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Call for Abstracts 

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Global Cooperation in the Era of Disruption

May 15 – 19, 2023 | Montréal, Canada 

(with a limited number of virtual panels)

Call for Abstracts 

Deadline for Abstracts Submissions: February 15, 2023 (Abstracts are accepted on a rolling basis)
The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is launching its Call for Abstracts for its virtual World Congress. We welcome abstracts from undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students, as well as from junior scholars from different academic perspectives, such as: comparative politics, international relations, international political economy, political theory, security studies, public policy and administration, regional and area studies as well as political psychology and behavior studies, and international law, among others. You can find more information here.

Theme & Sub-Themes

Multiple transboundary crises continue to emerge and challenge the ability of countries to cooperate with each other. Refugee, climate, health, and cyber crises cripple the resources of countries and force states to ration their response to mounting challenges. Inevitably, global politics will have to adjust and adapt to the age of disruption, yet the way in which it will be done is still unclear. Future generations could face a deglobalized world, or a renewed global order characterized by deeper cooperation between the states.  Without a doubt, understanding the dynamics of cooperation and politics in the age of disruption is vital to the discipline of political science. It is, therefore, essential for students of political science to bring the subject into a public debate through various theoretical and conceptual approaches.

In this vein, we ask the following questions: what are the current state and the future of global cooperation? What challenges and opportunities arise with respect to climate change, technology, the rule of law, and public health? How is the Global South affected? And, amidst a rapidly changing environment, what is the contribution of political theory and philosophy?

With this conference theme, IAPSS hopes to encourage students and junior scholars of political science and related disciplines to participate in this exciting academic discussion. If you have never presented a paper before, this is your best chance to start! IAPSS is an

association of Political Science students and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to grow.

Given the width of the theme of Global Cooperation in the Era of Disruption, we welcome contributions focusing on a variety of perspectives. The topics addressed at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
1.      Climate Change
·       Challenges and opportunities for sustainable development.
·       Migration, climate change, and human security.
·       Sustainability, climate change, and economic insecurity.
2.      Digital Age and Technology
·       Digital transformation and its impact on conflict, state power, and national politics.
·       Global (dis)information management.
·       Virtual propaganda and security threats.
3.      Gender and Identity Politics
·       Feminine and feminist political discourse.
·       Identity politics – unification and particularisation
·       Queer theory and global politics.
4.      Global Markets
·       Resource nationalism.
·       Impact of conflicts on global trade.
·       Growing protectionism in advanced economies.
5.      Global South
·       Regional power dynamics and cooperation.
·       Social movements and political change.
·       Structural inequality and policy challenges in the Global South.
6.      Health
·       The future of global public health policies.
·       International cooperation and public health.
·       Public trust and citizen compliance during public health emergencies.
7.      Human Rights and the Rule of Law
·       Preservation of democracy and human rights around the world.
·       Democratisation, illiberal democracies, and democratic backsliding.
·       The impact of COVID-19 on human rights and the rule of law.
8.      Political Theory and Philosophy
·       Comparative political theory.
·       Contemporary political theory.
·       The relevance and impact of political theory and philosophy.
9.      Society
·       Creating and supporting civic spaces.
·       Non-state actors and democracy.
·       Representation, elections and voting behaviour.

Guidelines for Abstracts

Please send us your abstract of no more than 250 words through the online form here. This form will include the name of the author(s), the title of the paper, key words, home university, and email address(es).
Full papers will be requested if the abstract is accepted for presentation. For further information on paper format requirements please click here.

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We look forward to your submission!

Crystal Staebell

Heads of 2023 World Congress Team

International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS)

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West 

Montréal, Québec, H3G 1M8


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