Join us for the 116th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 10 – 13, 2020, in San Francisco, CA, to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2020 theme, “Democracy, Difference, and Destabilization.”

In the United States, democratic institutions are generally thought of as bulwarks against manifold threats, both inside and outside of the American polity. Indeed, the assumption has been that our nation’s constitution is solid and prescient enough to thwart—or at the least contain—the more authoritarian impulses of citizens and elected officials alike. Donald J. Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States in 2016 has dramatically called into question this working assumption. Yet President Trump’s ascendance to executive power is more epilogue than prologue to the inclusivity of American democracy. In the decades leading to Trump’s momentous election, there were already countless signs of democracy displaying illiberal tendencies in the United States. Read the complete theme statement »

The submissions system will close on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Registration will open in late March 2020.