Call for Panels and Papers: PSA Annual Conference, Cardiff 2013

We would like to call for Panels and Papers for the Intepretive Political Science specialist group at the 63rd PSA Annual Conference, Cardiff 25-27 March 2013. Panels may be on any topic related to interpretive political science, including methodology panels.

To propose a panel, please send us a description of the panel topic along with the names of between three and four presenters, including the following information:

  • Contact details of convenor, chair, discussant and paper-givers
  • Panel title and individual paper titles
  • Short description of panel and paper abstracts (maximum 200 words)

You may also propose a single paper, which we will attempt to place in an appropriate panel. For further details, see the conference website:

The deadline for submission is 14 October 2012, however we encourage you to submit proposals ahead of this date.

The group will also offer a prize for the best paper by a postgraduate student. The papers will be judged by the two group convenors and one other member, and the prize will be the cost of registration and dinner for the following year’s PSA conference.

Please contact the convenors with panel and paper proposals, or any other queries, and we look forward to seeing you in Cardiff.

Best regards,
Nick Turnbull, Email:

Rod Rhodes, Email:


Postgraduate Prize Winner 2012 – Harry Annison

I am pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural prize for best postgraduate student paper in Interpretive Political Science at the 2012 Annual Conference, Belfast, is Harry Annison.

Harry presented an excellent paper on criminology, ‘The People’s Politics? The Role of “Public Opinion” in the Creation of the IPP Sentence’.

Harry’s profile can be found here. His prize is the registration and dinner costs for next year’s conference in Cardiff.