THE QUESTION OF TACTICS IN AN AGE OF AUTHORITARIAN NEOLIBERALISM

2nd BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE CAUCUS FOR A NEW POLITICAL SCIENCE
FEBRUARY 24-FEBRUARY 26, 2019
 
ISLA GRAND BEACH RESORT
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS

Neoliberals and neoliberalism purport to extend “freedom” to individuals on a global scale, but in practice this freedom extends primarily to transnational corporations and the billionaire class. As business and wealth are deregulated and set free to plunder the planet, ordinary citizens, workers, women, and minority groups are increasingly subject to overt state violence, multiple forms of surveillance and social control, and direct forms of expropriation such as regressive taxation, eviction, foreclosures, detention, and incarceration. This intensification of surveillance and repression by ostensibly democratic regimes, the increasingly authoritarian rhetoric and actions of world leaders (e.g., Trump, Erdogan, Duda, Duterte, Rajoy), and the rise of right-wing populism (i.e., mass fascist movements) raise political, organizational, and ideological questions that seem to elude traditional forms of electoral politics. Consequently, in an age of neoliberal authoritarianism, the question of tactics is again at the forefront of progressive and left political debate. The CNPS Conference seeks papers from a variety of political science subfields, and from other disciplines, that directly or indirectly engage this theme from outside the limitations of electoral politics and with an eye to the question of tactics in the age of authoritarian neoliberalism.

The mission of CNPS is to make the study of politics relevant to the struggle for a better world

 ​​THE QUESTION OF TACTICS IN AN AGE OF AUTHORITARIAN NEOLIBERALISM

The Conference organizers are seeking paper and panel proposals in the following broad areas:
 
Capitalism & Globalization
 
The State & Political Power
Class & Class Conflict
Race & Ethnicity
Gender & Sexuality
 
Political Ecology & the Environment
Social Movements & Protest
 
Ideology & Culture
 
Pedagogy, Politics, & the Profession of Political Science
 
We have intentionally left these categories undefined, because the purpose of the conference is to participate in an extended process of redefining political science as a  critical political science. We welcome paper and panel proposals that substantively and methodologically challenge official political science as it is represented in the flagship political science association journals with scholarship that extends the intellectual and professional frontiers of the political science discipline through work that is critically engaged, action-oriented, intersectional, interdisciplinary, or international and global in its focus.
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  3. Questions?
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