Call for Papers: State of the Federation 2020

17-12-2020 from 09:00 to 09:00
GASPAR Research Group (UGent)
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The virtual conference will take place on Thursday 17 December 2020. Abstracts of max 200 words can be submitted until 30 October 2020.

After Université Saint-Louis in Brussels in 2019, the next edition of this yearly conference will take place on Thursday 17 December 2020, in the last week before the winter break, as it has now become the tradition. Less traditional, the conference will take place at the office/in your kitchen/in a coffee bar/...! 2020 has been a peculiar year, and the SOF will be no exception. It will happen in a full virtual mode, relying on successful experiences at (inter)national conferences and workshops this year. As a consequence, there will be no conference fee.

We hope that this conference will again be an excellent opportunity to present and discuss results of political science research on Belgian politics and administration, with Belgian or Belgium-based colleagues. We welcome papers dealing with any aspect of politics in Belgium. Topics could include: electoral and party politics, federalism and institutional reform, participation andrepresentation, public policies and administration, or Belgium’s international and European politics. Papers could examine all levels of the polity (local, regional, federal, European and international).

Please send your abstract(s) of max 200 words to by 30 October 2020 at the latest.

Organizing team : Robin Devroe, Anna Kern, Gilles Pittoors, Audrey Vandeleene and Bram Wauters