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Conservative and Conservatism SG CfP: PSA Annual International Conference 2018

We have been allocated up to 4 panels at this conference and we are very keen to make use of this opportunity.

We would be grateful if you could send us proposed paper titles and abstracts before Monday 2 October 2017. We will then put together C&C panels for the conference. Papers on any aspect of conservatism, conservative parties and centre-right politics are welcome. 

As part of our commitment to a diverse representation of academic voices, we would like to encourage papers from PhD and early career researchers, as well as women and underrepresented minorities.

Please send abstracts to

C&C Annual Book Prize: Call for Nominations

We run an annual book prize of £100 for a substantial scholarly contribution to the study of conservative politics (loosely defined). A previous prize winner was Tim Bale’s book The Conservatives Since 1945: Drivers of Party Change (2012). Nominations could be for a monograph, published journal article, book chapter, academic blog post or conference paper.

The judging panel consists of officers and members of the C&C group. This year these will be Alan Convery; David Jeffery; Keshia Jacotine and Antony Mullen, with Anthony Ridge-Newman administering the judging process. None of the judging panel or officers of the C&C group are eligible to be nominated, but can nominate others.

We are now accepting nominations for the prize and ask for these to be submitted by email to: no later than 12pm, 15 September 2017. The winner of the prize will be announced in mid-October 2017.

Nominations should be for work published in the calendar year of 2016. All nominations should be sent by email and include a digital version of the final/published work. In the nomination email, please include “BOOK PRIZE NOMINATION” in the subject; and the author name, title of the work, publisher/conference, publication date, and the reason for nomination (50 words max), in the body of the email.

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