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The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is launching the special Call for Papers for students studying in Quebec. If you are a student at any post-secondary university in Quebec, you are eligible to submit your abstract. This Call for Papers will last from March 17 to April 10, 2023.

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Call for Papers

Multiple transboundary crises continue to emerge and challenge the ability of countries to cooperate with each other. Refugee, climate, health, and cyber crises cripple the resources of countries and force states to ration their response to mounting challenges. Inevitably, global politics will have to adjust and adapt to the age of disruption, yet the way in which it will be done is still unclear. Future generations could face a deglobalized world, or a renewed global order characterized by deeper cooperation between the states.  Without a doubt, understanding the dynamics of cooperation and politics in the age of disruption is vital to the discipline of political science. It is, therefore, essential for students of political science to bring the subject into a public debate through various theoretical and conceptual approaches.

In this vein, we ask the following questions: what are the current state and the future of global cooperation? What challenges and opportunities arise with respect to climate change, technology, the rule of law, and public health? How is the Global South affected? And, amidst a rapidly changing environment, what is the contribution of political theory and philosophy?

With this conference theme, IAPSS hopes to encourage students and junior scholars of political science and related disciplines to participate in this exciting academic discussion. If you have never presented a paper before, this is your best chance to start! IAPSS is an International Association of Political Science students and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to grow.


  1. Climate Change
  • Challenges and opportunities for sustainable development.
  • Migration, climate change, and human security.
  • Sustainability, climate change, and economic insecurity.
  1. Digital Age and Technology
  • Digital transformation and its impact on conflict, state power, and national politics.
  • Global (dis)information management.
  • Virtual propaganda and security threats.
  1. Gender and Identity Politics
  • Feminine and feminist political discourse.
  • Identity politics – unification and particularisation
  • Queer theory and global politics.
  1. Global Markets
  • Resource nationalism.
  • Impact of conflicts on global trade.
  • Growing protectionism in advanced economies.
  1. Global South
  • Regional power dynamics and cooperation.
  • Social movements and political change.
  • Structural inequality and policy challenges in the Global South.
  1. Health
  • The future of global public health policies.
  • International cooperation and public health.
  • Public trust and citizen compliance during public health emergencies.
  1. Human Rights and the Rule of Law
  • Preservation of democracy and human rights around the world.
  • Democratisation, illiberal democracies, and democratic backsliding.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on human rights and the rule of law.
  1. Political Theory and Philosophy
  • Comparative political theory.
  • Contemporary political theory.
  • The relevance and impact of political theory and philosophy.
  1. Society
  • Creating and supporting civic spaces.
  • Non-state actors and democracy.
  • Representation, elections and voting behaviour.

Guidelines for Abstract Submissions:

Please send us your abstract (200 – 300 words) with your name, your subject of study and home university, contact data and 5 keywords by the deadline of April 10, 2023, by filling out the form at this page:

Panel Chairs and Discussants:

Six chairs and twelve paper discussants will moderate and accompany the presentations.

The paper presenters will present their essays (individually or in a small group) during the panel before the floor opens to a 15-20 minute Question & Answer session. The role of the panel chairs is to coordinate the discussion, maintain proper timing and moderate the Q&A sessions. The discussants, participating in the panel, will be called to engage in active dialogue based on the topic of the paper.

If you are interested in fulfilling one of these positions, please send your CV, including the above-mentioned personal data, to


The selection panel will consist of the IAPSS Vice-President for Academic Affairs and members of the Academic Department of the Organizing Committee of the 16th IAPSS Academic Conference. Selected candidates for all positions (presenters, chairpersons, discussants) will be announced on a rolling basis. The final papers of selected candidates should be submitted by May 7th, 2023.


Please note that you need to be registered for the World Congress by purchasing your ticket in the IAPSS Web Store. In addition, a valid IAPSS membership is needed to be eligible to register and participate in the conference. Registration for panelists may take place after abstract decisions are announced.

Further information:

Regular registration is open from March 1st, 2023, to May 1st, 2023 (for Quebec students).

Group 1* Group 2* Group 3*
$120 $95 $70

* All countries are categorized based on their Gross National Income. The country selected must be the member’s country of residence. Click here to see the detailed list of countries.

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If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.

Yours Sincerely,

Eyrin Kyriakidi

Vice-President for Academic Affairs

International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS)

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