one-day cruise to the Greek islands and a visit to Delphi. Special arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate.

04 Athens Institute for Education and Research: Annual International Conference on Social Sciences, 4-7 August 2014, Athens, Greece

Sponsor: Athens Institute for Education and Research

Dates: August 04, 2014-August 07, 2014

Location: Athens, Greece

Website: http://www.atiner.gr/social.htm

Conference Description: 

The Social Sciences Research Division (SSRD) of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organizing its first Annual International Conference on Social Sciences which will be held in Athens, Greece on 4-7 August 2014. In the past, the five research units of SSRD have organized 45 annual international conferences on economics, sociology psychology, politics & International Affairs, as well as the mass media & Communication. Papers from all branches of social sciences are welcome: Anthropology, Media and Communication Studies, Economics, Education, Human Geography, Political science, Public Administration, Psychology and Sociology. Papers on Social Research and Social Theory are also welcome.
The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, 2 lunches, the official dinner (Greek Night of entertainment), coffee breaks and conference material. In addition, a number of cultural and educational activities are being organized such as an urban walk around Athens (which will include the Acropolis), an additional dinner, a special one-day cruise to the Greek islands and a visit to Delphi. Special arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate.
Please submit a 300-word abstract before 20 March 2014 via email, [email protected] to: Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Head, Sociology Research Unit, ATINER and Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at http://www.atiner.gr/2014/FORM-SOS.doc.
If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos ([email protected]), President, ATINER. The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association and its mission is to act as a forum, where academics and researchers - from all over the world - can meet in Athens in order to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.
Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 200 international conferences, symposiums and events. It has also published approximately 150 books. Academically, the Institute consists of five Research Divisions and twenty-three Research Units. Each Research Unit organizes an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects. Academics and researchers are more than welcome to become members and contribute to ATINER’s objectives. The members of the Institute can undertake a number of academic activities. If you want to become a member, please download the form (membership form). For more information or suggestions, please send an email to: [email protected]

04 (IfAA) Institute of English and American Studies, University of Osnabrück: 5th International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law

Sponsor: Institute of English and American Studies, University of Osnabrück

Dates: August 04, 2014-August 16, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 15, 2014

Location: Osnabrueck, Germany

Website: http://www.osi.uni-osnabrueck.de/

Conference Description: 

The fifth International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law will be held from August 4 to 16, 2014, at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. Hosted by the Institute of English and American Studies (IfAA), the Osnabrück Summer Institute seeks to bring together advanced graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students of the humanities and/or the law from around the world to promote and examine the interdisciplinary study and research of law and culture.

During the two week program, students will partake in a unique experience of scholarly collaboration and exchange through workshops, public lectures, panel discussions, excursions and a final symposium. Participating faculty in this year’s Summer Institute include:

* Rosemary J. Coombe (York University, Toronto)
* Helle Porsdam (University of Copenhagen)
* Fiona Macmillan (Birkbeck School of Law, University of London)
* Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Aarhus U)
* Joseph Slaughter (Columbia U)
* Leti Volpp (U of California, Berkeley)

with more faculty to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The Institute will offer a total of four workshops for 20-30 international participants (doctoral, post-doctoral and advanced M.A.) over a two-week period. The first workshop will be concerned with basic theories, concepts and perspectives within the emerging field of cultural legal studies, focusing specifically on the range and potential of interdisciplinary studies and approaches. The remaining three workshops will focus on key areas of critical inquiry that have been central to the dynamic development of the field:

* The tripartite relationship between culture, cultural rights, and the nation state
* The historical development and current debates about culture as heritage, property and as a resource and its legal definition and regulation (including concepts such as copyright, intellectual property and authorship)
* The cultural presence and representation of the law and the role of culture in the representation and dissemination of the concept of rights (e.g. law and literature, life writing and human rights, visual culture and rights rhetoric)

Applications are to be submitted at http://www.osi.uni-osnabrueck.de/admission/ by March 15, 2014

Please submit any questions to our coordinator Dr. Sabine Meyer at the following adress: [email protected]

September 2014

02 SGEM Conferences: International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts

Sponsor: SGEM Conferences

Dates: September 02, 2014-September 07, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: May 26, 2014

Registration Deadline: July 21, 2014

Location: Albena, Varna, Bulgaria

Website: http://sgemsocial.org/

Conference Description: 

It is an honor for us to invite you to the International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts, where we bring together scientists, educators, and practitioners representing research and educational institutions, companies, government agencies and consulting organizations from all over the world to exchange ideas, to define research priorities in the above fields and to propose potential solutions to problems related to the global changes. Over the past years, we have established high standards in publishing research papers, stimulating their progress and achievements. Papers approved by the Review Committee are published into the SGEM CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (ABSTRACTS+FULL PAPERS) (ISSN: 1314-2704) indexed by Thomson Reuters, ISI Web of Knowledge, Web of Science, CrossRef, ELSEVIER Products, Scopus, ProQuest, EBSCO, Mendeley, CiteULike, Google Scholar.
SGEM Social&Arts considers questions concerned with Psychology, Sociology and Education; Economics, Finance and Law; Anthropology, Archeology, History and Philosophy; Arts, Architecture and Design, Music, Theatre.

The conference will be organized in Workshops and Invited Sessions that will be held alongside with the conference oral sessions and presentations. This is an international forum where open detailed and constructive discussions, consider pressing issues, express divergent views, introduce new ideas, analyze concepts, and review doctrines. The concurrent SGEM Expo, related to the conference topics, is another excellent opportunity to promote a company and to meet potential clients and business partners. All the sessions are accompanied with various social events to make the conference a pleasant experience in of its all aspects.
All theoretical, methodological and conceptual reports concerning Social Sciences and Arts are expected with a great interest. Special attention will be given to reports, proposing science based ideas for decision-making and adaptation to the new reality of global changes. During the Official Award Ceremony that will be on the last day, authors of the Best Presentations (Oral/PhD/Poster) will be awarded by the Scientific Committee with special crystal plaques

05 (FIIA) Finnish Institute of International Affairs: Geoeconomics as Foreign Policy Strategy: Comparing Regional Powers

Sponsor: Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Dates: September 05, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: April 04, 2014

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Website: http://www.fiia.fi/en/news/2248/call_for_papers_geoeconomics_as_foreign_policy_strategy_-_comparing_regional_powers_workshop/

Conference Description: 

Geoeconomic power and its use are a crucial, albeit understudied, aspect of today’s international relations. Traditionally, power has been thought of in geopolitical rather than geoeconomic terms. Looking at the balance of power from such a traditional geopolitical perspective, the world looks doggedly unipolar, with the US as the undisputed hegemon on the basis of its military power. However, applying geoeconomic lenses, the balance of power looks different. The US appears to be in decline and the balance of power multipolar. From a realist geopolitical perspective, we would expect rising powers to start balancing militarily against the US. Yet, there is still little evidence of that. Instead, we are more likely to observe efforts towards “soft balancing”, i.e. through economic methods, something a geoeconomic perspective is better able to detect. Generally, the imperatives of economic development are starkly evident in the foreign policies of the BRIC countries. A crucial question thus concerns to what extent the relative decline of military concerns and rise of economic security concerns is redefining the classical balance-of-power concept, and whether geoeconomics has risen to rival geopolitics as a strategic desideratum in the foreign policies of regional powers. Recent developments seem to denote a newfound economy-oriented notion of foreign policy Realism that understands the global political economy in terms of a zero-sum competition in which one side’s gain is another’s relative loss. Some observers even speak of a new geoeconomic game, where economic power is leveraged aggressively to extract concessions and pressure neighboring countries. Tensions over resource access (energy, food, and water) also appear to be on the rise. Such intensified resource stress is said to be propelling economic security to the center of the global agenda and, thus, for geoeconomics to become paramount in the concerns of regional powers’ policy calculus. This workshop will focus on what role the geoeconomics approach play in the foreign policy strategy of regional powers and whether its role has been elevated over the last decade. Comparing to what extent geoeconomics has emerged to rival geopolitics in the strategic thinking of regional powers and the means they deploy to operate in geoeconomic space, should help clarify whether and how geoeconomics is redefining power and the rules of the contemporary balance of power game. Professor Andrew Hurrell, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford, has been confirmed as the initial keynote speaker. An open call is now announced seeking additional papers by IR scholars focusing on foreign policy of regional powers, economic and resource security, the interplay between economy and foreign policy and other geo-economic aspects of international relations. The aim is then to publish the papers from the workshop as peer-reviewed articles in a special issue/section of a forefront journal of IR. Conference registration for the event is free of charge with travel and accommodation to be funded by the participants themselves. Abstract submission for paper proposals should be sent to [email protected] with the deadline set at April 4, 2014.

15 Proposal deadline, (EMU) Eastern Mediterranean University: ICOINE 2014

Sponsor: Eastern Mediterranean University

Dates: October 29, 2014-October 31, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: September 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: October 01, 2014

Location: AS Hotel, Milano, Italy

Website: http://icoine2014.org/

Conference Description: 

The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends in interdisciplinary in education. ICOINE - 2014 conference is supported by many universities and organizations. ICOINE - 2014 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. ICOINE - 2014 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, round tables, posters/demonstrations and workshops. The proceedings book will be published in e-book format after conference. Participants will be able to reach and download e-book from www.icoine2014.org web site.

28 (APSA2014) Australian Political Studies Association: Australian Political Studies Association annual meeting, Sydney 2014

Sponsor: Australian Political Studies Association

Dates: September 28, 2014-October 01, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 01, 2014

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Website: http://www.apsa2014.org

Conference Description: 

CALL FOR PAPER AND PANEL PROPOSALS

What: Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference
When: Sunday 28 September to Wednesday 1 October 2014
Where: University of Sydney, Australia
Conference theme: Elections, democracies and autocracies
Details: www.apsa2014.org
Deadlines: Proposals must be uploaded online by 1st March 2014.

The annual conference of the Australian Political Studies Association will meet from Sunday 28th September to Wednesday 1st October 2014 at the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Call for Panel and Paper Proposals

The association welcomes paper and panel proposals falling within any area or sub-field within the discipline of political studies, broadly defined. This includes: International Relations, Public Policy, Australian and Indigenous politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics, Thematic stream: Elections, democracy and autocracy, Open stream.

Conference theme: Elections, democracies, and autocracies

In addition, the organizers encourage submissions addressing the main conference theme of ‘Elections, democracies and autocracies’ from multiple disciplinary and methodological approaches.

Pre-APSA Workshops Sunday 28th September

Several thematic workshops held the day before the main conference are designed to bring together scholars presenting research papers around a common topic. Workshops include a graduate student workshop; The legal regulation of political parties; Electoral integrity in Asia-Pacific; Comparative immigration policy and politics; and, The future of environmental movements.

Submission Deadline: 1st March 2014
Contributors are invited to go online to the conference website, www.apsa2014.org by the deadline of 5pm (AEDT) 1st March 2014, to submit a proposal.

More details are available at: www.apsa2014.org

Queries should be sent to the conference assistant: [email protected]

Conference Conveners: Pippa Norris (University of Sydney and Harvard University) and Richard W. Frank (University of Sydney)

30 Proposal deadline, Hertie School of Governance: Political Economy of International Organizations (PEIO) VIII

Sponsor: Hertie School of Governance

Dates: February 12, 2015-February 14, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: September 30, 2014

Location: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Website: http://www.peio.me

Conference Description: 

Submissions are invited for the eighth annual conference on the political economy of international organizations, to be held at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, on February 12-14, 2015. The conference brings together economists and political scientists to address political-economy issues related to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature.

Submission of Papers
Both empirical and theoretical papers will be considered. Please submit full papers to [email protected] The deadline for submission is 30 September, 2014. Decisions will be made by 31 October, 2014. The special issue of the Review of International Organizations will focus on Developing Countries and International Organizations, edited by Eric Werker (Harvard University). Submission to the conference does not require submitting to the special issue.

Conference Format, Attendance, and Registration The number of participants will be limited to about 70 to allow for in-depth discussion of each paper. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire conference. There is no registration or conference fee. Travel and accommodation are at the expense of participants.

Conference Venue: Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany. Berlin has several airports which are roughly equidistant from downtown Berlin.

Conference Website: www.peio.me

Program committee
Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich)
Lawrence Broz (UC-San Diego)
Renee Bowen (Stanford)
Chad Bown (World Bank)
Axel Dreher (Heidelberg)
Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School)
Simon Hug (Geneva)
Mark Kayser (Hertie School)
Christopher Kilby (Villanova)
Stephen Knack (World Bank)
Katharina Michaelowa (Zurich)
Helen Milner (Princeton)
Daniel Nielson (Brigham Young)
Peter Rosendorff (NYU)
Randall Stone (Rochester)
Michael Tierney (William and Mary)
James Vreeland (Georgetown)
Eric Werker (Harvard)


We look forward to your submission.

October 2014

09 College of Wooster: Mentoring Conference for New Research on Gender in Political Psychology

Sponsor: College of Wooster

Dates: October 09, 2014-October 12, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: May 01, 2014

Location: Wooster, OH, United States

Website: http://genderandpolipsych.com/

Conference Description: 

This mentoring conference aims to achieve the goal of young female scholars studying political psychology to receive mentoring and to create an ’intentional networks’ of scholars. Such networks should work to keep female scholars from leaving academia through the ‘leaky pipeline,’ which remains a problem for the field of political science in particular and academia more generally.

29 (EMU) Eastern Mediterranean University: ICOINE 2014

Sponsor: Eastern Mediterranean University

Dates: October 29, 2014-October 31, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: September 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: October 01, 2014

Location: AS Hotel, Milano, Italy

Website: http://icoine2014.org/

Conference Description: 

The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends in interdisciplinary in education. ICOINE - 2014 conference is supported by many universities and organizations. ICOINE - 2014 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. ICOINE - 2014 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, round tables, posters/demonstrations and workshops. The proceedings book will be published in e-book format after conference. Participants will be able to reach and download e-book from www.icoine2014.org web site.

November 2014

13 (NPSA) Northeastern Political Science Association: Annual Meeting

Sponsor: Northeastern Political Science Association

Dates: November 13, 2014-November 15, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: June 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: November 01, 2014

Location: boston, massachusetts, United States

Website: http://www.northeasternpsa.com

Conference Description: 

The Northeastern Political Science Association will hold its 46th annual meeting on November 13-15, 2014 at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. We invite paper, panel, and roundtable submissions from academics, graduate students, journalists, and practitioners. Proposals for papers, panels, or to serve as a chair and/or discussant must be submitted by June 15, 2014 through the NPSA website. Once on the submission website, create a username and password and follow the instructions (past account may no longer exist). E-mail submissions will not be accepted.

NPSA prohibits multiple paper submissions. Only one paper submission per person will be accepted. However, a paper presenter may also serve as a chair or discussant on another panel or as a roundtable participant. If a faculty member sponsors an undergraduate research paper that does not count as the single submission and such faculty member may submit a separate paper to present.




Questions should be directed to the appropriate Program Section Chair (see below) or the conference Program Chair. All conference information is available on the NPSA website (www.northeasternpsa.com), which is regularly updated.





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13 (NPSA) Northeast Political Science Association: Northeast Political Science Association 46th Annual Conference

Sponsor: Northeast Political Science Association

Dates: November 13, 2014-November 15, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: June 18, 2014

Location: Omni Parker House Hotel 60 School Street Boston, MA, United States

Website: http://www.northeasternpsa.com/

Conference Description: 

This is the 46th Annual Conference for the Northeast Political Science Association.

Call For Papers and Participation

The Northeastern Political Science Association will hold its 46th annual meeting November 13 - 15, 2014 at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. We invite paper, panel, and roundtable submissions from academics, graduate and undergraduate students, journalists, and practitioners. Proposals for papers, panels, or to serve as a chair and/or discussant must be submitted by June 15, 2014 through the NPSA submission website at http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/npsa/npsa14/. Once on the submission website, create a username and password and follow the instructions. E-mail submissions will not be accepted.

NPSA prohibits multiple paper submissions. Only one paper submission per person will be accepted. However, a paper presenter may also serve as a chair or discussant on another panel or as a roundtable participant. If a faculty member sponsors an undergraduate research paper that does not count as the single submission and faculty may submit a separate paper that they will present. Questions should be directed to the appropriate Program Section Chair (see below) or the conference Program Chair. All conference information is available on the NPSA website (www.northeasternpsa.com), which is regularly updated.

14 George Washington Forum: Equality and Public Policy

Sponsor: George Washington Forum

Dates: November 14, 2014-November 16, 2014

Location: Baker Center, Athens, OH, United States

Website: http://www.gwfohio.org/news_events

Conference Description: 

(apologies for cross-posting)

The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions, which has its home at Ohio University, invites you to attend our conference on Equality and Public Policy. This conference aims to promote academic discussion and to explore new research trends on equality as a social and political ideal guiding public policy.

The conference will be held at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio (14–16 November 2013). Gerald Gaus (Arizona) will deliver the keynote lecture. Full conference program below.

Limited rooms at a conference rate may be available at the Ohio University Inn; please inquire if you are interested.

Program

Thursday, 14 Nov.
Keynote Session, 7:30 pm.
Gerald Gaus (University of Arizona): “The Egalitarian Species”

Friday, 15 Nov.
Session I, 8:30 - 10:15
Kristin Voigt/Gry Wester (McGill University): “Equality in Public Health: Relational or Distributive?”
Steve Horwitz (St. Lawrence University): “Inequality, Mobility, and Being Poor in America”

Session II, 10:30 - 12:15
Elizabeth Anderson (University of Michigan): “Equality and Freedom: Forgotten Connections”
Sarah Skwire (Liberty Fund): “Without Regard of Persons: Gender Equality, Theology, and the Law in the Writing of Margaret Fell”

Session III, 2:00 - 3:45
Scott Winship (The Manhattan Institute): “Inequality of Income and Inequality of Opportunity”
Paul Weithman (Notre Dame University): “Relational Equality and Inherent Stability”

Session IV, 4:00 - 5:45
Dierdre McCloskey (University of lllinois): “Equality is Better Viewed as Dignity”
Debra Thompson (Ohio University): “What Lies Beneath: Equality and the Making of Racial Classifications”

Saturday, 16 Nov.
Session I, 8:30 - 10:15
Govind Persad (Stanford University): “Equality over Time: Mobility, Security, and Economic Justice”
George Sher (Rice University): “How does Choice Justify Inequality?”

Session II, 10:30 - 12:15
Tom W. Bell (Chapman University): “What Can Corporations Teach Governments About Democratic Equality?”
Rich Vedder (Ohio University)/Daniel Bennett (Florida State University): “Inequality and American Higher Education: History, Theory and Evidence”

Dr. Mark LeBar (lebar@ohio.ed[email protected])

Dr. Robert G. Ingram ([email protected])

Conference flyer at http://www.gwfohio.org/news_events.

December 2014

01 (NZPSA) New Zealand Political Studies Association: New Zealand Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2014

Sponsor: New Zealand Political Studies Association

Dates: December 01, 2014-December 03, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: May 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: November 28, 2014

Location: Auckland, Auckland Central, New Zealand

Website: http://nzpsa2014.org.nz/

Conference Description: 

The organizers invite submissions for the 2014 Annual Conference of the New Zealand Political Studies Association. We encourage paper abstracts (150-200 words) or panel proposals (of up to five papers) that speak to the diverse approaches, issues and methods in the study of politics. These include the following streams:
• New Zealand politics
• M?ori and Indigenous politics
• Political theory
• Public policy and administration
• International relations
• Political economy
• Comparative politics
• Environmental politics
• Media politics
• Teaching and learning politics
• Conference theme

We would also welcome papers on the following theme:
Conflict and discord: Politics in a time of crisis
The political landscape is characterized by conflict and discord. This is most evident during times of socio-political and economic upheaval, but also features in the everyday practice of contemporary democratic politics. Issues of voter apathy, cynicism and democratic decline more broadly herald significant challenges for the legitimacy and effectiveness of political institutions. At the same time, new political forces have emerged, challenging established practices and actors. For example, the battle between scientists and climate change deniers continues to rage, while public opinion in New Zealand and Australia is divided over the economic and environmental impacts of offshore drilling, mining and agricultural intensification. Protest movements from Occupy to the Indignados have sprung up calling for a radical rethink in the social, economic and political configuration of society. In the Middle East, the sense of hope that accompanied the initial discord of the Arab Spring has quickly evaporated as a new wave of repressive measures is introduced to clamp down on protestors. By focusing on themes of conflict and discord, we encourage participants to think about changes to the decision-making process and the allocation of power in a society during times of crisis. In what ways does the practice of politics change? To what extent is conflict natural, necessary and perhaps even constructive? What insights can some conflicts, such as those around climate denial, provide for our understanding of political processes?
Particular issues welcomed in the theme include:
• Democratic decline
• Theories of crisis
• Austerity and new social movements
• Racism, racialization and conflict
• Retribution and reconciliation
• Conflict and revolutionary change

Conference queries should be sent to: [email protected]

February 2015

12 Hertie School of Governance: Political Economy of International Organizations (PEIO) VIII

Sponsor: Hertie School of Governance

Dates: February 12, 2015-February 14, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: September 30, 2014

Location: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Website: http://www.peio.me

Conference Description: 

Submissions are invited for the eighth annual conference on the political economy of international organizations, to be held at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, on February 12-14, 2015. The conference brings together economists and political scientists to address political-economy issues related to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature.

Submission of Papers
Both empirical and theoretical papers will be considered. Please submit full papers to [email protected] The deadline for submission is 30 September, 2014. Decisions will be made by 31 October, 2014. The special issue of the Review of International Organizations will focus on Developing Countries and International Organizations, edited by Eric Werker (Harvard University). Submission to the conference does not require submitting to the special issue.

Conference Format, Attendance, and Registration The number of participants will be limited to about 70 to allow for in-depth discussion of each paper. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire conference. There is no registration or conference fee. Travel and accommodation are at the expense of participants.

Conference Venue: Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany. Berlin has several airports which are roughly equidistant from downtown Berlin.

Conference Website: www.peio.me

Program committee
Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich)
Lawrence Broz (UC-San Diego)
Renee Bowen (Stanford)
Chad Bown (World Bank)
Axel Dreher (Heidelberg)
Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School)
Simon Hug (Geneva)
Mark Kayser (Hertie School)
Christopher Kilby (Villanova)
Stephen Knack (World Bank)
Katharina Michaelowa (Zurich)
Helen Milner (Princeton)
Daniel Nielson (Brigham Young)
Peter Rosendorff (NYU)
Randall Stone (Rochester)
Michael Tierney (William and Mary)
James Vreeland (Georgetown)
Eric Werker (Harvard)


We look forward to your submission.

 

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