Newsletter, 21 December 2015

Hello everyone,

Our last newsletter for 2015. Please see information below on the following:

  1. PSA 2016 annual conference (Brighton) – registration open
  2. Essay competition 2016
  3. Concepts and Practices in Security – call for papers
  4. England and the EU – call for papers
  5. On the blog
  6. Committee inquiries

All best wishes for a relaxed festive season and all the very best for 2016. Here is some music to get you into a festive mood – think of this when you’re in that dreary commute to work.

Best wishes to you all,
Cristina (@estrangeirada), Louise (@louiseVThompson) and Marc (@marcgeddes)

  1. PSA Conference Registration now open

Registration for the PSA conference is now open with a deadline of 15 January. More details here.


  1. Essay competition 2016

As the term comes to an end and you start marking those delightful essays, bear in mind our Essay Competition 2016. If you spot an exceptionally good essay, then do submit it to the competition. Full details here – prize of £150.


  1. Concepts and Practices in Security – call for papers

A conference call from our member Andrew Neal:

CfP Section 04 | Concepts and Practices of Security Politics, EISA Pan-European Conference, Izmir, 7-10 September 2016

Dear all,

We would like to draw your attention to a section on ‘Concepts and Practices of Security Politics’ that we are organizing for the EISA Pan-European Conference in Izmir, 7-10 September 2016. For this series of five panels, we invite abstracts (up to 200 words) for paper and panel contributions to be submitted through the online submission system before January 8: Please note that there will be a participation limit of three contributions per participant — whether as paper giver, roundtable speaker, or discussant/chair. For further information on the conference see: Please do not hesitate to contact us with any remaining queries.

Best regards,

Hendrik Hegemann (University of Osnabrueck,
Andrew Neal (University of Edinburgh,


  1. England and the EU – call for papers

Max Stafford, one of our members, has issued a call for papers, deadline 10 January, for an event on England the EU. Please contact him directly for details:


  1. On the blog

After the election: Burma’s Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, by Liam Allmark

The Petitions Committee’s first six months – paving the way for a new style of public engagement?, by Cristina Leston-Bandeira

The Art of Oratory in the House of Commons, by Andrew Crines


  1. Committee Inquiries

Inter-Institutional Relations in the UK, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee (deadline 29 February 2016)

Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster consultation, Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster (deadline 22 January 2016)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s