The PSA is delighted to announce that our 73rd conference will be convened by the University of Liverpool and held on 3-5 April 2023.


With sponsorship from our lead partners SAGE Publishing, this event will seek to explore Political Futures.


A series of global political shocks in the early 2020s have triggered intense discussion of future political orders, priorities, and possibilities. In different ways, Covid-19, COP26 and the war in Ukraine all underline the limitations of contemporary politics, while providing stark reminders of how today’s political actions will shape humanity’s future.


Liverpool will provide an ideal context for such discussions: a port city that once pointed to the future, fell victim to a global order that it helped create, and whose past and future continually collide in its present-day political debates about heritage versus development. 


The convening team will be led by Stuart Wilks-Heeg, Professor of Politics at the university. Dean of School, Professor Alison Fell said: “We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Liverpool to consider what the politics of the future may look like and humanity’s scope to address the challenges that lie ahead."


The Chair of the PSA, Professor Roger Awan-Scully, added: “Liverpool will provide the perfect setting for PSA23. I am already looking forward to the chance for us all to meet in this wonderful city.”


The PSA will keep you up to date with developments including the call for papers in due course as well as details of other events for undergraduates and the public to take part in.


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