RC17 – Comparative Public Opinion and RC13 – Democratization in Comparative Perspective – Joint Conference

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IPSA RC17 Comparative Public Opinion and RC13 Democratization in Comparative Perspective are collaborating, together with the Chinese Association of Political Science (CAPS), to organize an international conference titled New Trends in the Study of Democracy and Autocracy: A Joint International Conference of IPSA RC13 and RC17 on October 27, 2024, in Taipei, Taiwan, at the National Taiwan University. 

The event is aimed at promoting the international academic exchange among social science (most notably political science) researchers studying democracy and autocracy. The papers will explore the latest trends in research – both theoretical and empirical – on democratization and autocratization worldwide, presenting single case and comparative studies.

The main themes of the conference are as follows:

  • Artificial Intelligence: Transforming the Landscape of Global Democracy and Public Opinion Research
  • US-China Power Dynamics: Assessing the Impact on Global Democratization
  • Navigating Measurement Challenges in Democratic Backsliding
  • Relevant Studies about Democratization

The conference will adopt a hybrid format, combining in-person panels with the option for some participants to join online. We aim to organize up to 12 panels (with panels running concurrently). There will be both closed and open panels as well as a roundtable. Conference registration is free of charge.

RC17 and RC13 Chair and Vice-Chairs will serve as panel moderators. In addition, RC17 Chair Min-Hua Huang and RC13 Chair Adam Szymański will participate in a roundtable dialogue organized by the Chinese Association of Political Science, the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University, and the Hu Fu Center for East Asia Democratic Studies.

The latest information about the conference is available from the CAPS website.

Conference Details 


New Trends in the Study of Democracy and Autocracy 


October 27, 2024


College of Social Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Deadline for Proposals:

July 5, 2024, 11:59 p.m. GMT+8

Conference Registration:

Free of charge