November 26 - November 28 2018
The Victoria University of Wellington Political Science & International Relations Programme is very pleased to be hosting the 2018 NZPSA Conference in Wellington. The conference will be held on the 26th-28th of November with a postgraduate workshop on the 25th of November.
Location of the Conference
The 2018 NZPSA Conference is being held at Rutherford House (33 Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington - see map location at left) on the Pipitea Campus of Victoria University of Wellington.
The conference dinner on Tuesday November 27th will be held at Parliament.
The theme of this year’s conference is Representation and Responsibility. The conference features three public events to explore this theme – a keynote lecture by Professor Sona Golder from Pennsylvania State University (USA), and two panel discussions entitled “125 Years of Suffrage: Reflections on Women in New Zealand Politics - Past, Present and Future” and “Responsiveness and Responsibility in Coalition Government” – in addition to the usual topic streams.
Questions of representation and responsibility are common in politics: who speaks for whom? Who is responsible for what? How do we hold those who represent and govern us to their commitments? These questions are linked to the exercise of power both within and outside states, the purpose and limits of sovereignty, and the ethics of political action. Debates about the representation of indigenous people, women, migrants, and minorities are especially important in the current politics of representative democracies and postcolonial societies. And questions of responsibility for past and present injustice are salient in debates ranging from the “responsibility to protect” to climate change and global development.
We encourage conference participants to reflect on the interplay of representation and responsibility in politics, including (but not exclusively) questions such as: what forms of representation promote the interests and values of disadvantaged groups? How do current patterns of representation affect important socio-economic and political outcomes? How do we distribute responsibility for solving local and global problems? What kinds of responsibilities do political leaders and citizens have for these problems? How do we keep our representatives and rulers accountable?
Conference Keynote Speaker: Sona Golder
Public Plenary Speech: "Legislative Representation and Gender (Bias)"
Monday 26 November 2018 6pm-7pm Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2
Sona Golder is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University. Her expertise is in political institutions, with a particular interest in coalition formation. Her first book, The Logic of Pre-Electoral Coalition Formation, examines the determinants and consequences of electoral alliances in parliamentary democracies. Her most recent book is about Multi-level Electoral Politics. Her other work has appeared in the discipline’s leading journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis.
In addition to being a co-editor for the British Journal of Political Science, an associate editor for Research & Politics, and serving on the editorial boards for the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, and Political Science Research and Methods, she is a co-editor for a new series, the Oxford Politics of Institutions Series, for Oxford University Press. She was also the organizer and host for the 4th Annual Visions in Methodology (VIM) Conference, serve as a VIM mentor for female graduate students and junior faculty, and served as a member of the diversity committee for APSA’s Political Methodology Section.
Conference Dinner Speaker: Linda Clark
Linda Clark is one of New Zealand's most respected journalists. With over 20 years in journalism Linda Clark had covered seven elections and won awards in print, television and radio, including the Qantas Award for Best Current Affairs Story, the Qantas Award for Best News Reporting and the Asia 2000 prize for journalism. She has held some of the most prestigious jobs in media, including being TVNZ’s political editor for seven years. After a very successful career in media, in 2006 Linda Clark decided on a complete change of direction and went on to study Law. Currently she works as Special Counsel at Kensington Swan, specialising in public law and is Deputy Chair of the Board of the New Zealand organisation for rare diseases.
Public Panel 1: "125 Years of Suffrage: Reflections on Women in New Zealand Politics - Past, Present, and Future"
Monday 26 November 11am-12.30am Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2
Public Panel 2: “Responsiveness and Responsibility in Coalition Government”
Wednesday 28 November 2018 2pm-3.30pm Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2
Call for Papers
Papers will be sorted into the following streams to be considered by the respective stream convenor. If you have questions or would like some guidance on your paper, please feel free to contact the relevant convenor.
Please send a 200–250 word abstract with your name, title, affiliation, and the conference stream you wish to be considered for, in a word document by Monday September 17th 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Available here: https://nzpsa.co.nz/event-3022923
Please note: the deadline for registration for the dinner is 14 November 2018.
Conference Dinner Only: $85.00
Early-Bird Registration (up to & including October 8th 2018)
Non-Affiliated/Independent Scholar: $125.00
Non-Affiliated/Independent Scholar (+ Dinner): $210
Non-Member (+ Dinner): $445
NZPSA Member: $260.00
NZPSA Member (+ Dinner): $345.00
NZPSA Member Student: $125.00
NZPSA Member Student (+ Dinner): $210.00
Standard Registration (from October 9th 2018)
Non-Affiliated/Independent Scholar: $135.00
Non-Affiliated/Independent Scholar (+ Dinner): $220.00
Non-Member (+ Dinner): $495.00
NZPSA Member: $310.00
NZPSA Member (+ Dinner): $395.00
NZPSA Member Student: $135.00
NZPSA Member Student (+ Dinner): $220.00
Conference Accomodation - Hotels
147 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011 (Map)
Room Rate: $239.00 incl. GST per night (run of house room)
Conference rate available from 25/11/2018 to 29/11/2018
For reservations email: email@example.com or Tel: 04-499 9500
Group Name: Victoria University PSA Conference; Booking Code: 306066
24 Hawkestone Street, Thorndon, Wellington 6011 (Map)
Room rate: $169.00 incl. GST per room per night (for up to two occupants)
Conference rate available for evenings of 25/11/2018 to 28/11/2018
For reservations email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 04-473-2208
Group name: Victoria University of Wellington Conference; Booking Code: X-VUW251118
Conference Accomodation - Victoria University of Wellington
Katharine Jermyn Hall www.mystudentvillage.com/nz/short-stays-newzealand/katharine-jermyn-hall/
The 2018 Postgraduate Workshop will be held on the 25th of November, and is being coordinated by Leonardo Milani. Details will be announced closer to the conference.
Further information will be available on the conference website.
The head of the 2018 conference committee is Dr. Ayca Arkilic.
For general inquiries, please email: email@example.com