Location: University of York, 15 May 2015
The aim of this Workshop is to discuss new approaches to the study of minority representation, especially turning the attention from who represents minorities to how minority representation takes place. While the question of how democracy can represent diversity (or fails to do so) is pressing both in academia and in public discourse, there has been so far little interchange between researchers who study this issue. The main goal of this workshop is to start a conversation among graduate students and early-career scholars working in the field of political representation both theoretically and empirically, in order to create a fruitful scholarly network and engender a wider, multifaceted debate and promote future collaborations.
The one-day workshop will be focused on debate, with a combination of short presentations, roundtables, open discussions and a keynote speech by Professor Michael Saward. Selected papers must be submitted by 20 April 2015. The Papers will be circulated in advance among participants, in order to ensure high-quality feedback and discussion. Additional feedback on individual Papers will be provided by the staff from the Department of Politics at the University of York. Selected papers from the Workshop will be submitted as a Special Issue in an academic journal.
This event is supported by the British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network (BISA PGN), and the Department of Politics and the Conflict, Security and Development research cluster at the University of York. A maximum of 10 grants will be awarded to participants to partially cover travel and accommodation costs. However, we invite all participants to also apply for funding from their own institutions.