PSA Annual Conference

PSA Annual Conference


That's a wrap for PSA24!

Thank you to all those who took part in this year's Annual Conference in Glasgow. It was an amazing three days, with over 700 delegates enjoying a packed programme of panels, special events and keynote presentations. We have shared the photos from this wonderful event (get in touch if you haven't seen them!) and we look forward to welcoming many of you next year to PSA25 in Birmingham!


The full conference brochure, with details about: registration, conference venues; events and publishing highlights; places to eat, drink and enjoy in Glasgow - and more - can be found here. You can find the programme of panels which took place on each day here.



We thank our lead partners, SAGE Publishing for their sponsorship of this event, which will explore whether current or alternative approaches can address the equity, economic and ecological challenges facing liberal democracy. 

The convening team will be led by Head of School of Government & Public Policy, Professor Anthony McGann at the university. He said: “We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow to participate in a dynamic and thought-provoking conference that will critically examine the limitations and possibilities of (neo-) liberalism, and to consider whether there are new pathways and strategies for addressing the pressing issues of our time.” 

The Chair of the PSA, Dr Rose Gann, added: “On behalf of the PSA, I warmly thank Anthony, Mark and the team at Strathclyde for convening this flagship conference. These important questions concern every branch of Politics and International Relations and, as the home of Adam Smith, Glasgow is a fitting venue for our community to come together to consider the viability and vitality of liberal democracy.”



This year's conference, taking place at the University of Strathclyde, is fully in-person attendance.

We aim to host 600+ attendees creating a vibrant conference experience.   



If you aren’t yet a member of the PSA, and would like to benefit from the membership rates to attend conference, then why not join before you register? It’s a quick and easy process and we will confirm your membership is active on receipt of your application and payment. Not only will you then be able to book at the member rate for PSA24, but you will have access to a full range of benefits, support and resources for the next year!

* If you are a retired, student or school (teacher) member, please email to receive your discount code.

** Academics from the Global South/Low-income Countries as defined by the United Nations Finance Centre for South-South Cooperation and OECD DAC list of ODA recipients

*Academics from the Global South/Low-income Countries as defined by the United Nations Finance Centre for South-South Cooperation and OECD DAC list of ODA recipients




PSA24 EARLY CAREER PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT - Registration is now open!

The PSA Early Career Network is delighted to announce that we are continuing our new tradition of a pre-conference afternoon the day before the PSA main conference. This year's event will be hosted on Sunday, 24 March 2024 from 2pm at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Throughout the afternoon, we will offer several panels and workshops tailored to early career academics aimed at bolstering confidence and knowledge about building your career and navigating early career life. With lots of sessions taking place, you can curate your schedule and choose what to attend throughout the afternoon. Find out more here!

Sessions will include but are not limited to:

  • How To: Media Engagement and Impact

  • Demystifying the Peer Review Process

  • Applications 101: Navigating Cover Letters and CVs

  • Planning for Success: The PhD and Beyond

  • Working with External Partners and Stakeholders

(Please note that the sessions are subject to change)

Alongside our workshops and panels, the Early Career Pre-Conference will also include the chance to socialise with your peers and our invited speakers, and other senior colleagues, over refreshments. There will also be an optional pub-crawl in the evening that everyone is welcome to join!

Registration is completely free and is available here. Please note that spaces are limited, so make sure to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The full schedule and details about the locations will be made available to registered attendees closer to the date.


PSA Annual General Meeting

Please be aware that we are holding the 2024 Annual General Meeting (as part of the PSA24 Annual Conference) on Monday 25 March 2024 at 5:00-6:15pm. This will be held in the University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC Building) 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD, which is the conference hub for PSA24. This event precedes the Conference Drinks which will also be held in the TIC Building. 

PSA Academic Members registered for PSA24 can attend and have the opportunity to:

  • Find out more about the association
  • Meet and ask questions of the PSA’s Executive Committee 
  • Vote on the annual report and accounts for 2023 attached here

Please do get in touch via, with any queries, especially if you are unable to attend in the AGM in person and wish to appoint a proxy.

We will also be announcing the recipients of this year’s PSA Academic prizes at this time.

We very much hope you will be able to join this session to celebrate the success of your colleagues and the association, and to help us in carrying out of our responsibilities as a charity and as a membership organisation.



We are delighted to announce that Glasgow Convention Bureau is the official accommodation provider for the conference. Please visit the online booking service here.

Navigating your way through the booking service:


Once you have chosen your hotel, click ‘select’ under the average nightly rate and follow the steps, filling in the fields as required to reserve your accommodation.

When your room is reserved, you will receive an immediate confirmation by email. Breakfast is included unless otherwise stated.

Please note this website does not take payment and your credit card will be held as a guarantee only. Payment will be made of the day of your arrival. Payment should be made directly on arrival/departure at the hotel. The card will only be charged in the event of non-arrival or late cancellation, please check the terms and conditions.

If you wish to make a group booking, or you are experiencing any difficulties in completing your booking online, please contact the Glasgow Convention Bureau team via email at or call us on 0141 566 0821 / 0820 during office hours.


For general conference enquiries, logistical or scheduling concerns around the conference, please contact the PSA Team via For enquiries about sponsorship opportunities for the confernce, please contact


We thank our lead partners SAGE Publishing for their sponsorship.


We thank the Glasgow Convention Bureau for their invaluable support.

University of Strathclyde Glasgow