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Call for Papers – IAPSS Regional Conference 2019: Paths towards Climate Justice

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IAPSS Regional Conference

Paths towards Climate Justice

November 22-25, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden

Call for Papers


Deadline for Abstract Submission extended till September 12th, 23:59 CEST

The International Association for Political Science Students is launching its Call for Papers for the Regional Conference in Sweden. This year, we are partnering with the Stockholm Association of International Affairs (SAIA/UF Stockholm), a youth non-profit association that aims to broaden interest and understanding of international affairs. If you are interested in presenting your paper, you are kindly requested to submit your abstract by August 26 2019 (regular deadline) or September 12 (extended deadline). To be regularly updated on the conference, follow our Facebook event.  


In line with IAPSS’ Annual Theme 2019 – “Overcoming Injustice,” the Regional Conference in Stockholm invites you to debate injustice related to climate change.

Climate Justice belongs to the most visible fields in the public sphere and constitutes one of the most pressing political challenges in the 21st century. From the 1960s on, the politics of climate justice have been unfolding with unprecedented scope, connecting more than any other field of research the local and global, and transcending traditional conceptions of responsibility and accountability. Studying climate justice helps deconstruct former narratives of mainstream theories and enhances multifarious analyses which include the role of gender, environment, class, caste, and sovereignty. Since the first UN Scientific Conference in Stockholm in 1972, climate change and its political consequences also constitute a matter of global governance, while politics in the Arctic give an example of how already existing economic and political dynamics will be shaped and transformed. 

With this conference theme, IAPSS hopes to encourage students and junior scholars of political science and related disciplines to participate and join this exciting academic discussion.


Given the breadth of the theme on Climate Justice, we welcome contributions focusing on a variety of perspectives on Climate Justice. The topics addressed at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Climate justice and Migration
  2. Climate justice and Human rights & equality
  3. Climate justice and Security
  4. Disaster risk reduction and Crisis management
  5. Climate justice and Health, food & water security
  6. Climate justice and Civic action
  7. Climate justice and Governance (international cooperation, national sovereignty, regionalism etc.)
  8. How is Climate Justice shaped by economic governance. 

Call for Papers

We welcome papers from undergraduate, graduate and PhD students, as well as from junior scholars from different academic perspectives such as comparative politics, international relations, international political economy, political theory, security studies, public policy and administration, regional and area studies as well as political psychology and behaviour studies, and international law, among others.

Guidelines for Paper Submissions

Please send us your abstract of no more than 250 words through the online form below. This form will include the name of the author(s), the title of the paper, key words, home university, and email address(es).

Full papers should be submitted via the available online form located here by 21 October 2019. The paper guidelines will follow standards from our journal Polikon that can be viewed here


Please note that you need to be registered for the Regional Conference by purchasing your ticket in the IAPSS Web Store. In addition, a valid IAPSS membership is needed to be eligible to register and participate at the conference. Registration for panelists may take place after abstract decisions are announced. The final deadline for registration for all panelists is September 23.

Candidates in the regular cycle will be informed by 9 September 2019.

Extended deadline applicants will be informed by 16th September 2019.

Full papers should be submitted via the available online form here by 21 October 2019.


  • August 26: Regular Deadline for Abstracts Submission
  • September 9: Regular Abstracts Announcement
  • September 9: Launch of Call for Chairs and Discussants
  • September 12: Extended Deadline for Abstracts Submission
  • September 16: Extended Deadline for Abstracts Announcement
  • September 23: Deadline for Registration for Panelists
  • October 21: Submission Deadline for Full Papers

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any further questions at: 

We very much look forward to your submission!

On behalf of the IAPSS Executive Committee,

Alix Gabaude
Panels Coordinator | |