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SWEPSA 2018 — Statsvetenskapliga förbundets årskonferens

Tid: 2018-10-03 09:00 -- 2018-10-05 17:00
Plats: Malmö universitet
Målgrupp: Statsvetenskapliga förbundets medlemmar

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Welcome to the 2018 SWEPSA conference 

The annual meeting of the Swedish Political Science Association will be held at Malmö University on October 3-5.


Registration for SWEPSA 2018 is now closed. Here you can find all the necessary information for your conference visit:

SWEPSA 2018 program

Keynote speaker: Professor Carol Bacchi

Roundtable discussion

SWEPSA 2018 working groups, call for papers and contact information


How to get here

2018 conference theme: What’s political about political science?

Political Science faces a series of puzzles brought about both by the changing status of science within society, as well as challenges to the political institutions and norms it has studied and, in many cases, shaped. In the past, our discipline has not only survived epistemic divides and debates over competing ontologies but has often become enriched. Yet, where knowledge claims are treated as opinion and experts are ignored as irrelevant, how is Political Science to respond? Where faced with great uncertainty over the future shape of politics, does Political Science limit itself to the study of that ‘interesting world’, or does it actively seek to defend principles like ‘democracy’ and the ‘rule of law’?

The 2018 SWEPSA conference, hosted by the Dept. of Global Political Studies at Malmö University, welcomes presentations from across Political Science that help explore how our discipline can best prove its utility and societal relevance within the present moment.

With a guest presentation by Professor Carol Bacchi titled ”Problem solving” as a governing knowledge: Whose “truth”? Which reality?, the conference considers how Political Science can navigate a world in which many of its guiding presumptions are increasingly framed as political views rather than coherent truth claims. Equally, where knowledge is understood to be power-laden, how can Political Science remain both reflexively aware and critical of power whilst ensuring its own knowledge claims are understood and treated as credible by broader society. Given current developments, there is an urgent need for Political Science to better communicate its expertise to society. Whether that includes active engagement in societal debate, along the traditions of activist research, will form one possible strand of thought for conference papers. Either way, whether inadvertently or not, Political Science finds itself at the centre of both massive political change and a politicization of its core concepts and tools.

Senast uppdaterad av Daniel Harju