Konferenciafelhívás Ph.D. hallgatóknak

Konferenciafelhívás Ph.D. hallgatóknak

The Doctoral School of International Relations and Political Science  of the Corvinus University Budapest in cooperation with the  Institute of Political Science of the L. Eotvos Research Network  




Control is a broad concept. Arguably, it is a practice of influencing others’ motivations, decisions and actions, yet characteristically in a non-violent way, mostly not even threatening with force. Norms are paradigmatic form of control, but norms are themselves often subject to re-formation, change or interpretation, opening other possibilities of control. It appears that control is once again an acute issue in social sciences. The current pandemic has shown how the real or perceived loss of control has conjured up old fears and worries, but also how states and governments have been trying to seize or increase control over various processes in the economy and society. Consequently, worries about overcontrol, the emergence of new surveilling states and of self-observing individuals have also been reinforced. In international relations and global politics, the fear of losing control over the disease, but also over the climate change, has been coupled with fears (and hopes) that former controlling mechanisms, or powers having a vested interest in a controlled order, has been spreading. In the world economy, the questions of who controls (governments, firms, sectors, cartels), what and how, are discussed with similar motivations.  

The Doctoral School of International Relations and Political Science of the Corvinus University of Budapest invites papers for a postgraduate online conference related to the topic of control. Contributions are expected to address the issues raised above. Theoretical, empirical, model-based, analytical and normative approaches are all welcome from fields of political science, international relations, geopolitics, global political economy, and security studies. Papers to be presented will be selected based on the quality of the submitted abstract. Discussions will take place in small panels with pre-prepared comments by discussants. The conference will be the sixth in the series organized by the Doctoral School.  

Date of the conference11 December 2020 

The Institute for Political Science of the Centre for Social Sciences (L. Eotvos Research Network) intends to honor the best presentation of the conference. The Institute aims to highlight the importance of accurate and accessible scientific dissemination practic es, motivating early career researchers to hone their skills in presenting their scientific results. The best presentation is selected by a committee nominated by the leaders of Institute for Political Science and CUB Doctoral School of International Relations and Political Science, based on session chairs’ recommendations. It is expected of those applying for the award to commit to publishing their manuscript in Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics (Q2) or another social science journal of the CSS. The winner is awarded a gross prize of 100.000 HUF.


We seek proposals for fifteen-minute presentations. Speakers will be selected after the assessment of the received abstracts. As all presentations will be assigned to a discussant, participants are required to provide the full written version of their presentation (paper or research proposal, between 4000 and 5000 words) at the paper submission deadline. A short, written presentation (PowerPoint or a Word handout) to be shared with the participants online (within the TEAMS application of the MS Office) is highly recommended. 




REGISTRATION FORMhttps://forms.gle/7NDEqKgsvUghGhVX6  

For further information, feel free to contact the head of the organizing committee, Renáta Drávuczrenatadravucz@gmail.com 

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Organizing committee: 

Renáta Drávucz (CUB Doctoral School of International Relations and Political Science, Political Science subprogram) 

Kinga Soós (CUB Doctoral School of International Relations and Political Science, Political Science subprogram) 

András Bánki (CUB Doctoral School of International Relations and Political Science, Political Science subprogram) 

Levente Jakab (CUB Doctoral School of International Relations and Political Science, International and Security Studies subprogram) 

Zalán Klauda (CUB Doctoral School of International Relations and Political Science, World Economy subprogram) 

Zsófia Nemes (CUB Doctoral School of International Relations and Political Science, Geopolitical subprogram)