PSAI Postgraduate Conference 2016

Call for Papers

The 2016 Postgraduate Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland will take place at Queen’s University, Belfast, on 13th and 14th May. The theme of the conference is ‘Irish Politics 1916-2016: 100 Years of Continuity and Change’ and we encourage paper and panel proposals which address topics related to this theme.

Please note, however, that we also welcome paper and panel proposals in any other area of politics and international relations, not just those relating to the conference’s headline theme, and not just those with an Irish dimension. These might relate to topics including but not limited to:

  • Referenda and elections
  • Voters and political Parties
  • Government, governance, regulation and policy making
  • Peace and conflict studies
  • International Relations
  • Local government and administration
  • Political theory and philosophy
  • Political history
  • Political economy
  • Politics and law

Procedures for submitting a proposal

Please forward an abstract of no more than 300 words to the conference convenor, Alison Meagher, at by 25th March 2016. Any queries you have should be also directed to this address. The abstract should be submitted as a word attachment, together with a covering email stating the title of your paper, your institutional affiliation and your contact details.

Before submitting your proposal, you might want to consider assembling a panel. Panel proposals should include abstracts for each paper, and a panel title.

The deadline for submission for both paper and panel proposals is 25th March.

Please note that papers and panel proposals accepted for the PSAI Postgraduate Conference are still eligible for submission to the PSAI Annual Conference, which will take place in October. PSAI members can also apply for financial support to help attend the postgraduate conference through the PSAI Postgraduate Support Scheme.

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