The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) welcomes papers particularly from students and junior scholars of Political Science, International Relations and related fields for its panels to be held at the upcoming 25th World Congress of Political Science of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), from 21 to 26 July 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. We encourage applications focussing on conceptual, theoretical and empirical approaches to diversity and globalization from students coming from all around the globe. We are also looking for one discussant and one chairperson per panel.
The panels hosted by IAPSS are loosely based on the IPSA World Congress theme ‘Borders and Margins’ and the thematic framework of IAPSS’ Annual Theme 2018 ‘Diversity and Globalization’. Their focus revolves particularly around the observation of the fluidity of various forms of borders in the globalized world, which may be an opportunity as well as a threat to spreading and accommodating diversity in political communities.
We live in a diverse and increasingly globalized world. Its complexities have become evident not least during several major political changes in the last few years.
The discussions on both how to accommodate and institutionalize diversity as a major advantage of progress as well as on how to address political changes that can often create instability at various levels have been ongoing and no single answer seems to have been provided. Attempts to answer such questions might adopt multiple levels of analysis, ranging from the ‘global order’ and the world of principles through international and domestic institutions, specific regions and countries, up to the individual.
For social science disciplines, the rapid changes also pose a challenge of understanding and explaining them with the help of available theories and methodologies. Both theory testing and theory development with refined established or novel methodologies is needed to better understand how institutions and societies can advance towards being more inclusive and better off in a diverse and globalized world.
The key topics we will address are (but are not limited to):
For all applications, the deadline is 27 August 2017. For all positions, IAPSS membership is mandatory once the selection is finalized. Please find an overview of the wide range of services and benefits of IAPSS membership and the online application form here.
The positions of A) and B) are not mutually exclusive.
Find more information about previous IAPSS delegations here.
IAPSS is not able to provide any financial support for participation in the IAPSS delegation. Successful applicants will be responsible for covering all expenses, such as registration, travel and accommodation costs. However, we are happy to provide successful applicants with support letters for any individual grant or scholarship applications that could ensure their participation at the conference.
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