SCOPE: SCIENCE OF POLITICS – International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research is an annual joint session of workshops aimed at offering a space for academic exchanges on timely political research topics, as well as on the latest advancements within the discipline and the profession(s) of political science.
The 4th edition is organized by the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest and will take place in Bucharest between 26 and 28 May 2017.
The organizers invite political scientists, as well as scholars from other related disciplinary traditions to reflect upon and the contemporary challenges of democracy and democratization in comparative perspective and in relation with the new global agenda on international development and security (read the full 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS, abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2017).
The conference includes keynote lectures by Laurence WHITEHEAD (University of Oxford), Cecelia LYNCH (University of California Irvine) and Erik-Svend SKAANING (Aarhus University), as well as a special round table on the state of the discipline focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by political scientists as both researchers and employees.
The event is supported by the research committees 13 (Democratization in Comparative Perspective) and 33 (The Study of Political Science as a Discipline) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA/AISP), as well as by the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (ECPSA).
The working languages of the conference are English and French. In order to facilitate the international dialogue, the use of English or French is strongly encouraged also for Romanian-speaking participants, whenever possible or needed throughout the event.
The best papers may be considered for publication within special journal issues or collective volumes with partner publishers.