International Conference: Elections – Democracy – COVID-19. Lessons from Europe
Thu, 24 Feb 2022 - Thu, 24 Feb 2022
Organized by: Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade and Faculty of Political Science and International Studies - University of Warsaw
Elections - Democracy - COVID-19. Lessons from Europe conference is a novel event, conceived by the University of Warsaw, Poland, and the Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade, Serbia. The aim of our initiative is to foster the scholarly debate around the problem of COVID-19's impact on democracy in Europe, with a particular attention given to the elections held in times of the pandemic and under extraordinary conditions.
Apart from the research focused on the impact of pandemics on electoral conditions and outcomes, we also welcome papers researching broader electoral topics: rules and representation, elections and the state of democracy in hybrid regimes and flawed democracies, European Parliament elections, the performance of populists, the emergence of the greens, and the (lack of) appeal of mainstream parties, along with other trends in party systems of Europe.
It is our distinct pleasure to invite researchers interested in elections, political parties, and democracy to showcase their research, present findings, and engage in a debate with colleagues from all over the continent. We accept proposals from both quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as from all disciplinary perspectives.
The application is open until 30 September 2021.
There is no registration fee.
Draft papers should be sent by 5 February 2022.
The online event will be hosted by the University of Warsaw, on 24 February 2022.
Researchers will have the possibility of publishing their papers in the peer-reviewed thematic volume of the journal Srpska politička misao (Serbian Political Thought), issued by the Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade, in mid-2022. The publication will not require any fee or additional cost.
Key dates and deadlines
● September 30, 2021 - deadline for applications
● October 10, 2021 - decision on applications
● February 5, 2022 - draft paper submission deadline
● February 24, 2022 - conference - online event
● March 31, 2022 - the final version of papers submission deadline (optional)
● June 30, 2022 - thematic journal publication
A 200-word abstract of your proposal, with 5-8 keywords, your institutional affiliation and contact details, should be sent to: email@example.com
Please select the provisional panel for your presentation from the list below and indicate it in the application:
● New reality: COVID-19 and elections
● Electoral rules and representation
● Political competition in hybrid regimes and flawed democracies
● EU elections: Do they still matter?
● Populism in times of the pandemic. Enduring or evolving?
● Greens, alternatives, new parties
● Other/open section