IAPSS World Congress 2022
April 26 – 29, Virtual
The IAPSS World Congress is the largest annual event hosted by IAPSS – the International Association for Political Science Students. As customary for our biggest event of the year, we expect 150+ students from around the world to join us during our second virtual World Congress, concentrating on the theme, Rethinking Political Science, Remaking Global Politics.
Call for Abstracts
Deadline for Abstracts Submissions: February 20, 2022 at 23:59 (EDT).
The International Association for Political Science Students is launching its Call for Abstracts for the Virtual World Congress 2022. If you are interested in presenting your paper, you are kindly requested to submit your abstract by February 13.
Theme: Rethinking Political Science, Remaking Global Politics
The 21st century commenced with the dominance of discourses on ‘crisis’, ‘erosion’, and ‘peril’. As political and theoretical life continues, the emergence of a new world, new forms of governance, and alternative theories appear. Political transformations penetrate and alter concepts such as liberalism, sovereignty, and democracy.
A new world knows new winners and losers and therefore reframes norm preferences while questioning hegemony and legitimacy. Trends like the digitalization of politics and societies, environmental deadlocks as well as new forms of labor are constantly altering the nature of politics and Political Science. Similarly, processes of growing global economic integration, political fragmentation, and the contestation of the existing world order through rising powers as China emphasize some of the ostensibly irreconcilable trajectories. In fact, our world already provides different futures: the future of empowerment versus domination, of freedoms versus policing, and diversity versus homogeneity. This is why analyzing this new world requires us to rethink our discipline in multiple ways.
We ask: what are the new world’s key components on an individual and global scale? In which aspects is this new world a continuation of the old world and in which sense is it breaking fundamentally with old preconditions of politics? To what extent do new forms of technology, mobility, and warfare require us to alter existing theories? And which theories, ideologies, methods, and research designs provide our new generation of political scientists with the necessary tools to comprehend our new world?
Given the width of the theme of Rethinking Political Science, Remaking Global Politics, we welcome contributions focusing on a variety of perspectives. The topics addressed at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Technology & Politics
- Contemporary Politics and Governance
- Politics of Crisis
- Sustainability, Climate Change, and Natural Resources
- Gender and Identity in Politics
- Human Rights
- Migration, Borders and Conflict
- Political Psychology
- Political Theory and State Philosophy
- Regional Power Dynamics and Geopolitics
- Representation, Elections and Voting Behavior
- Citizen-State-Relations, Civil Society and Public Opinion
- Civil-Military Relations, Security Agencies, Non-State Actors
- Regime Change, Democratisation, Backsliding
Call for Abstracts
We welcome abstracts 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 behavior studies, and international law, among others.
Guidelines for Abstract Submissions
Please send us your abstract of no more than 250 words through the online form here. This form will include the name of the author(s), the title of the paper, key words, home university, and email address(es).
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. The final deadline for registration for all panelists is March 28, 2022.
We very much look forward to your submission!
On behalf of the IAPSS Executive Committee,
Head of World Congress
Deputy Head of World Congress