Category Archives: Call for Papers

Journal of Church & State – call for papers

Posted by Matt Scherer, Section Chair, on APSA Connect:

Journal of Church and State is pleased to announce a call for papers on the following topic:

“Catholic Clerical Sexual Abuse”

The continuing Catholic sexual abuse tragedy has escalated from an acute religious crisis to a chronic, global, political one. It continues to be fueled by increasing national, civil investigations; the lack of credible Vatican responses to protect children, and the need to provide justice for the victims. The balance of power between the Catholic Church and many national states has changed significantly due to the increasing revelations of clerical sexual abuse. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration for a special issue of Journal of Church and State.

Papers are invited from scholars to articulate, examine and analyze the new relationships as well as the negative or positive consequences for both the Catholic Church and civil states. Papers will be expected to use government and church documents to support arguments. These arguments include, but are not limited to:

  • The growth of the scope and nature of civil/criminal investigations into Catholic clerical sexual abuse
  • The right or overreach of the State to examine clerical personnel records
  • State monitoring of the management of clergy
  • The compelling state interest to protect children
  • New interpretations of notions of “separation of Church and State” and constitutional protections of religious freedom
  • State attempts to eradicate religious exemptions and privileges
  • Challenges to the financial position and disposition of Church funds in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Changes in Church supported educational, health, and social policies

The special issue will be edited by Dr Jo Renne Formicola (Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, Seton Hall University – profile page).

Proposals should be emailed to jorenee.formicola@shu.edu by February 1, 2019.

Submissions should adhere to the journal’s Author Instructions for original research articles. Please indicate in a cover letter that the submission is in response to the Call for Papers and reference the title of the call. All manuscripts submitted in response to the call will undergo expedited, full peer review.

The final deadline for papers will be June 1, 2019.

2019 NYU-CESS Conference on Experimental Political Science

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 12th Annual NYU-CESS Conference on Experimental Political Science, which will be held on Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at NYU.

We are now accepting paper proposals, as well as proposals for a graduate student poster session. We welcome the participation of field researchers, lab and survey researchers and those who analyze natural experiments, political psychologists, political economists, scholars of comparative and American politics, and methodologists who explore the relationship between experimental methods and observational data, as well as any others who may simply wish to learn about and discuss experimental methods.

This year, in addition to the usual sessions around a wide array of topics, we will hold a special session on Saturday, February 9th, around the theme of religion and politics, and encourage submissions from scholars of comparative politics. Authors engaged in experimental research (field, lab, survey or natural) on questions about religion and political life (public opinion, participation, political identity, political authority, voting, conflict, policymaking and the like) are encouraged to indicate their interest in that special session on the application form below.

Proposals can be submitted online via the link posted on the Section Forum, APSA Connect.

Paper proposals will be accepted until November 2, 2018. We will notify authors of our program decisions in late November.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Becky, Chris and Gwyneth

Social Science History Association – 2018 Annual Conference

Social Science History Association 2018 Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona, November 8-11

2018 Conference Theme: “Histories of Disadvantage: Meanings, Mechanisms, and Politics”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 16, 2018

The Religion Network of the Social Science History Association invites proposals for papers, panels, and book sessions for the 43rd annual meeting of the Social Science History Association in Phoenix, Arizona, November 8-11, 2018. We are also looking for volunteers to serve as panel chairs and discussants. The SSHA is the leading interdisciplinary association for historical research in the US, providing a stimulating venue for explorations of how social processes unfold over time. The Religion Network serves as the home within the organization for scholars interested in religious history, religious mobilization, religious change, and religion’s effect on social and political processes. Our network is interdisciplinary and cross-national in scope, and embraces all scholarship that examines how religion intersects with other social processes in historical perspective. We encourage the participation of graduate students and recent PhDs as well as more established scholars from a wide range of disciplines and departments. Graduate students are eligible to apply for financial support to attend the annual meeting. Further details about the association, the 2018 annual meeting, and the call for proposals are available on the SSHA website: http://www.ssha.org.

We welcome and encourage papers and panel proposals on a wide array of issues related to the historical study of religion and society. While complete panel proposals (consisting of 4-5 individual papers, a chair, and a discussant) are preferred, we also seek out high-quality individual paper submissions. Panels and papers may address the topics below, or any other relevant and related topic examining religion in a historical context:

Religion across Boundaries
Religion and Populism
Religion and Gender
Religion and Contemporary Geopolitics
Religion and State Formation
Secularizations, Secularisms, Secularities
Religion and Law
Religion and the Arts
Religion and Social Movements
Religion and Science
Religion and Field Theory

Please use the SSHA’s web conference management system to submit your papers and panel proposals. Paper title, brief abstract, and contact information should be submitted at http://prd.sshaconference.org/. Please do not hesitate to contact the Religion Network representatives with any questions, comments, or for help with submissions.

Thank you, and we look forward to a stimulating set of panels at this year’s SSHA meeting.

Ateş Altınordu (atesaltinordu@sabanciuniv.edu)
Sam Nelson (samuel.nelson@mcgill.ca)
Sadia Saeed (ssaeed3@usfca.edu)
Philip Gorski (philip.gorski@yale.edu)
SSHA Religion Network Representatives

Call for Proposals: 2018 APSA Annual Conference

DUE: January 16, 2018

Questions about the impacts of religion on democratic processes are often at the heart of debates about religion and conflict/peace, secularism, multiculturalism, and globalization. In line with the theme for this year’s general conference, the APSA Religion and Politics Section invites submissions of individual papers, panels and roundtables that explore the relationship between religion (and/or secularism) and democracy from various perspectives and vis-à-vis diverse issue areas.

What is the relationship between religion and democracy? Do strong democracies require a strict separation of religion and the state? Is such a separation even possible? When does religion (or secularism) contribute to illiberal vs. liberal practices? How does religion interact with other factors such as gender, class, and race within the context of democratic politics? How are immigration and refugee flows changing or challenging understandings about the appropriate role of religion in democracies? How do different religious actors conceptualize democracy? Can religious understandings provide new ways to think about democratic possibilities? How are religious organizations contributing to or challenging democratic institutions? How do religious or secular discourses shape democratic norms, including norms related to human rights? How does secularism manage multicultural challenges? What is the role of religious freedom in furthering and maintaining democratic ideals? What is the role of scholars, especially political scientists and IR scholars, in contributing to, informing and supporting common narratives about the relationship between religion (or secularism) and democracy?

We invite panels and individual papers addressing these and other related questions at the intersection of religion and politics in either contemporary or historical frameworks, as well as across diverse geographic and cultural contexts. In addition, we encourage submission of new and innovative program formats, such as mini-workshops, interactive discussion and conversation style sessions, and other styles and formats. Religion and Politics is an interdisciplinary field and panels and papers that foster exchange between diverse theoretical and analytical approaches are welcome.

Posted on APSA Connect by Tanya Schwarz

Call for Papers – Putting Truth in the Second Place: On Compromise, Religion and Politics – Deadline June 1, 2016

“It appears that compromise in a democratic context fosters political processes in which the negotiator will have to put her own truth in the second place. Accordingly, the art of reaching compromises is often concerned with reflections on who should be included in the decisions and which principles or rights are subject to negotiation.

Whereas there has been increased attention towards political compromise in research literature in recent years (e.g. Margalit 2010; special issue on compromise in Government and Opposition 2012; Gutman and Thompson 2012; May 2012; Lepora and Goodin 2013; Robertson 2013; Weinstock 2013), this conference wishes to bring special attention to compromises reached in the struggle between religion and politics.

We hope that treating religion and politics not as a problem to be solved once and for all, but rather as ongoing negotiations between different actors and ideas will inspire fresh and productive ways to speak about very old and very topical political problems.”

Keynote Speakers: Cécile Laborde (University College London), Lorenzo Zucca (King’s College London) and Julie E. Cooper (Tel Aviv University). Invited Speakers: Todd Weir (Queen’s University Belfast), Yolande Jansen (University of Amsterdam) and Carlo Invernizzi Accetti (The City College of New York).

Deadline for call for papers is June 1st. More details on the conference can be found here.

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