Call for Panels

The Call for Panels is now closed.

The 2021 IPA conference call for panels is now open, and welcomes panel proposals on themes related to the broad field of IPA.

Panel proposals may address theoretical, empirical, methodological or practical issues in any area of interpretive policy analysis. Approaches to interpretive policy analysis may include, but are not limited to:

• critical discourse analysis
• discourse analysis
• discourse theory
• narrative analysis
• frame analysis
• political economy
• cultural political economy
• governance
• social practice theory

• ethnography
• participatory action research
• grounded theory
• hermeneutics
• poststructuralism
• critical realism
• feminism

Given the virtual format of this year’s conference and the IPA conference tradition of running alternative conference panels, panel coordinators are encouraged to propose creative ways of running their panels in order to foster dialogue, interaction, and inclusive participation.

Panel proposal submission

Panel proposals should include:

• Name(s) of panel coordinator(s)
• Email(s) of panel coordinator(s)
• Name of the panel
• An abstract of 250- 500 words describing the panel theme.

Panel proposals should be written in a Word document (or equivalent) and sent as an attachment to

Panel proposals will be assessed by members of the conference advisory board and steering committee. Once a set of panels has been selected there will be a call for papers launched in December 2020 which will invite individual paper abstracts to be submitted directly to specific panels.