PSA Parliaments Group Annual Conference

Recent political events around the world, whether the election of Donald Trump, the rise of populist parties across Europe, or the UK’s referendum decision to leave the European Union and unexpected general election, suggest we are entering uncertain times. This has sparked debates not only over the discipline of political science (why did so few of us see this coming?), but also the very endurance of our political institutions. It is in this context that the PSA Parliaments Group will host its 2017 annual conference under the theme: "Legislatures in Uncertain Times".

The conference will include a keynote lecture and formal presentation to the winner of the group's undergraduate essay competition. It also provides ample opportunities for networking. The conference is open to anyone studying or working within parliaments or legislatures, or who has an interest in the field. PSA Parliaments welcome people working in different subject areas whose research can offer new insights into the study of parliaments and promote inter-disciplinary cooperation.

Provisional details: the conference will take place in Edinburgh on Friday, 17 November (with an informal reception / gathering for participants and guests on Thursday, 16 November for those arriving the night before). Registration will open on 2 October 2017 and close on 10 November 2017. Further details will be confirmed on this page closer to the date. 

PSA Parliaments is currently welcomings submissions of abstracts. For more information on Call for Papers for this conference, please visit the PSA Call for Papers page, also linked: here.