CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
We invite scholars across different disciplines 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
University of Oxford
Editor of Oxford University Press series Studies in Democratization, President of the Conseil Scientifique of the Institut des Ameriques in Paris, and member of the steering committee of the Red Eurolatinoamericana de Gobernabilidad para el Desarrollo. Among his most recent books are Illiberal Practices: Territorial Variance within Large Federal Democracies (Johns Hopkins UP, 2016), Latin America: A New Interpretation (Palgrave, 2006 second revised updated edition 2010), and Democratization: Theory and Experience (Oxford University Press, 2002). Read more
University of Aarhus
Co-principal investigator of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project. He has published numerous articles on democratization, civil liberties, and the rule of law, as well as several books on these issues, including The State-Democracy Nexus: Conceptual Distinction, Theoretical Perspectives, and Comparative Approaches (Routledge, 2016), The Rule of Law: Definition, Measures, Patterns, and Causes (Palgrave, 2014), Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective: Conceptions, Conjunctures, Causes and Consequences (Routledge, 2013), and Requisites of Democracy: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Explanation (Routledge, 2011). Read more
PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGES AND STRUCTURAL RISKS FOR POLITICAL RESEARCHERS
Round table on the state of the discipline supported by the International Political Science Association (IPSA) - Research Committee 33 (The Study of Political Science as a Discipline) and the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (ECPSA)
Abstract submission deadline
15 / 02 / 2017
ABOUT SCOPE: SCIENCE OF POLITICS
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 (26-28 May 2017) is organized by the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest (FSPUB), with the support of a grant of the Romanian Ministry of Education, CNCS-UEFISCDI, project demoAID - New Actors & Mechanisms of Democratic Accountability in International Development: Reputation Building of ODA Emergent Donors (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2851), as well as with the support of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) research committees RC 13 (Democratization in Comparative Perspective) & RC33 (The Study of Political Science as a Discipline), the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (ECPSA), and the Alumni of the University of Bucharest Association.
The working languages of the event are English and French, with English as primary language.
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