Find the Calls for Proposals for the 2023 APSA Annual Meeting from all of our Partner Organizations below.  The title of the group and the call will appear below the group title. Some groups have chosen to submit a fully formed panel rather than construct one from a call. If that is the case, it will be noted under the group, and we advise that you reach out to the contact listed if you would like to be considered for their panel.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

Contact(s): Azul Aguiar-Aguilar, azulaguiar@iteso.mx 

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

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Contact(s): Maren Eilika NeleNoesselt, nele.noesselt@uni-due.de

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Contact(s): Silvina Danesi, silvina_danesi@cpsa-acsp.ca

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Contact(s): Eric Gomez, egomez@cato.org

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

THE PROBLEMATIQUE OF DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

With the populist and anti-established political parties on rise (not only) in Central and Eastern Europe, the issue of the effective institutional settings of the political systems gets more relevant and important. It is the institutional framework of the country’s political system that can prevent the total capture of power (provided only political forces are used of course, not the military-like force such as guerillas, militias etc.), and at the same time the institutions and their settings are targeted by the populist and anti-establishment leaders (parties) to change the “rules of game” that would suit their interests. We welcome papers that would focus on the role the political system institutions play in preventing democratic backsliding in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe. The papers can focus on institutional check-and-balance principle in general or on specific types of institutions, such as second parliamentary chambers, heads of states, constitutional / supreme / state courts, and tribunals. In keeping with APSA’s goals of and respect for diversity, inclusion, and access throughout the profession, we respect diversity and recognize the importance of multiplicity in approach and interdisciplinarity from a wideranging collection of scholars. For more information, please contact group head, prof. Dr. Miro Hacek, miro.hacek@fdv.uni-lj.si

Contact(s): Helen Cooper, hcooper@ecpr.eu

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Contact(s): Christophe Jaffrelot

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Contact(s): Amy Mazur

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Contact(s): Mathieu St. Laurent, mathieu.stlaurent@ipsa.org

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Contact(s): Karine Lavoisier, karine.lavoisier.ippa@gmail.com

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Contact(s): Tobias Hofmann, tobias.hofmann@fu-berlin.de

The International Political Science Association’s Research Committee on Concepts and Methods invites proposals for full panels as well as individual papers from scholars form across the entire spectrum of political methodology. We welcome theoretical and applied contributions, quantitative and qualitative work, observational and experimental research, and especially innovative panel or roundtable proposals that address issues related to ‘Mis- and Disinformation’ and bring together conceptually and methodologically diverse authors and approaches.

Contact(s): Giulio Gallarotti, ggallarotti@wesleyan.edu

Panel title: Power, Information and Disinformation

We are seeking proposals on the theme of Power, Information and Disinformation. In the digital age when information and disinformation has impacted on the daily lives of billions across the globe, power over information has become a principal issue. We seek papers that explore this issue. Please email your queries to Giulio Gallarotti at ggallarotti@wesleyan.edu or Alina Vladimirova at alina.v.vladimirova@gmail.com

Contact(s): Karina Kosiara-Pedersen, kp@ifs.ku.dk

Transformation of Party Affiliation. Political parties are gradually declining as effective vehicles to link citizens and the state in representative democracies beyond Election Day. Among the key catalysts for this crisis is the organisational transformation of political parties, away from mass membership organisations rooted in civil society to increasingly professionalised entities inseparable from the state. This transformation has profoundly influenced the empirical and normative direction of comparative research into the future of political parties. We call for papers in this panel that engages with 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 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.

We welcome diversity in research and researchers and invite all to submit for this panel. 

Contact(s): Douglas Casson, casson@stolaf.edu

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Contact(s): Ajin Choi, choiajin@yonsei.ac.kr

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Contact(s): Michelle Doyle Wildman, michelle.doylewildman@psa.ac.uk

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Contact(s): Peter Stone, psaipresident@gmail.com

The Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) welcomes paper proposals related to Irish politics for its panel at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). It particularly welcomes proposals related to the theme of the meeting, “Rights and Responsibilities in an Age of Mis- and Disinformation.” Disinformation can have an enormous impact upon the politics of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Witness, for example, the Brexit referendum campaign, the fallout of which will affect politics on the island for years to come. This campaign was marked by many highly questionable public claims. How can one guard against disinformation in highly-charged political campaigns? How can one prevent it from increasing political polarization? Our panel provides a forum for reflection these and other topics as they relate to Irish politics. 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.

Contact(s): Kenneth Grasso, kg03@txstate.edu

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