Partner Organization Calls

Find the Calls for Proposals for the 2021 Annual Meeting from all of our Partner Organizations below.  The deadline to submit a proposal January 18, 2022

The title of the group and the call will appear below the group title.

Contact(s): Willibald Sonnleitner, wsonnleitner@colmex.mx and Jesús Tovar Mendoza, jtovar63@msn.com

Contact(s): Oded Haklai, haklai@queensu.ca

Israel in the post-Pandemic era.

Israeli politics have experienced deep polarization along multiple lines in recent decades. Amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, the unprecedented political crisis of four consecutive elections brought to light the extent to which society is divided. Contrasting visions about society, the future of the state, and the role of leaders have translated into mass mistrust as well as widespread protests and sometimes violence. What will Israeli politics look like in the post-pandemic period? Will fragmentation subside, or have the pre-pandemic patterns entrenched?

The Association for Israel Studies invites proposals from scholars interested in the study of Israel, seeking to explore the transformations and contours of Israel as a polarized society. We encourage proposals from all fields of political science and from diverse methodological and theoretical perspectives. Papers that place Israel in comparative perspective with other cases are also encouraged. “

Contact(s): Zsuzsa Cergo, csergo@queensu.ca

The Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) invites proposals that focus on the diverse ways in which scholars of nationalism and ethnic politics rely on census data to study controversial questions about identity, equity, inclusion, and justice in ethnically diverse societies. We are particularly interested in papers that include a focus on Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe; Russia; the Caucasus; and Eurasia. Information about the ASN may be found at http://nationalities.org/.

Contact(s): Greg Moore, gregmoore0816@icloud.com

The Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) welcomes submissions from interested scholars and practitioners for its panel at the 2022 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. ACPS invites paper proposals that apply diverse theoretical and empirical approaches to the analysis of China-related research questions, particularly those that address political, economic, historical, and sociological dimensions of domestic political change and the global repercussions of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan. ACPS encourages submissions that combine cross-disciplinary theory approaches with empirical research (and, whenever possible, primary sources in Chinese).

To apply, please send proposals to Dr. Nele Noesselt, nele.noesselt@uni-due.de

Contact(s): Miro Hacek, Miro.Hacek@fdv.uni-lj.si

The year 2020 has become an unusual year for societies because of the extremely difficult pandemic situation that all countries have had to face. The covid19 pandemic has affected almost every area of people’s lives. The restrictions imposed by governments have significantly limited constitutional civil liberties, generating reactions important from the point of view of the political system and built on the wave of the emotions associated with the pandemic. New social movements have begun to emerge, and existing ones have started to become active, channeling these emotions and ensuring the fulfilment of needs whose satisfaction was undermined. CEPSA panel will focus on a particular section of these bottom−up initiatives, namely movements based on conspiracy and anti-covid19 theories. Conspiracy theories are defined as explanatory beliefs about a group of actors that collude in secret to reach malevolent goals. In times of crisis, people are more likely to support such theories. This way of thinking clearly works in situations that are difficult to explain and do not provide acceptable solutions to an overwhelming situation in a foreseeable perspective. Pandemic situation has activated many movements based on conspiracy theories and denial of covid19 disease. What connects both is the SARS−CoV−2 virus. The purpose of the panel is to investigate the political potential and (possible/actual) political impact of conspiracy theories, focusing mostly – but not exclusively – on countries of Central and Eastern Europe. We would encourage the authors to focus on personal, social and systemic sources of political appeal of conspiracy and anti-covid movements. In keeping with APSA’s goals of and respect for diversity, inclusion, and access throughout the profession, we respect diversity and recognise the importance of multiplicity in approach and interdisciplinarity from a wide-ranging collection of scholars. For more information, please contact related group head, prof. Dr. Miro Hacek, miro.hacek@fdv.uni-lj.si.

Contact(s): Tanja Munro, tmunro@ecpr.eu

Contact(s): Christophe Jaffrelot, christophe.jaffrelot@sciencespo.fr

See French Politics Group for Call.

Contact(s): Amy Mazur, mazur@wsu.edu

The FPG-AFSP Associate Group welcomes proposal for panels, roundtable and single papers from the full range of approaches within political science that also take an interdiscplinary purview. With the theme of the 2022 meetings being ‘Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards A Post-Pandemic Political Science” we encourage submissions to focus on how these issues play out in the study of French Politics, keeping in mind the need to place the study of France as a single case in a broader comparative perspective.

Contact(s): Steven Peterson, sap12@psu.edu

Research Committee # 12 (Biology and Politics) invites interested researchers to submit paper proposals for a panel on biology and politics for the 2022 meeting in Montreal. Paper proposals can be from any specialty in biopolitics—from biopolicy, to biological factors influencing political behavior, to application in comparative politics and international relations, to biological linkages, to political philosophy, and so on. We would also consider someone submitting a full panel proposal with panelists identified and papers’ titles plus a brief precis describing the panel’s goals and essence.

Please submit proposals to Dr. Steven A. Peterson, School of Public Affairs, Penn State Harrisburg, 777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown PA 17057.

Contact(s): Zachary Elkins, zelkins@austin.utexas.edu and Tobias Hofmann, tobias.hofmann@fu-berlin.de

We invite proposals for either full panels or individual papers on topics of political methodology and concept analysis. Our research committee was the first founded by the International Political Science Association and enjoys a long history of connecting research programs across the world. We prize rigorous and creative research from a wide range of approaches, disciplines, and corners of the world.

Contact(s): Giulio Gallarotti, ggallarotti@wesleyan.edu and Alina Vladimirova, alina.v.vladimirova@gmail.com

The global system has long been seen only as a community of nation states. Visions of the hard boundaries of nations has led scholars to conceptualize international politics as a process unfolding exclusively among sovereign countries. Indeed changes in the structure of the global system has introduced far more players into the game. Non-state entities have arisen to compete with states in all important issue-areas. This new pluralist constellation has forced scholars to reconceptualize the nature of the global community and the consequences of these new sets of pluralist relations in terms of the new structure of power in international relations

Contact(s): Stephanie Alenda, salenda@unab.cl and Karina Kosiara-Pedersen, kp@ifs.ku.dk

New forms of party affiliation. One of the most important themes in comparative politics over the last three decades has been the gradual decline of political parties as effective vehicles to link citizens and the state in representative democracies beyond Election Day. Among the key catalysts for this diagnosis of crisis has been the organisational transformation of political parties, away from mass membership organisations rooted in civil society to increasingly professionalised entities inseparable from the state. While this transformation has profoundly influenced the empirical and normative direction of comparative research into the future of political parties, how political parties are themselves adapting to this transformation is not yet known.

The papers in this panel will engage with one of the most significant empirical developments in parties across the globe: the transformation of opportunities for, and patterns of, affiliation with political parties as organisations. Both new and established parties claim to be inventing new forms of party membership and affiliation. Whether through supporters’ networks, cyber members or movement-style politics, these opportunities have captured the attention of researchers working across the fields of party politics, media and communication, internet politics and social movement studies for their potential to reinvigorate collective mobilisations. The panel invites papers that provide understandings of the catalysts for, and consequences of, new forms of membership and affiliation, and that advance the theoretical and empirical precision of these concepts. In addition to these conceptual advances, new empirical research can be presented to analyse the transformation of membership and affiliation in the digital sphere, and the consequences of these reforms to both new and established political parties in terms of attracting citizens back to parties and how satisfied they are with the experience.

Contact(s): Peter Stone, pstone@tcd.ie

The Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) welcomes paper proposals related to Irish politics for its panel at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). It particularly welcomes proposals related to the theme of the meeting, “Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards a Post-Pandemic Political Science.” The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact upon both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This impact has raised questions related to many areas of politics, ranging from government capacity to deal with crises to the justifiable scope and limits of emergency powers. The impact has also affected many other political tensions on the island, most notably those related to the continuing fallout of Brexit. Our panel provides a forum for reflection on these and other topics related to the Irish experience with COVID-19. We also welcome, of course, paper proposals on any aspect of Irish politics. We are open to all methodological perspectives within political science as well as interdisciplinary approaches.