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Call for papers for PPSA 2012 International Conference

posted Sep 29, 2011, 9:00 AM by Ruth Rico   [ updated Oct 2, 2011, 1:12 PM ]



Celebrating 50 years of the Philippine Political Science Association

12-14 APRIL 2012

VENUE: Cagayan de Oro City

Call for Paper Presenters, Panels and Participants

The Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA) celebrates 50 years of path breaking contributions to the promotion of the study of Philippine politics through the professional development of its members and academic advances made in teaching, research and publications. The 2012 PPSA International Conference seeks to showcase the evolution of political science as a discipline grounded in theories that provide analytical and critical tools in comprehending political realities. The 2012 Conference also provides a venue in which to reflect on the previous and present contributions of the discipline as stepping stones in charting new directions in the field of political science.

The PPSA, through its activities in general and its annual conferences in particular, has continuously and critically engaged fellow academics (not only in political science but also in the other social science disciplines), policy-makers, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and social movement players as well as public intellectuals on topics touching on day-to-day political realities at the local, regional and international arenas. One of its many strengths is that it is multidisciplinary in its approaches as well as in its engagements. Thus, its members do not only include political scientists, but also sociologists, historians, and economists, among others. As with the previous PPSA conferences, the 2012 PPSA International Conference foresees the participation of around 150 academics, researchers, and public intellectuals as well as well-known policy and opinion makers and social movement and civil society players on 12-14 April 2012 in Cagayan de Oro City with Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan as its local partner.

The 2012 PPSA International Conference will have "Building on the Past, Reflecting on the Present and Charting Future Directions in Studies on Philippine Politics" as its major theme. The organizing committee welcomes panels and individual papers which focus on the evolution of theoretical and conceptual perspectives on topics which have dominated the study of Philippine politics. It also welcomes the emergence of fresh and new perspectives on political topics which have been studied for the past decades but are seen in a new light given the changing political, economic and socio-cultural context of Philippine society and/or because of the emergence of innovative theoretical frameworks and methodology in which to further comprehend these. Most welcomed too are developments in the discipline that provide for a comparative basis, particularly, from the experience of Asian countries.

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