Georgia Political Science Association Conference
Whether it is the 2008 presidential election, globalization, or the planet’s ecosystem, the implications
of change are being fiercely debated in the political arena. Under the broad theme of
“The Politics of Change,” a call for papers to the 2008 Georgia Political Science Association is
issued—proposals need not address the theme to be selected. Teaching faculty, graduate students,
and advanced undergraduate students are encouraged to submit research for discussion
and review at the 40th annual conference to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Savannah in
November 2008. Papers are accepted from all fields of Political Science as well as related disciplines.
Scholars and faculty can choose to submit their presented papers for consideration for
publication in our edited and refereed annual proceedings published online each year with the
best paper selected for the McBrayer Award with a $500 cash prize attached. Undergraduate
research nominated by member faculty can be considered for the annual Pajari award.
The deadline for submission is July 1, 2008. Acceptances are offered on a rolling basis with
panels organized no later than September 1, 2008.
The GPSA Vice President organizes the preliminary program from the accepted proposals. Panels and roundtables are assembled from the accepted proposals and individual papers. Seven sessions of four concurrent panels each are spread over two days. Three to five presentations are assigned to each panel.
The last annual meeting attracted 200 participants from Georgia, other U.S. states, and overseas. Although political scientists are in the majority, the conference is definitely interdisciplinary. Since 1968, participants have included political scientists, historians, economists, humanists, sociologists, criminologists, anthropologists, public administrators, philosophers, students, interested non-academics and many others.
The Criminal Justice Association of Georgia meets jointly with the GPSA.
If you have a proposal, please submit it. The GPSA will give your proposal fair and careful consideration.
Whether you wish to make a presentation or to simply attend the conference, you are most welcome. Please submit the registration form. Please note that the GPSA must receive a panel participant's registration form and fees by October 20, 2008 or the participant will be dropped from the program.
The McBrayer Award and an accompanying $500.00 cash prize will be awarded in years when a paper of outstanding scholarship within the discipline is presented in its entirety on the GPSA annual meeting program and subsequently recognized as such at the discretion of the Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the GPSA by their decision to bestow the McBrayer Award.
Please note that each attendee is responsible for all of his expenses related to the conference. The GPSA does not fund attendees.
The only invitation that the GPSA issues for groups, individuals or other entities is the general Call for Presentations and the Conference Registration Form posted on this web site. It is the sole responsibility of attendees or participants to make their own travel arrangements and meet all governmental requirements to attend our conference.