The Hong Kong Political Science Association (HKPSA) is calling for paper or panel proposals for an international conference to be held 23-24 August, titled Politics in Flux: Challenges and Opportunities in the Asian Century. The 2010 conference will focus on the subject of geo-political and regional changes and the impact this is having on the discipline. It will be held at the City University of Hong Kong, co-hosted with the Department of Asian and International Relations.
According to US intelligence estimates the next two decades will herald the emergence of India and China as international states able to influence regional and global politics. What will be the impact of these two states on the world system once they have risen? How will the international order be arranged? How will it affect domestic politics in states across the world when a Beijing Consensus and a New Delhi Consensus rival the Washington model? What will the ideal social contract be in a non-Western centric world? How will the world grapple with key issues of sustainability and climate change? At the same time, these changes will bring challenges to the way the discipline of political science is articulated: what are the key theories and methodologies to be considered and how are they developing?
With these issues in mind the HKPSA is calling for paper and panel proposals on the following broad areas:
„« International Politics
„« Foreign Relations of China and India
„« Domestic Politics and Governance
„« Political Methods and Models
„« Environmental policies and politics
„« Political Developments in Hong Kong and Macau
All paper proposals should be 300 words and accompanied by a one page cv that includes current affiliation and a list of recent, relevant publications. Panel proposals are aggregates of paper proposals ¡V up to a maximum of three speakers and one discussant/chair.
Due date for receipt of all proposals is Thursday 1 April 2010.
Please send proposals to HKPSA, with the subject heading: HKPSA conference. For any queries please contact either HKPSA President Professor David Zweig or HKPSA Secretary Dr Nicholas Thomas .
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