2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE BRITISH COLUMBIA POLITICAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION,
MAY 3-4, 2012 KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Call for papers: People and Power
The world has entered into a period of turbulence and change. In both the Global North and the Global South, political and economic relationships are in a state of upheaval and reconfiguration, creating a crisis of legitimacy. From the Arab Spring to the Occupy movement to the riots in the UK and Greece, the relationship between citizens and political leaders is undergoing potentially substantial transformations, in ways reminiscent of what happened in the late 1960s.
BCPSA 2012 aims to open an academic debate to answers some questions such as:
- Is this going to cause a radical shift in the way we think about our politics?
- Is a new and empowering democracy emerging on the streets?
A broad interpretation of the conference theme focusing on the nature of governance and challenges to power, domestically, regionally and internationally, in today’s globalized world is encouraged. Participation is open to all political scientists and other scholars who are interested in current political issues. Proposals on other political science topics are also welcome.
Recognizing the role of the younger generation in shaping our future, conference organizers particularly welcome proposals from both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as mixed student-faculty panels.
Please send a 250-300 word summary of your paper or panel proposal to:
Dr. Adam Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Ayla Kilic, email@example.com .
Proposals should be received by February 24, 2012 and successful applicants will be informed of their acceptance by March 9, 2012.
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