Political Science News - Call for Papers

International Political Science Review

Special Issue 2017
Application Deadline: 30 September, 2015

IPSR is soliciting Special Issue proposals for 2017. Prospective guest editors of a special issue should submit proposals to ipsr.journal@gmail.com by 30 September 2015

Special issues should be devoted to a theme of general interest to the discipline, relevant across different regions and subfields. They should consist of a substantial Introduction (of c. 6000 words) plus five or six articles of a maximum of 8000 words apiece that conform to IPSR's submission criteria.  

All proposals should include the following:

  • Outline of theme
  • Rationale in terms of theoretical significance, timeliness and general interest to the discipline
  • Abstracts (250 words) of the proposed articles (five or six articles and editorial introduction)
  •  Brief (one para) author biographies for authors and editors.

Prospective guest editors will be informed whether their proposal has been accepted by November 2015.

Guest editors will be responsible for ensuring the articles are submitted online by an agreed deadline (most probably 30 June 2016) in accordance with IPSR's usual submission guidelines.

The IPSR editors will be responsible for arranging double-blind peer review of the articles.

Queries relating to special issues should be directed to the IPSR editors at ipsr.journal@gmail.com.

Borders, Walls and Violence : Costs and Alternatives to Border Fencing

Université du Québec à Montréal
Montréal, Canada
25 May, 2016 - 26 May, 2016
Application Deadline: 5 October, 2015

**Voir pièce-jointe pour les instructions en français**


Participants are encouraged to critically examine the role of border walls in security discourses and in the framing of the local political and sociological landscape to consider some of the following themes:

Theme 1. Impacts of border walls
Theme 2. Legal aspects of border walls
Theme 3. Costs and economies of border walls
Theme 4. Violence of border walls
Theme 5. Alternatives to border walls

Deadline for abstract submission: October 5, 2015 (for both panel sessions and poster sessions)

Please note that papers may be considered for both panel sessions AND poster sessions.

Proposal: please include the following information (300 words)

  • Name of authors/contributors
  • Institutional affiliations, titles
  • Contact: telephone, fax, email, mailing address
  • Title of the paper
  • Abstract: Subject, empirical frame, analytical approach, theme (approx. 300 words) 

Languages: Proposals can be submitted in French, English and Spanish. However the conference will be held in English and French.

Send your proposals via email in Word format to Élisabeth Vallet at UQAM: BordersandWalls@gmail.com