Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland 2019
The Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland will take place in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, and Maynooth University over the weekend of the 18-20 October 2019. We invite panel and paper proposals from all areas of the discipline, with particular emphasis on, but not necessarily confined to, the politics of the island of Ireland.
In the case of single paper proposals, please submit an abstract to
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 7 June 2019. This abstract should be submitted as a word attachment and include:
– Paper title,
– Author name(s) and affiliation(s),
– Professional status (PhD student, postdoc, lecturer, professor, independent scholar etc.),
– Summary of the proposed paper (no more than 200 words).
Colleagues are encouraged to submit complete panels (minimum of three papers, maximum of five) on a given subject or theme. This can be done by bringing together other potential panellists yourself, or by contacting the appropriate PSAI specialist group (http://www.psai.ie/specialist-groups/).
The conference organisers reserve the final say in the allocation of accepted papers to panels. While multiple abstract submissions are permitted, in general, multiple papers by the same author(s) are discouraged.
All panel proposals must include abstracts and contact details for each paper as above. Proposals should be sent to email@example.com by7 June 2019. Panel organisers are asked to ensure that appropriate attention is given to balance in respect of gender and stage in career development.
Notification of paper and panel acceptances will be given in early July. Abstracts will be published on the conference website and in the conference programme.
Peter Mair Lecture
In 2012, the Political Studies Association of Ireland instituted the Peter Mair lecture in honour of one of Ireland’s most distinguished political scientists. The lecture is delivered at the Association’s annual conference and is to be published in Irish Political Studies.
The lecture series to date includes:
2012 Ingrid van Biezen (Leiden) ‘The End of Party Democracy as we Know It?’ Irish Political Studies 29 (2) 2014
2013 Kenneth Carty (British Columbia) ‘A natural governing party: Fianna Fáil in comparative perspective’ Irish Political Studies 32 (1) 2017
2014 Donatella Della Porta (EUI) ‘Political Cleavages in a Time of Austerity’
2015 Rudy Andeweg (Leiden) ‘Peter Mair on Representative Democracy’ Irish Political Studies (in preparation)
2016 Brigid Laffan (EUI) ‘Europe’s Union: Fractured Polity and Fractious Politics’ Irish Political Studies 33 (1) 2018
2017 Luca Verzichelli (Siena) ‘Back to Responsiveness: The Crisis and Challenges to the European Political Elites’ Irish Political Studies (in preparation)
2018 Professor Anne Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen: ‘Policy representation in Europe’
Global South Grant
The PSAI will offer, starting in 2018, a GLOBAL South grant of up €1,500 for the purposes of travelling and presenting a paper at the Annual PSAI conference. The applicant must be a postgraduate student or academic who is a national of a non-OECD country and who is affiliated with an institution of higher education anywhere in the world. Any enquiries should be sent to Dr. Adina Preda (University of Limerick) at Adina.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Annual Conferences
The Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) took place in the Limerick Strand Hotel over the weekend of the 12th-14th October 2018. Details of the conference can be found on the conference website.
The 2017 conference took place in All Hallows’ Campus, Dublin City University over the weekend of 13th-15th October 2017. Details of the conference can be found on the conference website.
The 2016 Annual Conference was hosted by Queens University Belfast and held at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, over the weekend of 7th – 9th October. It was attended by more than 150 participants from around Ireland and abroad.
The 2015 Annual Conference was hosted by University College Cork and held at the Metropole Hotel, Cork, over the weekend of 16th – 18th October.
The 2014 Annual Conference was hosted by the National University of Ireland and held at the Galway Bay Hotel from 17th – 19th October.
The 2013 Annual Conference was hosted by and held in Trinity College Dublin, from 18th – 20th October.
The 2012 Annual Conference was hosted by the University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Derry/Londonderry, and took place on 19th – 21st October 2012 in the City Hotel, Queen’s Quay.
The headline theme for the conference was “Politics, Culture and Society in a Changing Ireland”.
The 2011 Annual Conference was hosted by University College Dublin and took place on 21st – 23rd October 2011 in the Royal Irish Academy and Newman House in Dublin city centre.
The headline theme for this conference was “Political Reform in Ireland”.
The 2010 Annual Conference was hosted by the School of Media of the Dublin Institute of Technology on 8th – 10th October 2010.
The headline theme for this conference was “Communicating Politics”, and it was held in the Aungier Street complex, in Dublin’s city centre.
The 2009 Annual Conference was hosted by the Department of Politics and History at Liverpool Hope University, UK, on the 9th – 11th October 2009.
This was the very first time that the PSAI’s annual conference was held outside Ireland and in recognition of this, we had chosen as a headline theme for the conference “Political Relationships between Britain and Ireland”.
The 2008 Annual Conference was hosted by the School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, on 17th – 19th October 2008.
The conference highlighted the theme of the politics of peace and conflict. The final programme for the conference is available.
The 2007 Annual Conference was organised by the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University, was held from 19th – 21st October 2007 at Isaac’s Hotel in Dublin.
Many of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the PSAI took place here – including the launch of a new Irish Political Studies Reader published by Routledge.
The 2006 Annual Conference was hosted by University College Cork on the 20th – 22nd October.