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Association canadienne de science politique

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DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS: November 4, 2016

The Call for Proposals for the 2017 conference of the Canadian Political Science Association is now open and posted here.

We welcome proposals for papers, multiple paper panels, multiple panel workshops, roundtables, posters, and the Graduate Student Three Minute Thesis. The Programme Committee particularly welcomes proposals relating to this year’s conference theme: the “Deconsolidation of Democracy,” as seen in the rise of political polarization, declining political trust, populism, nativism and support for authoritarian leaders. Also welcome are proposals that relate to the second conference theme of “Confederation at 150”. The 150th anniversary of Confederation offers an opportunity to reflect on the past, the present and the future of confederation from a wide variety of perspectives.

To ensure that you have a positive conference experience, please read the entire “Call for Proposals,” and “Submission and Participation Information.”

Please also consult the various conference exchanges with other associations.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!


On July 25th 2016, the IPSA Council Approved the IPSA Statement on Academic Freedom

Through IPSA, CPSA has been supporting the passage of the UNESCO statement as a guidepost and minimal set of standards for how academic freedom may flourish internationally.

For more information click here


Congratulations to the 2016 CPSA Prize recipients!

Dear colleagues: Following the recommendations from the CPSA prize juries, the CPSA Board of Directors is pleased to inform you of the following 2016 winners: read more »


Publication of a Posthumous Work by Professor Vincent Lemieux

February 2016

Is it possible to study politics systematically, to analyze it the way we do the economy or nutrition? Can the behaviour of voters or politicians be described according to scientific rules? read more »

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