The two Belgian political science associations - Vereniging voor Politieke Wetenschappen and Association belge francophone de science politique - organize their fourth conference on 'Belgium: The State of the Federation'. After Brussels in 2011 and 2014, and Louvain-la-Neuve in 2013, the next edition will take place in Liège on Friday 18 December 2015, the lastday before the winter break, as it has now become the tradition.
This conference will again be an excellent opportunity to present and discuss results of political science research on Belgian politics. While questions related to the nature and thefuture of federalism in Belgium remain hot, we welcome papers that deal with any aspect of Belgian politics. Electoral and party politics, especially in the aftermath to the elections of 2014, but also social and economic questions strongly shape the political dynamics in and of Belgium, at all level of government. More than ever, the European and the international dimensions also play a key role in Belgian politics. We very much recommend papers that tackle the Belgian political system in a comparative perspective.
Abstracts of proposed papers need to be sent to email@example.com by 15 September 2015 at the latest.
For more information: Kris.Deschouwer@vub.ac.be, firstname.lastname@example.org, Sofie.Marien@soc.kuleuven.be and Min.Reuchamps@uclouvain.be