The Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS), in collaboration with the School of Political Science at the University of Bologna and its Department of Political and Social Sciences, is organizing a conference on Cooperation and Contestation in World Politics.
The conference will critically examine the interplay between conflict and cooperation in key issue areas of world affairs. More specifically, it will analyze and assess the factors that are relevant to our understanding of how state and non-state entities cooperate and compete in their efforts to address challenges and advance or undermine resolutions to problems of common concern. The organizers welcome the exploration of these issues from a variety of perspectives (security studies, international law, philosophy, economics, organization theory, human rights, critical theory, and religious studies) and invite interdisciplinary proposals employing various conceptual and methodological approaches. All types of submissions (individual papers, panel proposals, and roundtables) are welcome. Panel and roundtable proposals must include at least three papers, a chair and a discussant (the chair may also serve either as a paper presenter or as a discussant). Proposals may address a broad range of issues including, but not limited, to:
Papers are the foundation of the conference and can be submitted individually or within a larger panel proposal. Papers generally need a title, abstract, three tags and the author(s) to submit. Titles need to be less than 50 words and abstracts need to be less than 200 words.
Note that, if you have a paper that was submitted on a panel, you should not submit the paper independently a second time.
Proposals must be submitted through this site. Faculty members presenting papers may be asked to serve as chairs and discussants. Please indicate your areas of expertise when you submit your proposal. ISA membership is not required for either proposal submission or conference attendance, though you will need to create an account with isanet.org if you have not already done so.