The Politics Network invites scholarship that deals with political history, institutions, organization, mobilization, and contention. We are concerned with multiple levels (local, regional, national,inter- & trans-national) and intersections with a broad range of other entities, including: the state, the economy, cities, work and organized labor, culture and knowledge production, welfare state institutions, social citizenship, and education. Sessions listed with the Politics Network frequently overlap with the following networks: States and Society; Culture; Macro-Historical Dynamics; Migration/Immigration; Race and Ethnicity; Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Urban; Economics; Labor; and Criminal Justice/Law.
In keeping with the traditions of the SSHA we encourage interdisciplinary panels and welcome paper submissions from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives. While complete panel proposals are preferred (including author-meets-critics book sessions), we will also do our best to place high-quality individual paper submissions. To aid in this effort, we encourage those planning to submit individual papers to also volunteer suggestions as to possible discussants, and to encourage other colleagues to submit related papers.
The submission deadline is February 14, 2015; submissions can be made via the following link: http://prod.sshaconference.org/people/login. Consistent with the 2015 conference theme, we are especially interested in works that deal with pluralism and communities. More specific topics might include:
- the politics of money, banking, finance, and financial regulation
- politics and technology, media, knowledge and expertise, religion, and other cultural phenomena
- grassroots movements, parties, states and governance
- new & emerging political forces in historical and comparative perspective
- global, transnational, and supranational politics
- analyses of historical political developments in particular regions and countries, worldwide
- politics & state formation (to be considered together with the States & Society Network)