Dear IPSG Members,
as some of you may have seen, details of the PSA 2019 Conference (Nottingham, 15-17 April) have been released, and call for papers and panels are now open.
The IPSG will be able to propose up to four panels, and we strongly encourage all our members to participate in this process. To this end, as IPSG convenors, we have drafted two panel proposals focusing on the following themes: 1) populists in power; 2) crisis and transformation of social democracy. At this link you can find provisional panel titles and abstracts.
Of course these are just preliminary ideas and we are open to comments and suggestions. For instance, the scope of the social democracy panel could be broadened to include all mainstream parties (not just centre-left ones) and their responses to changing political and socio-economic circumstances.
We would like to have an overview of proposed panels and papers one month before the official submission deadline (22 October) so that we would have enough time to advertise the panels and work with other specialist groups if the number of proposals is too large or too small.
If you are interested in participating in the next PSA conference, please contact us by 23 Septemberand let us know:
- if you would like to submit a paper proposal that you think could be included in the two proposed panels. Please send us title and abstract of the paper (and your current affiliation).
- if you would like to submit an alternative panel proposal (beyond the two included in the attachment). Please send us an abstract of the panel and, if possible, up to four paper abstracts that are linked to the panel topic (with names and affiliations of the proposed presenters and chair). Please make sure that the panel proposal reflects gender diversity. All-male submissions won't be considered. We will let you know if your panel can be included in the IPSG submission at least two weeks before the official submission deadline.
- if you would like to submit a paper proposal that is not linked to the topics suggested here but fits the broader conference theme "(Un)Sustainable Politics in a Changing World". Please send us title and abstract of the paper (and your current affiliation). We will try to identify clusters of contributions with similar focus that could be transformed into panels and let you know if your paper can be included in the IPSG submission at least two weeks before the official submission deadline.
Please note that panel and paper proposals must not exceed the 550 word limit and must be submitted in English. Clear and concise abstracts facilitate the review process.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions
All the best