School of Politics and International Relations

Postgraduate Conference

Unravelling the Politics of Disarray

5th Annual Postgraduate Conference in Politics and International Relations

Keynote speaker: Professor Werner Bonefeld, University of York

The new challenges facing societies across the globe have dismantled the conventional politics of stability, consensus and peace. Faced with increasing complexity, unpredictability and chaos, the fields of politics and international relations are subject to rethinking the ways in which the political phenomena of the present day can be interpreted and explained.

The 5th Annual Nottingham Postgraduate Conference in Politics and International Relations invites postgraduate and early-career researchers to reflect upon the unfolding politics of disarray and the potential avenues for reinvigorating political research in the age of crisis. Submissions might include, but are not limited to:

  • Re-imagining 'the Political'
  • Transformations in Global Political Economy
  • Geopolitics in Flux
  • Social Movements of Resistance and Dissent
  • Politics of Identity
  • Past, Present and Future of European (Dis-) Integration
  • British Politics in Crisis
  • Extremism and Political Violence
  • Technology Transforming Politics
  • Politics of Popular Culture

Please submit an abstract of 300 words, full name and institutional affiliation for a 15-minute presentation, specifying the stream you would like to be considered for.

The deadline for abstract submissions has now passed.

For abstract submissions, registration and general enquiries (including any dietary requirements for a complimentary dinner) please email

Conference participants and attendees should register via Eventbrite.

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017

Venue: Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, Nottingham

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Call for abstracts (PDF)

Map and directions

Conference email

Download the programme (PDF)

PGR Conference Committee

  • Robyn Muir
  • David Porter
  • Martha Flor Puebla Mora
  • Jokubas Salyga
  • Hamish Reid
  • Kayhan Valadbaygi


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