The Department of Politics at the University of Otago is very pleased to be hosting the 2017 New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference in Dunedin as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. The conference will be held on the 29 November - 1 December, with a postgraduate workshop on Tuesday 28 November. Attendees are required to be NZPSA members, but the conference also includes a number of public events.
Theme: Dis(ordering) Politics: Exclusion, Resistance and Participation
Brexit, the rise of Trump and the increasing viability of far right movements and agendas in many electoral systems are currently challenging the mostly unquestioned liberal triumphalism of the post-Cold War era. Issues of class and inequality, race and gender that many in the mainstream had relegated to the margins have reemerged at the forefront of the incoming tide of this disorderly political landscape. What explains this re-emergence and the current dis(order) in domestic and international politics? Are these new trends or have they always been there? How have race, gender and class continued to construct and constitute politics today? What are the political and disciplinary avenues for resistance and transformation?
The conference features three public events to explore the theme – a keynote lecture by Prof David McNally of the University of York (Canada), and two panel discussions on Indigenous Politics and the New Zealand Election – in addition to the usual topic streams.
|Date||Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - Friday, 1 December 2017|
|Time||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Location||The Arts Building and the Link|
|Cost||Registration fees apply for attendees, public events are free|
|Contact Name||Conference co-chair: Professor Janine Hayward|
|Contact Phone||64 3 479 8666|