American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2017

‘Change and Continuity in U.S. Politics’

Call for Papers

The forty-third annual conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association will be held at the University of Leicester (UK) from Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 January 2017. The keynote speaker will be Dr Lara Brown, Associate Professor at George Washington University (

There is a broad conference theme: ‘Change and Continuity in U.S. Politics’. This theme can be approached in various ways; papers might, for example, take a long term historical perspective when thinking about political development or might reflect on the more immediate consequences of the 2016 election results. We will also be happy to receive proposals considering subjects and material beyond this particular theme. For example, papers or panel proposals examining contemporary US political institutions or processes, foreign policy issues or political history are invited. The conference organizers would also welcome papers addressing comparative themes or relevant theoretical or methodological issues. Proposals (no more than 150 words for single papers, 300 words for panels) should be sent to Dr Alex Waddan ( and Dr Clodagh Harrington ( by no later than 31 October 2016.

The APG is the leading scholarly association for the study of US politics in the UK and also has members in continental Europe and the USA.

Full details of the conference will also be posted on the website. In the meantime any enquiries should be directed to Alex Waddan and Clodagh Harrington.

Dr Clodagh Harrington

Chair of the American Politics Group


Dr Alex Waddan

APG 2017 conference organiser