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[Commlist] CfP: Anti-Politics in Turbulent Times

Mon Sep 30 09:13:33 GMT 2019

*Call for Papers “Anti-Politics in Turbulent Times”*


Deadline for submission: Saturday, October 15 2019

Submit to: (Gergana.Dimova /at/

The PSA Anti-Politics Specialist Group is pleased to invite paper and full panel proposals for the 2020 PSA conference, which will take place on April 6-8, 2020 in Edinburgh.

This year, the group makes a concerted effort to reach out to include perspectives on anti-politics /from all sub-fields in political science, as well as related fields/. These perspectives include but are not limited to the following themes:

 1. *Anti-politics and the state of the literature*: what
    conceptualisations and categorisations of anti-politics are best
    suited to analyse recent or reoccurring political events?
 2. *Anti-politics and the media*: do social media activism,
    clicktivism, hacktivism engender new ways of civic and political
 3. *Anti-politics and technocratic governments*: did the rise of
    experts in government make government look less legitimate?
 4. *Anti-politics across regions*: can we delineate meaningful patterns
    of anti-politics across Eastern and Western Europe?
 5. *Anti-politics and the economy*: does the continuing power of global
    business and financial elites turn people away from politics?
 6. *Anti-politics and protests*: what is the effect of anti-politics on
    activism and political parties?
 7. *Anti-politics and populist rhetoric*: what populist appeals do
    political leaders resort to when challenging ‘the
    elite/establishment’, and what is the impact of this rhetoric on
    political discourse more broadly?

All proposals should include name, affiliation and email of the presenter(s) and an abstract of maximum 300 words. Abstracts should include:

  * Key research question(s)
  * An indication of the methodology
  * An indication of the main argument
  * Five key words


*You are very welcome to send whole panel proposals*containing between three and five papers. Just a reminder that PSA rules do not allow for all male proposals. Panel proposals should contain a brief description of the panel.

Members as well as non-members of the specialist group are encouraged to apply. Applications from graduate students and early-career academics are welcome. All methodological approaches are welcome. Both single case studies and large N studies will be included. There is no limitation of geographical region or scope.

Submit all paper and panel proposals to (Gergana.Dimova /at/ <mailto:(Gergana.Dimova /at/>by Tuesday, October 15 so we can put the Anti-Politics Specialist Group submissions together before the final deadline of October 21, 2019.

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