IAPSS Panels on ''Challenging Democrary'' at the IPSA World Congress 2016

Publicado el 14 de septiembre de 2015 a las 12h. y 14m. por Charo Llera en IPSA

24th World Congress of Political Science of the International Political Science Association (IPSA)

23 - 28 July 2016 | Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 25 September 2015

About the IAPSS Panels:

As every year, we – the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) – welcome papers from political science, international relations and related fields from students and young scholars for our panels to be held at the upcoming 24th World Congress of Political Science of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), from 23 - 28 July, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. We encourage applications focussing on conceptual, theoretical and empirical connections between democracy and
inequality from students coming from all around the globe. We are also looking for one discussant and one chairperson per panel.

More on the 24th World Congress of Political Science:

More on the IAPSS Annual Theme 2016:

The panels hosted by IAPSS are based on the Congress’ theme ‘Politics in a

World of Inequality’and the thematic framework of IAPSS' Annual Theme
2016 ‘Challenging

The Theme & Topics Addressed:

Democracy is the standard against which all governments across the world
are measured. It is, however, not without flaws and has so far failed to
provide solutions for global economic inequality,changing expectations of
the welfare state and fluctuations in public support for redistribution. How
is democracy affected by inequality? Can and should democracy be improved,
and if so, how? Are there better alternatives to democracy in order to
promote redistribution and recognition of different regional, religious,
cultural and national groups? How can challenging democracy inform new studies
into contemporary governance of politics in a world of inequality?

The key topics we will address are (but are not limited to):

  • legitimacy;
  • Identity
  • inclusion/exclusion;
    social movements and responses;
  • models of democracy and regime types;
  • public policy approaches;
  • participatory democracy and grassroots constitutionalism
  • democratic transitions
  • impediments to democratic development
  • democratic legitimacy of supranational and intergovernmental governance
  • new forms of democracy (direct democracy, deliberative democracy, etc.)

    Guidelines for Abstract Submissions:

A) Paper presenters: Please send us your abstract (between 150 and 200
words) with the title of the proposed paper, five keywords, your name,
subject(s) of study, home university, contact details, and a two page CV in
two separate files to delegations@iapss.org. Please do not send any
additional documents or text as these will not be considered.

B) Chairpersons and discussants: Please send us a short position paper (up
to 300 words) on the topic on one of the above listed topics as well as a
two page CV, with emphasis put on your previous chair/discussant
experiences to delegations@iapss.org.

For all positions, the deadline is 25 September 2015. Results will be
announced on 30 September2015. For all positions, IAPSS membership is
mandatory once the selection is finalized. Please find an overview of the
wide range of services and benefits of IAPSS membership and the online
application form here: www.iapss.org/members/individual-membership

For any further information, please do not hesitate to send an e-mail with
your inquiry to delegations@iapss.org.