For the 6th edition of the international interdisciplinary conference of political research SCOPE: Science of politics, which will take place at the University of Bucharest (Romania) between the 31st of May and 2nd of June 2019, we invite scholars across different disciplines to submit papers, panels or round table proposals on VALUES IN POLITICS, 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: 
  • Ethics and political theory;
  • Ethics and international affairs;
  • Ethics and public policy;
  • Ethics and human rights;
  • Values, beliefs and attitudes in contemporary societies;
  • Populism, social movements and electoral behaviour in the age of social media;
  • Democracy and its critics;
  • Contemporary political ideologies;
  • Identity politics;
  • The politics of entitlement;
  • Transitional justice;
  • Comparative perspectives on civic education and global solidarity;
  • Methodological opportunities and challenges in approaching the study of values in political research;
  • Ethics of contemporary political research.


Christian W. HAERPFER
University of Vienna & World Values Survey Association

Current President of the World Values Survey Association, Founding Director in 1991 of the Institute for Comparative Survey Research “Eurasia Barometer” in Vienna (Austria), as well as recurrent academic and public policy advisor for the United Nations, UNDP, World Bank, European Commission, EBRD and OECD. His main fields of expertise are the social and political transformations in transitional Post-Soviet and Post-Communist societies; political participation and democracy; social and political capital; support for democracy and other political regimes; and political transition in countries of Middle East and North Africa.

Andrei POAMĂ
Leiden University

Co-editor of the recent Routledge Handbook of Ethics and Public Policy, he is also co-coordinator of the Centre for Public Values and Ethics, and member of the Centre for Political Philosophy at Leiden University. His major research interests include the philosophy of punishment, the ethics of public policy, democratic theory (with an emphasis on juries and jury decision-making), and experimental philosophy. Read more

Abstract submission deadline
Les résumé doivent être envoyés avant le
01 / 03 / 2019


(300-500 words abstract / résumé 300-500 mots)

(300-500 words abstract, 3-4 paper proposals / résumé 300-500 mots, 3-4 communications

(300-500 words abstract, 3-6 invited speakers / résumé 300-500 mots, 3-6 participants)


The event takes place at Casa Universitarilor, a historical building of the University of Bucharest, located in the city centre, close to most touristic landmarks. Citizens of non-OECD countries, members of IPSA RC33 and doctoral students irrespective of their country of origin enjoy discounted fee rates. Read more about the VENUE, REGISTRATION PROCEDURES, CALENDAR & FEES and other PRACTICAL INFORMATION.


Among 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 (Communist heritage tours, Jewish & Armenian neighbourhoods tours, Corruption tour). Read more