‘The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises’

What about Barcelona in September? A very good reason to visit Catalonia is the EISA’s 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations.

Here you’ll find all the info on the conference.

Indeed, this year’s conference takes place in Barcelona, 13-16 September 2017. The title of the conference is: “The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises“.

Here the call of paper, panel and roundtable.

From our perspective we believe that the section on Foreign Policy Analysis is extremely interesting.

Here below the abstract of the section:

The section will discuss original and innovative theory-guided works in the field of Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA). The hallmarks of FPA are its penchant for actor-specific, middle-range theorising and for interdisciplinary and multidimensional approaches. Theoretical approaches in the field can be differentiated along several dimensions, such as levels of analysis, whether they are structural or agent-orientated, or whether they are constructivist, rationalist or cognitive/psychological. At the same time, FPA has a rich tradition of efforts at theoretical integration, which indeed have been singled out by Valerie Hudson as the ‘true promise’ of FPA. In many ways, however, FPA is still largely an ‘American social science’. In American IR, FPA is a well-established sub-discipline: it is one of the largest sections of the International Studies Association and has its own journal, Foreign Policy Analysis. In European IR, in contrast, FPA tends to be somewhat at the margins. The section, therefore, is meant to strengthen the profile of FPA in European IR and to foster an exchange between scholars in Europe who are engaged in it. In particular, it seeks to explore the contributions which ‘European’ FPA can make to the discipline and possible ways of strengthening the links to ‘American’ FPA. To this purpose, we invite panels that elaborate on different theoretical perspectives in FPA, address the challenge of theoretical integration in the field or apply theories of FPA to specific empirical puzzles. The section espouses a pluralist perspective and welcomes panels of any methodological orientation.

See you in Spain

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10th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

Some news about the next 10th Pan-European Conference on International Relations. The call for Panel, Roundtable and Paper Proposals is now open.

The Conference takes place in Izmir, Turkey, 7-10 September 2016, with the theme of “International Relations in World Society“.

The conference of the European International Studies Association (EISA) will be held by the Yaşar University.

Here you’ll find the details for submitting a proposal.  Here you’ll find the list of the 51 sections. Here the conference schedule. 

EISA is a new individual membership based association, serving the International Relations community in Europe and beyond. EISA has been created by the Standing Group on International Relations.

The closing date for paper, panel, and roundtable proposals is midnight (CET) on Friday 8 January 2016.

Also Venus in Arms will submit a proposal.


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