September 10 – September 13, 2020, in San Francisco, CA for the 116th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2020 theme, “Democracy, Difference, and Destabilization” APSA and the 2020 Program Chairs Efrén Pérez, UCLA and Andra Gillespie, Emory University, look forward to your participation in panels and sessions prepared by APSA’s 56 divisions and numerous related groups at the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting. The 2020 Annual Meeting will take place at the Hilton Union Square, Parc 55, Westin St. Francis and Hotel Nikko.
Proposals submission deadline: January 14, 2020.
“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.” [more]