The 2020 Conference of the Australian Political Science Association (APSA 2020)CALL FOR PAPERS

21/02/2020 Team IPPA


The Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) is the professional association for those teaching and researching in Politics and International Relations in Australia and is dedicated to promoting and facilitating work in the discipline. The Organising Committee in conjunction with APSA are pleased to invite abstract submissions for the APSA Annual Conference 2020, which will be held at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia from the 21st to 23rd September 2020 (Ph.D. workshop to be held on 20th September 2020).


The overall theme of APSA 2020 is ‘Politics in the Age of Disruption and Realignment’. The theme recognizes the rapidly changing nature of contemporary politics and invites an explicit focus on the causes, manifestations, and consequences of the new political, technological and ideological constellations of our time. Submissions relating to political studies generally, and especially addressing the theme, are encouraged and can be made via the Conference Website:


We welcome innovative proposals for panels and roundtables and submissions from individual presenters in the following broad thematic areas:

1. Australian Politics

2. International Relations

3. Regional Studies

4. Indigenous Politics

5. Gender and Sexuality

6. Policy and Governance

7. Comparative Politics

8. Environmental Politics

9. Media Politics

10. Political Theory

11. Religion and Politics

12. Innovation and Industrial Governance


All abstracts must be submitted online through the conference website by midnight AEST Monday 3 May 2020, 11:59 pm AEST.

Please note that the closing date for abstract submission will not be extended and abstracts will only be accepted if the presenting author has registered and paid by the presenter registration deadline of Friday 10 July 2020.

All inquiries regarding abstracts for APSA 2020 should be emailed to