International Political Economy

Annual Conference on International Political Economy: Challenges to the Welfare State
Gediz University (Izmir, Turkey), Florida International University (Miami, USA) and Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds, UK) cordially invite paper, panel, and roundtable proposals for a joint annual multidisciplinary conference on International Political Economy, entitled “Challenges to the Welfare State”. The conference seeks to provide an intellectual forum for scholars of political economy, politics and international relations. We welcome participation from faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, and practitioners analyzing the issues confronting the welfare state (i.e. unemployment, global economic governance, regional integration, comparative country case studies, trade policy, environment, sustainable development, multinational corporations and corporate responsibility) from a variety of disciplines.

Submission Guidelines and Deadlines
Both individual paper proposals and pre-organized panel proposals are considered. The submission deadline for paper, panel and roundtable proposals is December 5, 2011. Proposals received after this date will not be considered.

•All abstracts should be submitted to:
•For paper proposals, abstracts of maximum 250 words should be sent together with a current CV of the author(s).
•For panel proposals, an abstract of maximum 250 words should be sent together with a 250 word abstract for each paper (maximum of 4 papers per panel). Please also include a chair and a discussant for the panel and a current CV for each panelist.
•All proposals will be peer reviewed. The Organization Committee’s decision regarding proposals will be communicated by January 25, 2012.
Conference Registration (via the conference website):
Registration fee: € 90.00 (by February 15, 2012)

Late registration fee: € 150.00 (after February 15, 2012)
Graduate Student registration fee: € 45.00 (by February 15, 2012)
Graduate Student Late registration fee: € 75.00 (after February 15, 2012)
On-site registration fee: € 200.00

Practical information
Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Practical information about hotels and travel indications will be found in the conference website:

Gediz University Seyrek Campus (23 May 2012)
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Inciraltı, Izmir (24-25 May 2012)

Travel Grants
A limited number of travel and accommodation grants are available, especially for graduate students who cannot receive financial assistance through their home institutions. If your participation depends on such assistance please send an informed letter of request, including the amount, to (travel grants in the subject line) after the abstract has been accepted and no later than February 15, 2012.

All inquiries should be addressed to:
Gaye Güngör, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Gediz University

Çiğdem Üstün, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Gediz University

Arzu Alvan, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Gediz University