The PSA at APSA
We are pleased to announce three exciting PSA events taking place during and after APSA's Annual Meeting in San Francisco. For the full APSA Annual Meeting programme please visit www.apsanet.org.
Making Sense of Brexit: How the UK will Leave the EU, 1 September
The 2016 referendum on the UK's continued membership of the European Union delivered a shocking result, and foreshadowed other political jolts such as the US election of Donald Trump. This panel will bring together contributors to a special issue of BJPIR to consider Brexit from multiple angles, but especially its implications for international relations and democratic politics more generally.
This panel event will take place on Friday 1 September from 10:00 to 11:30 at the APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Speakers: Henrik Bang (Canberra), Marc Hooghe (Leuven), James Sloam (Royal Holloway), Martin Wattenberg (California - Irvine)
This panel investigates new trends in (youth) political participation that have emerged since the onset of the recent financial crisis. Over the past few years, we have witnessed a resurgence of anti-politics, with populist and ‘anti-establishment’ politicians making ground in many European countries as well as the United States. But to what extent are these changes likely to endure? To what extent have the youngest cohorts of voters expressed their dissatisfaction with electoral politics by not turning out to vote or supporting anti-establishment candidates and parties? And, to what extent – more precisely – do young people’s political attitudes and values reflect this growing populist and anti-establishment sentiment?
The panel begins with a theoretical perspective of how democratic pluralism is challenged by anti-statist neoliberalism and anti-pluralist populism, and how democracies may overcome this existential crisis. It proceeds with an analysis of the prevalence (or not) of populist and anti-establishment sentiment in a comparative study of the attitudes of 14 year olds in 28 countries. The next paper explores changes in youth turnout and support for parties and candidates in the United States, since the galvanization of young people by Obama in the 2008 presidential election. The panel concludes with a study of youth attitudes to, and participation in, the recent UK referendum on British membership of the European Union, when three quarters of younger citizens voted against Brexit.
This panel event will take place from 10:00 to 11:30am on Saturday 2 September at the APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. More information.
Bridging the Gaps: Informing Policy-Makers, 12 September
This FREE event from our Southeast and East Asia Specialist Group is for academics and PhD students who are interested in using their research and expertise to inform policy-making, shape practice, and obtain impact, as well as policy-makers and practitioners looking to reach out to academics.
The workshop will explore the unique and common challenges academics face, and provide a forum to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary work, and to review these challenges from the perspectives of both North American and UK academic environments.
The event itself will provide an excellent networking opportunity for participants to discuss further collaboration, in terms of research and events, as well as be a practical session for ‘how to engage with and influence policy’.
Session One: 'Bridging the Gaps Between Research, Policy, and Practice' - Panellists from the broader Washington/East Coast area will suggest ways of framing academic research for non-academic audiences, disseminating findings to reach wider audiences, and building professional networks outside academia. In this practical, skills-based knowledge exchange we will also hear from academics that can speak to conducting collaborative, impactful research beyond academia.
Session Two: Policy Engagement Training Workshop - This hands on policy engagement training session will show individuals how, and equip individuals with the skills, to work with policy-makers to impact their relevant area with evidence and research.
If you have experience of using your research to engage with practitioners and policy-makers, or are a non-academic user of academic research, and wish to attend as a speaker please contact Dr Leanne-Marie Cotter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For all other queries please contact Dr Liam McCarthy-Cotter (email@example.com).