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[CfA] SCOPE: Science of Politics - 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research

posted Nov 24, 2016, 6:55 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated Nov 24, 2016, 6:57 AM ]


Open to senior and junior scholars of political research from social sciences and humanities, as well as to scholars from trans- and interdisciplinary areas relevant for political research.


SCOPE: SCIENCE OF POLITICS – International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research is an annual joint session of workshops aimed at offering a space for academic exchanges on timely political research topics, as well as on the latest advancements within the discipline and the profession(s) of political science.

The 4th edition is organized by the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest and it will take place in Bucharest between 26 and 28 May 2017.

Scholars across different disciplines are invited to submit papers, panels or round table proposals on DEMOCRACY IN DEVELOPMENT: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON THE GOVERNANCE OF THE PUBLIC GOOD, and treat this general theme from various conceptual, empirical and methodological perspectives, while addressing timely case-studies, especially (but not exclusively) around the following core topics
  • Democracy and democratization as subject for contemporary political theory; 
  • Populism, social movements and electoral behaviour in the age of social media; 
  • The role of local politics in shaping national and trans-national democratic institutions; 
  • The role of digital technology and social media in contemporary international politics; 
  • Democratic accountability and the new global agenda of sustainable development (SDGs) 
  • Democracy and the European Union today; 
  • Conflict, security and democracy; 
  • Transitional justice; 
  • Comparative perspectives on civic education; 
  • Methodological opportunities and challenges in approaching issues related to democracy and democratization. 
Read the full call for applications at http://www.scienceofpolitics.eu/scope-2017/cfa

The conference includes keynote lectures by Laurence WHITEHEAD (University of Oxford), Cecelia LYNCH (University of California Irvine) and Erik-Svend SKAANING (University of Aarhus & V-Dem), as well as a special round table on the state of the discipline focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by political scientists as both researchers and employees.

The event is supported by the Research Committees 13 (Democratization in Comparative Perspective) and 33 (The Study of Political Science as a Discipline) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA/AISP), as well as by the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (ECPSA).

The official languages of the event are English and French. The primary working language is English.

To make most of the many visiting opportunities available in Bucharest (once nicknamed Little Paris and currently often labelled as Little Berlin particularly for its vibrant nightlife and alternative cultural spaces), the organizers also offer participants guided thematic tours with scholars and practitioners in the field, including Communist and post-communist art, architecture and politics tours, Jewish & Armenian neighbourhoods tours, and a Corruption tour.

Deadline for submitting applications: 15 February 2017