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1st IAPSS WC 2014 : Call for Papers for the 1st IAPSS World Congress


When Mar 31, 2014 - Apr 3, 2014
Where Thessaloniki, Greece
Submission Deadline Dec 29, 2013
Notification Due Jan 7, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 25, 2014
Categories    political science   international relations   global governance   political economy

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

1st World Congress
of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS)


“The Limits to Global Governance”

31 March – 3 April 2014

Thessaloniki, Greece

The concept of sovereign nation-states, relatively independent from each other seems long gone today. Globalisation brought many challenges to governance: the emergence of regional blocs and organisations who have nowadays prerogatives and responsibilities that previously were enjoyed exclusively by states; the rise of transnational problems calling for global answers, such as environmental issues but also international crime and financial movements; finally, technology and social networks, which have since been contributing to a great extent to further bringing down the walls between countries. Due to their very nature, these issues require global answers.

On these panels we aim to explore those very links: What is Global Governance and what does it consist of? Which challenges does the concept face? What are the contrasting ideas on the subject? In what possible means can Global Governance effectively tackle global problems? Must all these subjects go hand-in-hand? These are the questions we will try to address during our promising and inspiring debates and discussions at the 1st World Congress of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) in Thessaloniki, Greece from March 31st to April 3rd 2014.

We welcome papers from students and young scholars from Political Science and related sub-fields such as International Relations, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Public Policy and Public Administration, as well as Political Psychology and Behaviour, European Studies, Area Studies and other related academic disciplines. We aim to receive perspectives from both Western and non-Western points of view and perspectives.

The questions we will be addressing are, among others:

- What is Global Governance and what changes does it bring to Global Affairs?
- Global Governance and Global Issues: Which means and which ends?
- Rising Security Issues in Interdependent Societies
- International organizations, regional blocs, cooperation and global governance: what regional players are most influent in global decision-making institutions?
- Subsidiary approaches to Global Governance
- Globalization, Technology and Governance
- Challenges to Democracy by new forms of Governance
- What correlations can one draw between Democratic Accountability and Global Governance?

Guidelines for Paper Submissions:

Please send us your abstract (200 - 300 words) with your name, your subject(s) of study, (optional) field(s) of research and home university, contact data and 5 keywords until December 29nd, 2013 to

Panel Chairs and Discussants:

Panel chairs and paper discussants will moderate and accompany the presentations. If you are interested in fulfilling one of these positions please send us your CV, including the above mentioned and additional personal data and your academic background.


The selection panel will consist of two members of the Academic Affairs Department of IAPSS and two members of the Academic Affairs Department of the Organizing Committee of the 1st IAPSS World Congress.

Selected candidates for all positions (presenters, chairpersons, discussants) will be announced by January 7th 2014. Final papers of selected candidates should be submitted by March 15th. The official catalogue of the 16th IAPSS Academic Conference will be published by March 25th.

During March 25th and 26th 2014 selected candidates of all positions will receive detailed instructions concerning last organisational questions at the conference venue. All technical equipment needed will be provided by the Organizing Committee.

Further information:

Both applying candidates and interested individuals are welcome to apply for participation in the 1st IAPSS World Congress here.

Travel Grants:

A limited number of partial travel grants will be distributed to panelists with above-average travel expenses. In order to apply for granting, please indicate your approximate travel costs to and from the conference location in Thessaloniki.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of further questions or inquiries,

Yours Sincerely,

Rodrigo Vaz

Head of the Academic Department
International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS)

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