We are pleased to recommend some upcoming interesting conferences in political science and IR. You’ll find below also the details regarding the call for papers.
Starting from Italy we suggest the upcoming annual conference of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP), which will take place in Lecce (12-14 September 2019). Here all the info on the conference.
For IR scholars we also highlight the next SGRI(Standing Group International Relations) 2019 Conference “Global Politics in the Era of Disruptive Technologies New Scenarios in an Old World?” (Trento, 13-15 June 2019).
The annual Conference of the Italian Standing Group on International Relations is a two-day session that brings together scholars, researchers and PhD students from Italian academia to discuss issues related to global politics, European Studies, foreign policy, regional dynamics and international theory.
Here the call for papers and panels.
We also recommend checking this promising panel on multinational military interventions at the next annual conference of the Association Française de Science Politique(2-4 July 2019, Bordeaux).
This thematic panel aims to contribute to the interdisciplinary debate on multinational military interventions. Therefore, we invite submissions from international relations, peace and conflict studies, (Comparative) Foreign Policy Analysis and Comparative Politics. We particularly encourage papers that focus on one of the following topics:
– motivations for joining multinational military interventions;
– effects of domestic politics on multinational military coalitions;
– leadership effects in multinational military interventions.
In light of methodological pluralism, we welcome quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method papers, as well as papers which offer a theoretical or conceptual discussion of multinational military interventions.
Here below the detailed programme:
Allied contributions to multinational military operations
Présidence et commentaire: Yf Reykers (Maastricht University)
Margit Bussmann (University of Greifswald), France’s Military Interventions: Diversion from Domestic Problems?
Rasmus Brun Pedersen (Aarhus University), Status Seeking and the Nordic Countries Use of Atlanticism in their Foreign and Security Policy
Tim Haesebrouck (Ghent University), Yf Reykers (Maastricht University) & Daan Fonck (University of Leuven), Party-Politics and Military Intervention: Insights from Parliamentary Debates in Belgium on the Libya Intervention and the Coalition against IS
Justin Massie (UQAM), Why Canada Goes to War: Explaining Combat Participation in U.S.-led Coalitions
Institutional architecture of multinational military coalitions
Présidence et commentaire : Justin Massie (UQAM)
Olivier Schmitt (University of Southern Denmark), NATO, Emerging Technologies, and Future Warfare: Overcoming the Alliance Strategic Dilemma
Alice Pannier (Johns Hopkins University ), Lesson Learning from and for Coalition Warfare: The Role of Minilateral Initiatives
Fabrizio Coticchia (University of Genoa) & Francesco N. Moro (University of Bologna), Dimensions and Drivers: Military Transformation in Italy and Germany
John Karlsrud (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) & Yf Reykers (Maastricht University), Institutions are What You Make of Them: Ad Hocism and Military Interventions
Finally, here you’ll find info on the annual conference for the PSA (Political Science Association) Italian Politics specialist group, which will take place in Genoa, Italy (4-15 June 2019). The title of the conference is: “The crisis of European social democracy: causes and consequences in an age of political uncertainty”. As stressed in the webpage of the conference:
The aim of this conference is to shed light not only on the circumstances that have contributed to the crisis of social-democratic parties over the last ten years but also on the impact that such crisis has on democratic processes and public policy. We welcome contributions in three key areas. The first area focuses on internal characteristics of social democratic parties, that is, their organisation/membership, leadership and their political platforms/ideologies. The second one looks at the social and political environment in which social democratic parties compete. One may consider transformations in socio-economic conditions and voters’ attitudes and preferences (demand-side) or changing patterns of inter-party competition, with the emerge of new challengers (supply-side). Lastly the third area focuses on the implications of the social democratic crisis for Western European democracies and for relevant policy areas. Of course, the three areas identified here should not necessarily be analysed in isolation and we also welcome contributions that aim to establish links between them.
Here additional info for the call for papers (deadlineMarch 17th)