Call for Papers

PE and PPE Conference Crisis and Transformation

Annual Conference of the Political Economy Section of the German Political Science Association (DVPW) and PPE conference of the International Center for Sustainable and Just Transformation [tra:ce] and the Young Scholars Initiative Institute for New Economic Thinking (YSI-INET)

Where: Witten/Herdecke University
When: 21-22 September 2023
Local organisers: Nicolas Aguila, Paula Haufe, Teresa Jakovlev, Jun-Prof Dr Magdalene Silberberger and Prof Dr Joscha Wullweber


Today we are facing very different and at the same time overlapping and mutually reinforcing crises: climate change, war, energy supply, various financial and economic shocks, the COVID-19 pandemic, migration, the never-ending eurocrisis, and other topics. But how is crisis diagnosed and analysed, and what are the challenges, problems, and possibilities of this analysis? Under what conditions do crises undermine or reaffirm existing power relations, institutional structures, and vested interests? What kind of transformations are needed to overcome or mitigate some of these crises?



Short Program Thursday, September 21
Short Program Friday, September 22
Full Programm Download


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What are the logistical details of the conference?
What format should the proposals be contributed in?

Submission of papers

If you would like to contribute at the conference, we look forward to hearing from you. Please indicate briefly in the form what topic you would like to present on and how we can reach you.

Deadline for submission is 10 February 2023. The decision on acceptance will be made by 25 February 2023.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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