Call for Papers for PPSA 2020 International Conference

posted Nov 14, 2019, 9:13 AM by Philippine Political Science Association



23-24 April 2020


Where politics was once exercised through civilized discourse, dialogue and purposive action, social media and the strong winds of populism have atomized claims to power and reconstituted the spaces in which such claims are made. Asymmetric power reigns amid persistent inequities in societal structures and relations. Politics converges in spaces where those in the margins can enter the mainstream at the level of discourse, but never quite challenge the privileged nor effectively contest those who wield it. Freedoms and guaranteed rights to minorities as cornerstones of political liberalism are under threat within these narrowed and increasingly polarized political spaces.


The 2020 Philippine Political Science Association conference invites papers that interrogate the asymmetry of power at the micro/meso/macro and global scales; describe challenges to dominant and privileged positions and discourses, and explain assertions and voicelessness of those in the margins. Papers examining the disposition of state power, civil society agency, collaborative innovations, and interest configurations in the new multipolar global order are invited.




  • Political inclusion/exclusion
  • Social inequality and discrimination
  • Gender as identity and basis for action
  • Religion, ideology and violent extremism 
  • Multiculturalism
  • Indigenous people’s rights and political assertions
  • Armed and (unarmed) electoral contestation
  • Civil and un-civil society in the social media age
  • Representation and participation by the poor and marginalised sectors
  • Political activism
  • Populism and its discontents
  • Grassroots and community-based formations and dynamics
  • Parties, partisanship and political dynasties in local politics
  • Press freedom and freedom of expression
  • Elite dominance
  • Federalism, territorial self-governance and decentralisation
  • Civil service in the peripheries
  • Key service delivery (health, water and sanitation, environmental protection, education, etc) and state agency
  • Public policy on a local lens
  • Transparency and accountability
  • The muscular state: changing roles of the police, military and state security apparatus
  • Governance rebooted
  • Negotiated conflict settlements and peace prospects
  • Economic development and the role of the state
  • Rethinking political philosophies
  • Power asymmetries and international relations
  • Philippine foreign policy in a multipolar environment

You may now download the Call for Papers for the 2019 PPSA International Conference to be held in Iloilo City, Philippines on April 23-24, 2020 via:

2019 Davao Forum

posted Nov 14, 2019, 9:10 AM by Philippine Political Science Association

The Philippine Political Science Association in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Philippines and Ateneo de Davao University through the Political Science and History Department, will hold the forum titled “Reporma Tungo sa Kapayapaan. It is a forum on Constitutional Reform and the Mindanao Peace Agenda. It will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Finster Auditorium, Ateneo de Davao University.

Ramon Casiple
Executive Director, Institute of Political and Economic Reform
Consultant, Inter-Agency Task Force on Federalism and Constitutional Reform
Fellow, Federalism Institute

Call for Panels for the 2020 IPSA World Congress

posted Jul 4, 2019, 5:56 PM by Philippine Political Science Association

The Call for Panels for the next IPSA World Congress of Political Science, to be held in Lisbon (Portugal), 25-29 July 2020, is now open! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to present your work to peers, learn from others and meet political scientists from around the world. The theme of the 2020 edition is “New Nationalisms in an Open World.” Proposals for panels and papers on any subject within political science are welcome. The Congress Theme will be featured in specially organized topical sessions and events. Please visit the website to submit your panel proposals (open and closed), for details on the Congress, important deadlines and submission guidelines.

The PPSA is a proud member of the International Political Science Association.

We advise interested parties to please take note of the following important dates. 

Submit a Panel 
Deadline for OPEN panels: 10 July 2019 
Deadline for CLOSED panels: 10 October 2019 

Submit a Paper Call for Papers Opens 7 August 2019 
Deadline for Paper proposals: 10 October 2019 

Updated 2019 PPSA International Conference Program

posted May 21, 2019, 7:04 AM by Philippine Political Science Association   [ updated May 21, 2019, 7:43 PM ]

Attached is the revised program for the upcoming PPSA Conference on May 28-29, 2019 at the Quest Conference Center, Pampanga. Participants to the said conference are advised to check out the updated Conference program. See you all in Clark!

New Conference Poster for PPSA 2019 International Conference

posted May 17, 2019, 1:23 AM by Philippine Political Science Association

We know you have been waiting for updates regarding the 2019 PPSA Conference. Please check out our latest conference poster below featuring our plenary speakers. interested parties may register by sending an email to The deadline for registration is on Thursday, May 23. 2019. See you all in Clark!

Forum on Challenges to Liberal Democracy on April 26, 2019

posted Apr 24, 2019, 1:32 AM by Philippine Political Science Association   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 1:33 AM ]

Featuring leading political scientists in the region discussing a topic that is most talked about within academic and policy circles around the world. Please attached event poster for details. 

New Schedule for the PPSA 2019 International Conference

posted Apr 23, 2019, 1:30 AM by Philippine Political Science Association

Dear PPSA Members:

Due to the closure of the airport and conference venue following yesterday’s earthquake, the PPSA 2019 Conference will be postponed to May 28-29, 2019 and held at the same venue, Quest Hotel and Conference Center in Clark, Pampanga. In setting the date, the PPSA Board of Trustees considered the availability and schedule of the venue, conference sponsors, speakers, logistics, and other concerns. We hope that this will give everyone enough time to make the necessary adjustments. We appeal for the understanding of participants who may be adversely affected by the new schedule. The PPSA Board and Secretariat will do its best to address concerns on a case by case basis. For concerns, you may email us at . Thank you very much.

- PPSA Board of Trustees

Postponement of the 2019 PPSA International Conference

posted Apr 22, 2019, 7:25 PM by Philippine Political Science Association

Dear PPSA Members:

We regret to announce that the Clark airport, hotels, and facilities are closed and inaccessible and undergoing evaluation due to yesterday’s earthquake. To ensure the safety of our members, the PPSA Board has decided to postpone the conference at a date to be announced as soon as possible. Bookings and reservations in Quest Hotel will be honored but those who booked their rooms are advised to contact the hotel. Those with scheduled flights and those booked in other hotels in the area are advised to contact their airline and hotel for rebooking or refund. Please standby for announcements. Thank you very much for your kind understanding.

- PPSA Board

PPSA Announcement in light of the Luzon earthquake on April 22, 2019

posted Apr 22, 2019, 7:00 AM by Philippine Political Science Association

We hope everyone is safe. We are currently checking with our conference venue and partners. We will issue an official advisory about the PPSA 2019 conference tomorrow. Please stand by for announcements. Thank you very much.

CHED Endorsement: 2019 PPSA International Conference

posted Apr 4, 2019, 5:06 AM by Philippine Political Science Association

The Commission on Higher Education has officially endorsed the upcoming PPSA International Conference on April 25-26, 2019 at the Quest Plus Hotel in Clark Field, Pampanga. Interested parties may now download the CHED Endorsement below. 

Mikit-ikit tamungan keng Clark! (See you all in Clark!)

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