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[26-28/05/2017] SCOPE: Science of Politics - 4th International interdisciplinary conference of political research

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The Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest
has the pleasure to invite the interested public

from
Friday, 26th of May
to
Sunday, 28th of May

at
Casa Universitarilor
(46, Dionisie Lupu st.)

for
SCOPE: SCIENCE OF POLITICS
4th international interdisciplinary conference of political research

where more than one hundred participants from all over the world will debate the various puzzles on  

DEMOCRACY IN DEVELOPMENT:
COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON THE GOVERNANCE OF THE PUBLIC GOOD

KEYNOTES

INTERROGATING THE COMMON GOOD
IN HUMANITARIAN GOVERNANCE
Cecelia LYNCH
University of California Irvine 
Cecelia LYNCH is a US scholar of international relations and comparative politics, known particularly for her ground-breaking work on religion and ethics in international affairs. Co-editor of the leading blog Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa and co-author (with Audie Klotz) of the first book on the constructivist approach in international relations to analyze substantive issues, methodology and research design. Recipient of numerous research grants and awards, including recently the J. Ann Tickner Award of the International Studies Association (ISA) for pushing boundaries in international studies

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RETHINKING DEMOCRATISATION
IN VIEW OF 21st CENTURY EXPERIENCES

Laurence WHITEHEAD
University of Oxford 
Laurence WHITEHEAD is a British scholar of comparative politics and Latin American studies. Currently he is editor of the Oxford University Press series Studies in Democratization, President of the Conseil Scientifique of the Institut des Ameriques in Paris, and member of the steering committee of the Red Eurolatinoamericana de Gobernabilidad para el Desarrollo. Among his most recent books are Illiberal Practices: Territorial Variance within Large Federal Democracies (Johns Hopkins UP, 2016), Latin America: A New Interpretation (Palgrave, 2006; second revised updated edition 2010),
and Democratization: Theory and Experience (Oxford University Press, 2002). 

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DEMOCRACY IN DECLINE?
Svend-Erik SKAANING
University of Aarhus & V-Dem Project 
Svend-Erik SKAANING is a Danish political scientist currently acting as co-principal investigator of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project. He has published numerous articles on democratization, civil liberties, and the rule of law, as well as several books on these issues, including The State-Democracy Nexus: Conceptual Distinction, Theoretical Perspectives, and Comparative Approaches (Routledge, 2016), The Rule of Law: Definition, Measures, Patterns, and Causes (Palgrave, 2014), Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective: Conceptions, Conjunctures, Causes and Consequences (Routledge, 2013), and Requisites of Democracy: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Explanation (Routledge, 2011). 

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SPECIAL SESSIONS
DEMOCRACY IN OUR COURTYARD (I): ACADEMIC FREEDOM, RIGHTS AND (IN)EQUALITIES IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL SCIENCE
Roundtable on the current challenges of the profession and discipline of political science, with the participation of representatives of
the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (ECPSA)

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DEMOCRACY IN OUR COURTYARD (II): MEET THE EDITORS
Discuss publishing opportunities and the challenges of publishing political research with the editors of top international journals and book series:
Annals of the University of Bucharest – Political Science Series (Bucharest University Press), Foreign Policy Analysis (International Studies Association, Oxford University Press), International Studies Review (International Studies Association, Oxford University Press), Oxford Studies in Democratization (Oxford University Press), Political Science Research and Methods (Cambridge University Press), Serendipities – Journal for the Sociology and History of Social Sciences (open access), Studia Politica – Romanian Political Science Review (Bucharest University Press)

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FRONTIERS OF DEMOCRACY
Discuss the state of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe with the editors of an exciting new comparative study on the topic

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DEOMCRACY AND PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Discuss the contemporary challenges of political science in Romania and the region as part of the democratization process

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BOOK LAUNCHES & MORE




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