McMaster Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy Conference 2016

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University, in conjunction with the Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization and the Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition, is pleased to announce a call for papers for our upcoming conference on 8-9 February 2016.

Our deadline of November 6th is fast approaching, and we were hoping you could once again forward our CFP to your graduate students. Please CC us when you send the announcement!

This conference is an excellent opportunity for Master’s and PhD students to present their research, network with fellow graduate students from across the world, and to receive constructive feedback on their research from faculty discussants.

Call for papers

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 5

Graduate students are cordially invited to submit proposals to present a paper at Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 5, McMaster’s fifth Graduate Conference on the Internationalization of Public Policy.

Deadline for abstracts:
November 6, 2015

The conference will be held
February 8-9, 2016 at
McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario.

Drawing upon McMaster’s expertise in the field of international and comparative public policy, the conference theme focuses on the global dimensions of policy and aims to bridge the gap between international relations, international political economy, and public policy by investigating how “the global,” including institutions, actors, structures and ideas, intersects with regional, national, subnational and local jurisdictions to generate particular policies and outcomes.

Papers using a variety of approaches and addressing any aspect of the internationalization of public policy are welcome. Popular themes have included Health and Social policy, Democratic Deficits, the EU, Economic policy, the Environment, Development, Austerity, and Citizenship.

Open to Masters and PhD students, this interdisciplinary conference will provide students with the ideal setting to foster networks with fellow students and faculty in their area of research. Each participant, will benefit from in-depth feedback on their written work and presentation from a faculty discussant.

The conference will also include a professional development workshop designed specifically for graduate students.

To apply, please download and submit an application along with a 300 word (maximum) abstract by email to globalization.conference@gmail.com by November 6, 2015.

Abstracts should include a title and details of the argument to be developed, the method of analysis to be used, types of evidence to be presented, the style of presentation, and outline the paper’s contribution to the literature.

The application form and details of the conference will be posted on the conference website: http://www.politicalscience.mcmaster.ca/globalization-conference

Financial assistance to help cover travel expenses may be available.