On this page we list any forthcoming events relevant to the Department of Politics and International Relations.
Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend, although registration may be required (the event will specify if so). Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.
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|27 April 2018||16:30||Full details||Add event|
|16 May 2018||14:30|
Politics Departmental Research Seminar (Term 3). Professor Sara Hobolt, LSE: 'Divided by the Vote: Affective Polarization in the Wake of Brexit'Political theorists have long argued that a well-functioning democracy requires a degree of mutual respect and willingness to talk across difficult political divides. Yet these normative standards for political dialogue are difficult to meet when the public is deeply divided. Numerous empirical studies have documented that electorates, especially in America, are polarized along partisan lines, and this manifests itself as animus towards opposing party members. We extend this work by examining the emergence of affective polarization along lines drawn not by partisan loyalties but instead by identification with opinion-based groups formed in the wake of Britain's 2016 referendum on European Union membership.. Full details
|22 May 2018||9:00||Full details||Add event|
|22 May 2018||9:00|
Challenging Dominant Discourses: Feminist Conversations Across Political Science and Political TheoryFeminist theory is an increasingly plural field, but it remains united by a commitment to challenging what passes for universal or impartial knowledge. This workshop seeks to map connections between feminist methods in political science and political theory in order to share resources for questioning dominant methods across the discipline of politics. We welcome papers that investigate feminist methods in a variety of approaches to politics, including democratic theory, international relations, quantitative measurement, environmental politics, public policy, and normative political philosophy. Submissions may be works-in-progress, finished papers, or even past work. Participants are encouraged to read their own work through the lens of the question “how is this work feminist?” We hope the workshop will address questions such as: What are feminist methods? How do dominant methods marginalize women’s experience? How have technological advancements in quantitative methods reproduced gendered relations of power? How might feminist methods or practices open up interdisciplinary pathways between political science and political theory? How can methods in political science and political theory be intersectional? How does work on gender differ from feminist work? Must feminist projects deploy feminist methods? The workshop will be divided into four sessions: 1) International Relations, 2) Political Theory, 3) Governance and Policy, and 4) Quantitative Analysis. We hope that conference attendees will commit to the whole day in the interest of making connections across different aspects of Politics as a discipline. Each session will culminate in a keynote from a senior scholar in the subfield. Full details
|24 May 2018||9:00||Full details||Add event|
|18 - 25 July 2018||Full details||Add event|