4th Polish Political Science Congress: State in Times of Change

Event Information

City
Lublin
Country
Poland
Date
End Date
Synopsis

The Faculty of Political Science, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) in Lublin, Poland in cooperation as co-organizers with the Polish Political Science Association and the Polish Academy of Sciences  - Committee of Political Science organize the IV. Polish Political Science Congress. We invite all interested to participate in this event.

Proposed title of the 4th Polish Political Science Congress in Lublin focus on two basic “traditional” political science categories such as power and state in the context of dynamism and changeability, new features of the social environment in which power and states function nowadays both on internal level and international system levels.

The analysis of feedbacks between the state and its dynamically changing environment is a cognitive goal of the Congress. The subjects of that analysis will include: analysis of changes in internal and external conditions in which contemporary states function and political power is exercised, as well as analysis of states’ adaptation (or lack of) to changed or dynamically changing reality.

In the Organizers view the cognitive value of the Congress should be not only in analysis of contemporary political realities but also include analysis of research on the state in its dynamic conditions of changing world and in the context of present theoretical and methodological challenges. Such point of view has consequences for organization of the Congress program structure and proposed panels. The Organizers propose inclusion of epistemological as well as ontological parts in the program.

The ontological part will include 3 themes:
Theme 1 - State’s environment- Factors of change;
Theme 2 - State as a subject of internal politics in times of change;
Theme 3 – State as a subject of international relations in the times of change.

The epistemological part will constitute the remaining theme of the Congress:
Theme 4 – Research on state in times of change.

Ontology

Epistemology

Theme 1

State’s environment -  Factors of change

 

Theme 2

State as a subject of internal politics in times of change

Theme 3

State as a subject of internal politics in times of change

Theme 4

Research on state in times of change

1) Conditions on national level
2) Conditions on the international system level

1) Institutions
2) Norms
3) Values
4) Activities

1) Foreign Policy
2) Organization and functioning of international system

1) Change as a subject of research
2) Theories and analytical structures in research on state in times of change
3) Methodology in research on state in time of change 

Submitting panels and papers – general guidelines
1)    Panels should be submitted within proposed 4 themes.
2)    “Open” and “closed” panels can be submitted.   
3)    Panels and papers can be submitted in languages other then Polish, with preference for English. Panels and papers can be submitted also by participants who a not Polish citizens.  The guidelines for papers and panel submission are the same for Polish and foreign participants.   
4)    Congress has “one participant one paper” principle.  Submitting of the paper does not exclude moderating other panels or being a discussant on other panel.  
5)    Both “open” and “closed” panels consist of 1. Moderator (chairperson) 2. Panelists (suggested number 5-6 persons, minimum 3 different academic institutions should be represented) 3. Discussant.  The Organizers would like the papers on the panel to be inspiration for the discussion so when organizing the panel the moderators should allocate appropriate time for discussion.
6)     Moderators are responsible for the selection of panelists and discussant.  
7)    Submission of panels and papers requires the abstract. The abstract should contain a) title of the panel/paper, b) key words (3-5), c) goals and main themes of the panel/paper, d) when submitting the panel,  the research questions to which the moderator is planning to answer should be included.  Abstracts should not exceed 1500 characters with spaces, papers should not exceed 1000 characters with spaces.
8)    The Organizers would like to include PhD students and students in the Congress. Students are encouraged to submit papers/panels as well as participate in panels.  Moderators are encouraged to include students in proposed panels.
9)    The Program Board of the Congress reserves the right to verify both the panels and papers included in submitted panels, which will be done in cooperation with moderators submitting the panels.

Registration

Proposals of panels and papers should be submitted to http://www.umcs.pl/en/congress-of-political-science.htm according to the general guidelines and on the enclosed form.  For foreigners the deadline for submitting of „open” panels is May 15th, 2018. Information about admitted panels will be send to participants before March  30th, 2018.    

Proposals of closed panels should be submitted to http://www.umcs.pl/en/congress-of-political-science.htm according to the general guidelines and on the enclosed form.  For foreigners deadline for submitted of „closed” panels - May 20th, 2018. Information about admitted panels will be send to participants before May 30th, 2018.
    
Participants should register in the on-line system at http://www.umcs.pl/en/congress-of-political-science.htm
Registration started on March 30th, 2018 (the registration form is available on line). Registration will end on May 31th, 2018. Late registration will start on June 1st  - and end on June 30th, 2018.

Fees for participation in the Congress
Registration before June 1st, 2018   
General Fee– 100 EURO or 120 USD.

Late registration (June 1st  - 30th, 2018)
General Fee – 125 EURO or 150 USD
Bank account in EURO - PL78114010940000290516001047, Maria Curie Sklodowska University with note "4th Congress of Political Science", SWIFT CODE: BREXPLPWLUB, Bank Code:11401094. 
Bank account in USD - PL96114010940000290516001014 Maria Curie-Sklodowska University with note "4th Congress of Political Science", SWIFT CODE: BREXPLPWLUB, Bank Code:11401094