The academic program of the 7th international interdisciplinary conference of political research SCOPE: Science of Politics (20-24 September 2021) will be available here on the 3rd of September after the submission periods closes on the 31st of August. Some of the roundtables will be livestreamed but the discussions within the panels are restricted to registered participants. 

The following special round tables are already confirmed


ELECTIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Chair: Fernando CASAL BÉRTOA* (University of Nottingham)

Special roundtable on how the COVID-19 context affected the electoral processes and the electoral behaviour in 2020 and 2021 around the world. 

* Recent publication: CASAL BÉRTOA, F. and ENYEDI, Z., 2021. Party System Closure: Party Alliances, Government Alternatives, and Democracy in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.



WHAT CAN POLITICAL SCIENTISTS DO FOR LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY?
Event organized with the support of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) - Research Committee 33 (The Study of Political Science as a Discipline)

Special round table on how political science teaching and research could be more active in defending the values and institutions of liberal democracy and which are the limits of such political involvement that can still guarantee both scientific and civic integrity, especially in challenging contexts such as the current pandemic.



CONTEMPORARY VULNERABILITIES OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Event organized with the support of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) - Research Committee 33 (The Study of Political Science as a Discipline)

Special round table on the main vulnerabilities that political research and political science as a discipline still faces structurally and in various parts of the world, how the current pandemic has impacted these vulnerabilities and which opportunities might exist for improving the state of political science and supporting political scientists in vulnerable situations around the world.