**Deadline extended to 15/10/2019** – PSA 2020 Calls for Papers

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11 October 2019

Dear Colleagues,

The Greek Politics Specialist Group would like to announce that the deadline of our PSA 2020 Calls for Papers have been extended to 15/10/2019. You are cordially invited to submit paper and/or panel proposals to the following calls:
 

1. PSA 2020 Annual Conference – General Call for Papers on Greek Politics: The GPSG cordially invites scholars to submit paper and panel proposals on all aspects of Greek society and politics. We wish to particularly encourage comparative, cross-disciplinary and collaborative proposals, as well as papers featuring original theoretical ideas and empirical data. All methodological and epistemological approaches based on sound social science reasoning are welcome.
 
Please send your proposals for papers (consisting of a paper title, 200-word abstract, institutional affiliation and full contact details) or panels (with full details of the papers and authors) to our Panel Convenors Stella Ladi and Lamprini Rori, who will be happy to respond to any enquires about this call or the conference.
 
The deadline for submitting proposals is Tuesday 15th October 2019. Applicants will be notified whether they have been included in the GPSG’s panels ahead of the final PSA deadline (Monday 21 October).
 
 
2. PSA 2020 Annual Conference – Joint Call for Papers: The Greek Politics, Italian Politics, French Politics, German Politics, and Turkish Politics Specialist Groups of the PSA invite paper proposals for joint panels which seek to explore past and current crises and what they could – or should – mean for the next decade of politics in Europe. We welcome single case studies, comparative papers, and theoretical explorations on the broad theme of ‘Ten years after the crisis – ten years of crisis: a different Europe’. The joint panels have the objective of bringing together different perspectives speaking to the panel title and to create a dialogue between the involved Specialist Groups.
 
While starting points of crises are not easy to pinpoint, the year 2020 could be considered to see the tenth anniversary of the European sovereign debt crisis. Plunging large parts of Europe into austerity and into social and economic crises, it created a derogative discourse on bailed-out countries and led to serious rifts between European leaders and fundamental doubts about the notion of European solidarity and the ‘European idea’ itself. The ‘refugee crisis’, commencing in 2015, further complicated European politics and has shown the European Union to be an internally divided and impotent – if not incompetent – foreign policy actor. The British decision to leave the EU added another facet to a decade of crisis, as did the election of a US President who, it seems, has come to see the EU as an economic competitor more than as a political ally. All of this has been accompanied by a crisis of liberal democracy in many EU member states and candidate countries, further eroding the foundations of the EU while EU institutions themselves have come under strain.
 
Please address all enquiries and e-mail your paper proposal (paper title, 200-word max abstract, institutional affiliation and full contact details) to our Panel Convenors Stella Ladi and Lamprini Rori, We specifically encourage doctoral students and early career researchers to contribute to the joint panel. Applicants will be notified whether they have been included in the joint panel proposals ahead of the final PSA deadline. For full details of the Conference please visit the conference website.
 
The deadline for submitting proposals is Tuesday 15th October 2019.

3. PSA 2020 Annual Conference – Thematic Call for Papers on Greek Politics: Panel on political violence: Since the Athens riots of 2008, Greece has experienced serious episodes of violence with clear political connotations. Framed as a fight against austerity, an expression of anti-immigrant stances or an anti-establishment struggle, political violence has reached unprecedented levels.
 
We invite scholars conducting research on political violence, violent extremism and radicalism to submit their papers for a panel which seeks to understand the above-mentioned phenomena in Greece and in a comparative perspective. The panel will address current debates and newly emerging topics in political violence, including the strategic use of violence, its causes and consequences, spatial and temporal dynamics of violence, continuities and discontinuities of political violence, the connections between non-violent action and political violence as well as between different types of violence. It focuses on both right-wing and left-wing extremism in order to understand their evolution in the post-1974 era, their similarities, differences and interactions. We aspire to shed light on the relationship between militant groups, violent forms of action and broader movements.
 
Please send your proposals for papers (consisting of a paper title, 200-word abstract, institutional affiliation and full contact details) to the panel convenors Vasiliki Georgiadou and Lamprini Rori.
 
The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday 15th October 2019.