After the virtual 2020 conference wonderfully organised by our colleagues from the Ghent University, we are glad to invite you to the 10th (!) edition of the State of the Federation. The “SoF” conference has now become a very awaited event among our community. Since its creation, it has grown as a key event for Belgian and Belgium-based political scientists (but also for some international scholars), with high-quality panels and interventions as well as with motivated and engaged researchers. After a rather difficult past year, we hope that this 10th edition will once again be a welcoming opportunity to come together to present and discuss results of political science in Belgium.
The conference will take place on Friday 17 December 2021, a few days before the winter break, as tradition requires. If health conditions allow it, the conference will take place in face-to-face at the University of Namur. Were the conditions to change, we would then endeavour to repeat the 2020 virtual format. We welcome papers dealing with any aspect of politics in Belgium and comparative politics. Topics could include: electoral and party politics, federalism and institutional reform, participation and representation, public policies and administration, covid politics or Belgium’s international and European politics. Papers could examine all levels of the polity (local, regional, federal, European and international).
Please submit your abstract(s) of max 200 words on the registration form by 22 October 2021 at the latest.
Organizing Committee: Sophie Devillers, Jérémy Dodeigne, Archibald Gustin, Elisa Minsart, Gert-Jan Put and Carine Remy.