IDSS Call for Papers-2019 ISA Convention in Toronto
The study of international issues is drawing on a growing number of disciplines with diverse conceptual lenses and methodological approaches. This development reflects the evolving complexity of issues both within and across borders; issues whose examination cannot be confined within traditional disciplinary boundaries. Whether one studies governance, peace, conflict, identity, inequality, or displacement, the multiplier effect of multidisciplinary endeavors is becoming increasingly apparent. Yet, for a variety of reasons, not all such endeavors have produced the desired results. For the 2019 ISA Convention in Toronto, the Interdisciplinary Studies Section (IDSS) invites panel, paper and roundtable proposals that (1) critically examine the way in which interdisciplinary scholarship has shaped our understanding of actors, institutions and processes in critical issue areas; and (2) explore ways in which disciplinary theories and methods can strengthen the dialogue across different disciplines, sharpen existing conceptual and methodological tools, and generate innovative approaches to the study of global issues.