PSA Annual Conference

PSA Annual Conference

Call for Papers Open!

Our 74th Annual Conference, “After (Neo-) Liberalism: Towards an Alternative Paradigm?” convened by the University of Strathclyde, will take place from 25 – 27 March 2024.  



Now that the submission date has ended the Strathclyde convenors are reviewing the abstracts and beginning to formulate the programme. When this process is completed, prospective paper givers will be notified by an Ex Ordo email as to whether their abstract has been accepted, so please look out for this.



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 Dr Mark Shephard, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the university. Head of School of Government & Public Policy, Professor Anthony McGann 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.   



  • 1 December to 2 February: Early-Bird registration

  • 3 February to 20 March: Standard registration  




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.


PSA SUPPORT FUND – who can apply?

  • Are you a UK based PhD student or early career academic who is both a PSA member and involved as paper-giver or discussant at conference, who is unable to get funding from your university? We would like to support you by providing help with your registration and travel costs to attend conference. In the event that we are oversubscribed, we will prioritise PSA members from an under-represented group and/or self-funded PhD students who are also paper-givers.
  • If you are a scholar from a low-income country/Global South you may apply for PSA support and you will also receive complimentary PSA membership. 


*To apply to the Support Fund, please complete this form during the early bird period (1 December ‘23 to 2 February ‘24) which will be assessed with applicants being informed in due course.*  

For general conference enquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the PSA Team via


We thank our lead partners SAGE Publishing for their sponsorship.


University of Strathclyde Glasgow