CALL FOR PAPERS
WESTERN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
2023 ANNUAL MEETING
April 6 - 8, 2023, Hyatt Regency Hotel at Embarcadero
San Francisco, California
The Western Political Science Association will host its 2023 annual meeting
at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Embarcadero in San Francisco, California.
Please make plans to attend and encourage others to join us!
In May, the association will distribute a call for papers. The DEADLINE
for submission of paper proposals/program participation forms will be
September 26, 2022.
If you are interested in shaping the content of the program by serving
as a section chair, please contact:
2023 WPSA Program Chair
JASON P. CASELLAS
University of Houston
Theme: Unity in the Midst
of Disunity: The Role of Political Science in Democracy
Returning to the city by the bay, San Francisco in the
state of California, the 2023 conference location will once again provide
the opportunity for WPSA to reconvene after the 75th Anniversary celebration
held in Portland, Oregon in 2022. San Francisco is a familiar location
for WPSA conferences, and will be an opportunity for political scientists
from all over the world to meet in person after several years of meeting
primarily through virtual connections. This annual meeting will be held
in the aftermath of a trying time in our world, most especially the multiple
challenges of economic insecurity, inequality, climate change, public
health, democratic instability, and international conflict.
Given these and myriads of other challenges not only in the United States
but across the world, the WPSA is excited about reconvening scholars from
all types of institutions to come together and explore where we have been
and examine political problems from multiple perspectives, including historical,
analytical, quantitative, qualitative, interpretive, normative, and empirical
points of view. What are some examples of how division has impacted our
political discourse and what role can we political scientists play, as
individuals and as members of an association to help find ways to foster
unity and coalescence around shared principles? How can our research and
teaching contribute to fostering unity in the midst of disunity? What
does unity mean for WPSA and its members? Under what circumstances can
we realistically achieve unity in the midst of disunity?
We invite proposals that discuss the many ways we can think of unity in
the midst of disunity from the points of view of our very diverse range
of sections to help realize a renewed understanding and appreciation of
the democratic pluralism that undergirds our society. We encourage members
to submit proposals that explore how feasible and achievable unity is
in the midst of such polarized division and in what ways division and
disunity have affected and will affect the endurance of the American experiment
in constitutional self-governance.
Please note: All participants in the program are required
to preregister for the 2023 WPSA meeting by December 31, 2022.
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