25.3.2013 (Autor: Jan Bíba)

The Democracy in Times of Crisis conference, jointly organised by the Institute of Political Science of the Faculty of Arts and by the Institute of Political Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, aims to contribute to the debate about the current state and future perspectives of (liberal) democracy. The conference is open to researchers from the fields of political theory, political science, as well as other social and human sciences.

 International Conference

Charles University in Prague

November 14 – 15, 2013

Keynote Speaker
(University of Westminster)

We invite papers on these topics:

  • Neoliberalism and democracy
  • The crisis of the democratic left and the quest for alternatives to the (neo-)liberal paradigm
  • The political and depoliticisation
  • Power, domination and resistance
  • Crisis of democratic representation and its alternative models
  • The future of the nation state in the context of European integration and globalisation
  • Populism

For paper submissions, please submit an abstract in English, Czech, or Slovak by June 17, 2013 to The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words. You will receive a notification about the acceptance of your paper by July 1, 2013. The deadline for the submission of full conference papers is October 15, 2013. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Acta Politologica journal.

Keynote Speaker: Chantal Mouffe
Publication Plan: Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Acta Politologica journal.
Conference Languages: English, Czech, Slovak
Conference Fee: CZK 800 (approx. 30 €)
Organizers: Jakub Franěk (, Jan Bíba (
For non-academic queries, please contact: Daniela Tůmová (
Email for the submission of abstracts and papers:
Conference Webpage:
Paper Abstracts Submission Deadline: June 17, 2013
Full Papers Submission Deadline: October 10, 2013


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