posted by user: Upol || 2025 views || tracked by 9 users: [display]

Informal Politics 2014 : Democracy, State and Informal Politics in Comparative Perspective

FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle

Link: http://upol.ff.cuni.cz/
 
When Nov 20, 2014 - Nov 20, 2014
Where Prague
Submission Deadline Oct 20, 2014
Notification Due Oct 31, 2014
Final Version Due Dec 1, 2014
Categories    political science   state   DEMOCRACY   informal politics
 

Call For Papers

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague and Taipei Cultural and Economic Office in Prague invite for the international conference Democracy, State and Informal Politics in Comparative Perspective, which will be held at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague on 20th November 2014.

Keynote Speakers:
Svend-Erik Skaaning, Aarhus University
Cheng-Hao Pao, Tamkang University

Conference Topic
Formal state institutions, rules and organizations are ubiquitous worldwide. However, political scientists can hardly expect that politicians strictly follow codified rules and that these rules are the only working ones. Nevertheless, impacts and effects of informal politics on states and democratic regimes are ambiguous. On the one hand, clientelistic networks can even substitute a well-functioning state structure and cause the breakdown of democratic regimes. On the other hand, informal institutions may fill in gaps of formal state institutions by dealing with contingencies. Considering this background, an interdisciplinary dialogue on informal politics and on the intersection of informal politics, the state and democracy is gaining increasing importance, especially since informality has remained at the margin of political science.

We welcome contributions from political scientists, historians, sociologists and other academics in Humanities and Social Sciences. Papers should cover one or several themes related to informal politics and we welcome both theoretical and empirical papers. No geographic restrictions are imposed.

Recommended topics of papers are as following:
• State-building, state capacity, failed state and informal politics
• Clientelism, corruption and state
• Intersection of formal institutions and informal politics
• Democracy and informal politics
• Institutional stability-change and informal politics
• Civil society and informal politics
• Political parties, elections and informal politics

All questions regarding the conference shall be sent to informalpolitics@gmail.com

Related Resources

EJLPS - 2 2017   European Journal of Law and Political Sciences
NLPIT 2017   The 3rd International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Informal Text
Rethinking Regions 2017   Political Science Conference - Rethinking Regions: Asia, Africa, Middle East & Central Asia
EtC 2017   Engaging the Contemporary 2017: Issues in Contemporary Political and Social Philosophy
GEE 2017   New Industrial Policies in Emerging Economies - Institutional Foundations, Instruments and Economic Performance
Historical Yearbook 2017   Historical Yearbook, volume XIV, 2017
ICGLC 2017   2017 6th International Conference on Government, Law and Culture (ICGLC 2017)
Society for Values in Higher Education 2017   Sacrifice, Consumption, and the Public Good
BLAST/ED 2017   BLAST/ED: New Writing in the Age of Trump
RACISM 2017   RACISM, NATIONALISM AND XENOPHOBIA - 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference