Together with great colleagues, I proudly host the CAP2020 Conference in Aarhus July 1-3, 2020. This is the call for papers:
We invite submission of paper abstracts for CAP 2020 in Aarhus July 1-3, 2020. Submit abstracts here: https://ps.au.dk/forskning/konferencer/cap2020/abstract-submission/. The deadline is February 15, 2020. Please share this call. More info about the conference: www.ps.au.dk/cap2020.
On July 1-3 2020, Aarhus University will host the 15th Comparative Agendas Project Conference, the “CAP2020”. This is a 3-day conference with paper-presentations organized in panels in three tracks, a key note, and a joint reception and dinner. The conference hosts up to 100 international researchers from all parts of the world who are all interested in ‘who sets the agenda’ in political systems around the world. One of the key strengths of the CAP-conference is its cross-disciplinarity and scholarly plurality: the conference brings together a broad variety of researchers concerned with all parts of the political system including research on legislation, budgets, parliaments, bureaucracy, interest groups, the media, and voters. The diverse set of researchers is brought together by a common interest in describing and understanding political agenda-setting, which is the initial phase of the political decision-making process in which political actors compete to decide which are the pressing issues that parliament needs to solve. This is a crucial phase in policy-making. If, for instance, business interests successfully keep pollution as a political issue off the agenda, then they probably avoid the enactment of strict regulation.
The CAP2020 invites paper submissions from scholars from around the world who work on the allocation of political attention, especially scholars who have not attended a CAP conference before or who have recently started to work with the political agenda data collected by the international research network behind the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) (see www.comparativeagendas.net).
The CAP2020 allows the CAP network to meet in order to exchange ideas and maintain the network. The CAP network is an open collaboration of an increasing number of national research groups that each collect and code agendas data in their own country. The network has collaborated for about 15 years and its efforts were recently recognized by the American Political Science Association, when the network was awarded the “Lijphart/ Przeworski/ Verba Dataset Award”.
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Henrik Bech Seeberg
Political Scientist researching party competition at Aarhus University