Call for Papers New Challenges to Democracy Workshop

Call for Papers

New Challenges to Democracy Workshop

Montréal, September 12-14, 2022

Organized by the CERIUM-FMSH Chair on Global Governance

We are inviting paper proposals for a three-day workshop on ‘New Challenges to Democracy’. The workshop will provide a forum for junior and senior researchers to present and discuss ongoing work that studies democratic attitudes and support for democracy, democratic decline and backsliding. We invite contributions that focus on political attitudes (e.g., affective polarization, satisfaction with democracy) as well as studies that examine challenges to democracy through a focus on behavioural measures (e.g., turnout, vote choice, protest,…). We are open to contributions that are comparative as well as case studies, and hope to bring together both researchers who study countries in the North America and Europe with those researching democracy in the Global South.

We will select papers to ensure there is a balance between (post-)doctoral students and more senior researchers. The workshop will allow for an in-depth discussion of all the papers, with one hour allocated to each presentation.

The workshop will take place at the Station de biologie des Laurentides, which is a 1 hour drive from Montréal, in the days before the 2022 APSA Annual Meeting (which takes place in Montréal). To allow time for arrival, the workshop will start in the late afternoon on September 12. Transportation between Montreal and the workshop venue, on-site accommodation and meals will be covered by the organizers. In addition, (post-)doctoral students who need additional funding can apply for a travel scholarship worth CA$ 1,000.

To submit a proposal, send a title and abstract of maximum 300 words to Ruth Dassonneville ( and Romain Lachat ( before March 30, 2022. Decisions on accepted papers will be sent in early April.

This content has been updated on 8 March 2022 at 15 h 59 min.