CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 23, 2017
The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship 8th Graduate Student Conference
March 31 and April 1st 2017
The Clarendon Hotel, Quebec City
Call for Papers
The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) will host its annual graduate student conference from March 31 and April 1st 2017 in Quebec City. The goal of this conference is to offer graduate and postdoctoral students interested in the Centre’s many research areas the opportunity to present and receive feedback on their research. The event also allows everyone to get to know colleagues who share the same interests and are active in various universities within diverse disciplines. The Centre’s research areas include:
- Citizens and Democratic Representation: The research comprising this axis focuses on the selection of representatives by citizens (elections) and the responsiveness of the governments to citizens’ opinions and policy preferences. Particular attention is paid to the communication processes that mediate the relationship between citizens and their governments.
- Civic Engagement : This axis addresses how and why citizens engage in the public sphere, both within the electoral arena and beyond. Special attention is given to the role of civic education, the media, new information technologies and political institutions in mobilizing citizens.
- Diversity and Democratic Citizenship: This axis deals with the challenges of social, cultural, and gender identities. The impact of this diversity on citizenship is central to this theme.
This conference is open to students from all universities in all disciplines that share an interest in one of the Centre’s research areas. There is no registration fee. Participants registered at a Quebec university or in the Ottawa region, and who are coming in from outside Quebec City are eligible for a stipend from the CSDC to cover the costs of travel and lodging. Moreover, for this new edition, the conference organizing committee will award the author(s) of the two best presentations a cash price.
Students whose proposal have been accepted will be required to participate in all the activities of the conference and to submit a written communication in the form of a research note or paper no later than 10 days prior to the beginning of the conference. Each presenter will give a presentation of approximately 12 minutes on their proposed topic and act as a discussant for a paper presented by another student. Furthermore, we strongly encourage participants to submit a written communication of approximatively 4000 number of words. This new directive aims to encourage participants to focus on the oral presentation of their research. Obviously, we will still accept longer written communications in the form of a scientific article. French will be the primary language of the conference; however, students are welcome to submit papers and present in English.
Students interested in presenting at the CSDC conference are invited to contact Monika Smaz (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: (1) their first and last name, (2) their institutional email address, (3) their current level of study (Masters, PhD or Post-Doctorate), (4) the department and university with which they are affiliated, (5) their supervisor’s name and email address, (6) the title of their proposed paper, and (7) an abstract of around 250 words which presents the research questions, the theoretical approach, the methodology, and the planned status of the research at the time of the conference (project, or preliminary results and initial analysis, or completed results and analyses).
Deadline to submit proposals: Monday, January 23, 2017
Notification of accepted proposals: Friday, February 3, 2017
Deadline to submit papers: Monday, March 20, 2017
The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) was established in 2008, funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQ-SC). The Centre brings together a group of scholars from five Quebec universities addressing a wide range of questions relating to the relationship between citizens and the political process in a cross-disciplinary perspective. For more information on the CSDC, visit: http://csdc-cecd.ca.
For more information on the conference, please contact the organizers;