Save the Date: 11 - 12. January 2017!

Annual convention 2017, University of St. Gallen:

«Politics and political science in the digital society».

Accomodation: SVPW Congress 2017

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Annual Conference 2017

The SPSA annual conference 2017 will take place from 11th to 12th January at the University of St. Gallen. This year’s guiding theme is “Politics and Political Science in the Digital Society”. We are very pleased that Prof. Dr. Philip N. Howard (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and University of Washington) will hold the keynote speech at the plenary.

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3-Länder-Tagung Heidelberg

Die 3-Länder-Tagung findet dieses Jahr von 29.09. – 01.10. an der Ruprecht-Karls- Universität Heidelberg zum Thema „Regionalismus in einer entgrenzten Welt“ statt. Bewegen wir uns hin auf eine „world of regions“ (Peter Katzenstein)? Und welche Folgen haben diese Entwicklungen?


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