TOWARD A CRITICAL POLITICAL SCIENCE
February 26 – February 28, 2017
Isla Grand Beach Resort
South Padre Island, Texas
In 1967, the burgeoning discontent of many political scientists culminated in the establishment of the Caucus for a New Political Science. The Caucus includes political scientists of many diverse viewpoints, but it is united methodologically by a critique of extreme behavioralism and by the idea that political science should abandon the myth of a value-free science. Since its founding 50 years ago, political scientists have authored numerous commentaries on the tragedy of political science, the crisis in political science, the flight from reality in political science, and the end of political science. The 50th Anniversary Conference of the Caucus for a New Political Science will provide an ideologically progressive and methodologically diverse platform for advancing a critical political science that fundamentally redefines the purposes, categories, and politics of political science.
The Conference organizers are seeking paper and panel proposals in the following broad areas:
Capitalism & Globalization
The State & Political Power
Class & Class Conflict
Race & Ethnicity
Gender & Sexuality
Political Ecology & the Environment
Social Movements & Protest
Ideology & Culture
Pedagogy, Politics, & the Profession of Political Science
Submit Proposals for a Paper or Panel to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Paper & Panel Submissions: June 15, 2016.
Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2016.
Conference Website: www.cnpsconference.org
To Submit a Proposal for a Paper or Panel Send:
1. Name of Proposer, Title, Affiliation, and Contact Information (mailing address, email, telephone).
2. Title of Paper and 150 word Abstract.
For full panel proposals, please submit ONE proposal with all of the required information for all papers.
All panels will be 2 hours in length and limited to no more than 3 papers (25 minutes each) and 1 discussant (15 minutes) to insure that participants have adequate time to present their papers and discussants and the audience have sufficient time to discuss the papers. We are hoping to have some genuine intellectual discourse and not just a 5 minute “line on the CV” type of conference.
Registration Fee: $100 due by October 15, 2016 (for all panelists). Late Fee: $150.00 Only Personal Checks, Money Orders, or Cash (at conference) can be accepted. For registration fee, please mail Checks or Money Orders made out to “Conference for a New Political Science” to: Caucus for a New Political Science ATTN: Clyde W. Barrow, Treasurer 2112 W. University Drive, Suite 1251 Edinburg, Texas 78539
Registration fee will be waived for all students (graduate and undergraduate) who are not presenting a paper or serving as a Chair/Discussant upon presentation of a valid Student I.D.
Opening Dinner (at hotel) & Keynote Speaker (TBD) February 26 6:00-8:00pm: Additional $40.00 Please inform conference organizers whether you will attend the Opening Dinner.
Please mention the CNPS and make hotel reservations directly with: Isla Grand Beach Resort 500 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, Texas 78597 Tel: 956-761-6511 Room Rates: Cabanas $95 per night Condominiums $195 per night Rooms must be reserved by January 27, 2017 for conference rate.
For more information about the hotel, see, http://islagrand.com/
ARRIVAL INFORMATION It is recommended that conference attendees arrive at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, which is served by Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines. A non-stop shuttle is available from the airport to South Padre Island for $40 roundtrip. Auto Rentals are also available at airport. Go to: