73rd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference

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A series of global political shocks in the early 2020s triggered intense discussion of future political orders, priorities and possibilities. Covid-19, COP26, the war in Ukraine and the current climate within UK government all underline the limitations of contemporary politics - while providing stark reminders of how today’s political actions will shape humanity’s future.

The University of Liverpool welcomed submissions relating to political futures in the broadest sense. Such contributions included, but were not limited to:

utopias and dystopias in political theory
the possible futures of democracy and authoritarianism
the impact of technological change on political systems
long- versus short-term thinking in political debate
the challenges of ‘future-proofing’ in public policy
generational change and its potential political impact
fictional and artistic visions of future politics
future political responses to critical risks and vulnerabilities
the future of political science and international relations as academic disciplines
Period3 Apr 20235 Apr 2023
Event typeConference
LocationLiverpool, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


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