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10th Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (PIPSA) Conference

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ANNOUNCING PIPSA CONFERENCE AWARDS - Port Vila, Vanuatu, 7-8 December 2007

Fourth call for papers
Dated: 6 August 2007

10th Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (PIPSA) Conference
*** ANNOUNCING PIPSA CONFERENCE AWARDS ***
Port Vila, Vanuatu, 7-8 December 2007

Theme: Securing governance: Security, stability and governance in the Pacific

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The Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (PIPSA) invites papers around the above theme for the next PIPSA conference to be held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, on 7-8 December 2007. The theme, Securing governance: Security, stability and governance in the Pacific is a timely one; capturing some of the political dynamics in the Pacific in recent years and months. The conference theme is deliberately broad and designed to allow participants from across the region to explore the implications of security and governance on a range of issues.

Streams

The conference will be organised into six broad ‘streams’: security, governance, politics, development, the rule of law, and regional and bilateral relations. These streams will run consecutively, rather than concurrently, so that participants can attend all sessions. Contributors should identify which stream they would prefer to be included under when submitting their abstracts.

Submission Dates

Abstract: A 200 word abstract based on the above theme is due before 31 August 2007. It should be sent to Fleur Adcock, Steven Ratuva, or David Hegarty (see contact details below).

Paper: The paper (4-5,000 words) is due before 10 November 2007. It should be sent to Fleur Adcock, Dr. Steven Ratuva, or David Hegarty (see contact details below).

Membership Fees
Registration Costs

  • Full-time academics and professions:
  • Part-time and retired:
  • Students: $AU40
  • $AU20
  • $AU10: Full-time academics and professions:
  • Part-time and retired:
  • Students: $AU50
  • $AU40
  • $AU20

PIPSA Conference Awards

PIPSA is pleased to announce the establishment of an award scheme. The purpose of these PIPSA Conference Awards is to provide early- to mid-career scholars with assistance to participate at the PIPSA conference. Early- to mid-career professionals in the media, civil society, and the public and private sectors with interest in Pacific political studies will also be considered. The Awards will include:

  • a return airfare from the Pacific Islands, Australia or New Zealand to Port Vila;
  • accommodation in Port Vila for the duration of the conference; and
  • registration costs.

PIPSA will allocate up to twelve Awards for the December 2007 conference. To be eligible for an award, participants must submit:

  1. a 200 word abstract based on the conference theme and a copy of their curriculum vitae (CV) by 31 August 2007 to Fleur Adcock, Steven Ratuva, or David Hegarty (see contact details below).
  2. a draft paper (4-5,000 words) by 15 October 2007 to Fleur Adcock, Steven Ratuva, or David Hegarty (see contact details below).
  3. a short supporting letter from a supervisor or colleague within the relevant discipline.

People who have already submitted an abstract are still eligible for the Awards. However, they must still meet the other eligibility criteria (i.e. submitting a CV, a draft paper, and a supporting letter) by the stipulated dates.

Contact Details

Steven Ratuva
University of the South Pacific, Suva
E: Ratuva_S@usp.ac.fj

Fleur Adcock
Wellington
E: fleur@kotuku.net.nz

David Hegarty
The Australian National University
E: david.hegarty@anu.edu.au

For those who wish to attend (without presenting papers), please contact the above-mentioned people.


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