Challenges and New Directions in Multi-Level Governance: IPSA 75th Anniversary Conference

Challenges and New Directions in Multi-Level Governance: IPSA 75th Anniversary Conference

Publication date: Fri, 20 Oct 2023

In 2024, IPSA will celebrate its 75th Anniversary and will hold two anniversary conferences, first in Montreal, where the IPSA Secretariat is located, from 25-26 April 2024, and second in Lisbon, from 11-13 September 2024. 

IPSA will organize the first anniversary conference in partnership with Concordia University and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Canada, and in collaboration with the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) and the Société québécoise de science politique (SQSP) on the theme Challenges and New Directions in Multi-Level Governance. This two-day international conference will be held at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada from 25-26 April 2024. The event is expected to draw more than 150 scholars, international organizations, government representatives, associations and NGOs. 

The Call for Papers Now Open

The call for papers for the conference is now open. We welcome submissions that seek to understand and explain current challenges to multi-level decision-making and government structures worldwide. While the emphasis is on current challenges and new directions in multi-level governance, we will also accept papers on the study of federalism, decentralization, regional and international organizations, political structures, national and transnational social movements, and political actors. 

Reduced Fee for IPSA Members

IPSA members* will benefit from a discounted registration fee to attend the conference. IPSA student members can register FREE OF CHARGE!

*This benefit will extend only to 2024 IPSA members. Please visit our membership page to become an IPSA member or to renew your membership.

Submit your Paper by 30 November 2023

To submit a paper, please complete the Paper Submission Form, available HERE.

For further information on the program and registration, please visit the conference page.

Important Dates

  • 30 November 2023: Deadline to submit a paper proposal
  • 18 January 2024: Acceptance or rejection notifications (sent by email to individuals who submitted a paper proposal)
  • 22 March 2024: Deadline to register for the conference
  • 17 April 2024: Deadline to submit a paper.