Programme Committee 2023

Programme committee for 2023

Chairs: Kenneth Benoit (LSE) and Despina Alexiadou (U Strathclyde).

Tracks and track chairs for 2023 are:

  • Political Communication (Ken Benoit, LSE): The political communications sections covers all aspects of political communications, political advertising, media and politics, and social media.
  • Behaviour and Opinion (Eri Bertsou, University of St. Gallen): The section invites proposals addressing all aspects of political behaviour, including, but not limited to strategies individuals engage in, the intersection of behaviour and institutions, and comparative analyses of behaviour. In addition to works in the tradition of mass political behaviour, works drawing on insights from psychology, economics, sociology, and other disciplines are welcome. Theoretical work, studies analysing observational data or experimental data are all welcome.
  • Parties and Legislatures (Zac Greene, U. Strathclyde): The section welcomes any proposals using qualitative, formal or quantitative methods to analyse the political institutions of parliamentary government with a special focus on the role of parties, executives and legislatures. Substantive areas of interest include, though are not restricted to: intra-party politics, party competition, legislative committee and legislative behaviour, executive-legislative relations (including government formation and termination); cabinet governance and political careers. We welcome papers in positive political theory as well as empirical analysis of political institutions.
  • Political Methodology (Jude Hays, U Pittsburgh): The political methodology section invites proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables addressing all areas of empirical methodology including, but not limited to, research design, causal inference (broadly defined), model specification, estimation, and measurement. Proposals that develop new techniques for empirical political analysis or involve innovative applications of existing methods to political science research are particularly encouraged.
  • International Relations & Conflict (Burcu Savun, U. Pittsburgh): For the section, we are looking for papers that pursue formally stated arguments and/or present / analyse systematically collected empirical data. Otherwise, we welcome papers across the entire range of international relations, inter- and intra-state conflict.
  • International Political Economy & International Organisations (Nita Rudra, U. Georgetown and Daniela Donno, University of Cyprus): We invite proposals on all areas of policy shaped by international organisations and inter-state relations, including trade, finance, taxation, money, migration, international development, or international environmental issues.
  • Political Economy (Alexandra Cirone, Cornell): We encourage submissions that explain how political processes and institutions affect economic outcomes and the converse, how economic forces influence politics. Studies of the functioning of economic institutions and of the determinants of economic policies are welcome as are studies on the role of political elites and interest groups.
  • Formal Theory (Thomas Bräuninger, U. Mannheim): The section invites proposals that use game theoretic, social choice, computational or other formal models to study political questions. Papers or panel proposals that combine formal models with empirical analysis are welcome.
  • Public Policy and Public Administration (Michaël Aklin, U. Pittsburgh): The section welcomes proposals on all aspects of the policy process and the causes and consequences of government decisions (and non-decisions). These submissions could involve policy development and change, policy feedback, policy diffusion, agenda setting, historical and comparative perspectives on policy, and many more.
  • Gender Politics and Diversity (Malu Gatto, U. College London): The section is for proposals engaging with issues and ongoing debates in the field of gender and diversity studies, different policy practices related to it, and their gendered implications in politics and organisations.
  • Comparative Politics (Despina Alexiadou, U. Strathclyde and Sergi Pardos-Prado, U. Glasgow): This section invites proposals that study political institutions, political decisions, and policy outcomes in comparative perspective. We are not just interested in cross-country research but also invite submissions that compare different political systems on sub-national level. We particularly invite submission that offer an innovative angle to established research areas or have the capacity to open new fields of research. This specifically includes submissions which treat obvious and often neglected problems of comparative research such as heterogeneity among the units of analysis and spatial dependence not as a nuisance but as theoretically and substantively interesting.
  • European Politics and the EU (Gabriela Borz, U. Strathclyde): We invite proposals on any aspect of European comparative and European Union politics, from political representation to institutional and policy analysis. We welcome proposals that are methodologically rigorous and deal with both established and emerging research themes in European politics. Preference is for works that offer fresh theoretical insights, develop new data sources, or use existing data in new and creative ways. Panel proposals that are substantively cohesive and span the divides across different themes, between empirics and theory or across different approaches are also welcome.