The Call for Papers is now closed.
The IPA 2021 uses a two-stage process. The first stage was the call for panels, and you can find the list of panels selected by the IPA advisory board below.
Paper proposals for these panels should be sent directly to panel convenors. The
deadline for paper proposals is 31 March 2021.
Paper abstracts will be evaluated by panel convenor(s) and you will be notified of the outcome by 20 April 2021.
Please note you can submit your paper to the Open Panel (OP) if you have a paper that reflects a theoretical, empirical and/or methodological issue in interpretive policy analysis but does not specifically apply to any of the themed panels.
: Paper proposals should be sent as an e-mail attachment to panel convenors and include – Name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation of author(s) – Number and title of the panel – Title of the paper – An abstract of 250- 500 words
LIST OF PANELS All the panels are listed below. You can read each panel proposal in full by clicking on the panel title. If you prefer you can download a pdf document which includes all panel proposals by clicking here.
P1 – Environmental (Policy) Discourse Analysis: Novel Approaches, Methods, Topics Sina Leipold, Machteld Simoens, Anran Luo P2 – Critical Interpretations of “Justice” in Sustainability Transitions Jennifer Dodge, Tamara Metze P3 – Policy making and democracy in an era of post truth Jennifer Dodge, Tamara Metze P4 – Relational Place-Making of Public Space Emil van Eck, Rianne van Melik P5 – How policy conflicts develop: interpretation and action in policymaking Imrat Verhoeven, Wouter van Dooren, Tamara Metze, David Laws, Eva Wolf P6 – Shifting the frames: COVID-19 and the place of ‘space’ Janet Newman, Eleanor Jupp P7 – Public participation in local governance: the implications of COVID-19 Claire Bynner, Oliver Escobar P8 – Value concepts in contemporary policymaking Katharina Theresa Paul, Saheli Datta Burton, Barbara Prainsack, Gabrielle Samuel P9 – Call for Participation: Methodology Workshops Severine van Bommel P10 – Transformative Space: action research, innovative practice and system change Severine van Bommel , Anne Loeber, Julia Wittmayer, Koen Bartels P11 – Narratives, frames and knowledge in the current energy and climate debate Julia Wittmayer, Sabine Hielscher P12 – Then and There, Here and Now, Everywhere and Always, Nowhere and Never? Spatial and Temporal Puzzles in the Study of Politics and Policy John Clarke, Paul Stubbs, Mislav Žitko P13 – Spaces of inclusion and exclusion Emilia Palonen, Kanerva Kuokkanen, Stephen Connelly P14 – Interpreting Public Policy for the Rural Periphery Jane Wills, Joanie Willett, Nick Woolgrove P15 – New Paradigms in Urban Policy? Exploring Interpretive Approaches to Policy Change in Controversial Urban Policy Fields Nils Grube, Enrico Gualini P16 – Co-shaping space: the methodological challenges of investigating human – non-human interactions and opening up cross-disciplinary dialogues Susan Boonman-Berson, Severine van Bommel P18 – Critical Policy Discourse Analysis Michael Farrelly, Jane Mulderrig, Nicolina Montesano Montessori P19 – Discourse as an Interface in the study of Interactions between China and the World: Foreign Policy, Narratives, and Diplomacy Steven Langendonk, Richard Turcsanyi P20 – The Spatial Politics of Governance Natalie Papanastasiou, Steven Griggs, Colin Lorne P21 – The informal practices of making policy (work) Sarah Ball, Tamara Mulherin P22 – Reclaiming participatory governance: how social movements are re-imagining democratic innovations Sonia Bussu, Adrian Bua P23 – Working between the worlds of politics and knowledge: critical approaches to knowledge mobilisation Hannah Durrant, Eleanor MacKillop, James Downe P24 – Critical Discourse Analysis, Discourse Theory and Hegemony Nicolina Montesano Montessori, Michael Farrelly, Jane Mulderrig P25 – If Einstein had been a political scientist – the theory and analysis of ‘political space’ and ‘political time’ Thomas Jacobs, Craig Love P26 – Making just transitions: Re-assembling communities and scale Shivant Jhagroe, Eefje Cuppen, Marja Spierenburg P28 – Performative Space of Crises and Democracy Hye Yun Kang P30 – Interpretive Policy Analysis: Bringing Social Meaning Back in Frank Fischer, Douglas Torgerson P31 – Grounded Normative Theory and Public Policy Wanda Spahl, Mirjam Pot P32 – Commons in the Real World: Can They Be a Democratic and Sustainable Alternative to Market Capitalism? Hendrik Wagenaar, Koen Bartels P33 – Open Panel S1: Interpreting Power & Protest P33 – Open Panel S2: Politics of Digital Practices & Technology P33 – Open Panel S3: Interpreting Global Politics & Cooperation P33 – Open Panel S4: Planning, Environment & Sustainability P33 – Open Panel S5: Planning, Environment & Sustainability P33 – Open Panel S6: Administration, Policy & Practice