WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 5,000 political scientists from 56 countries will convene in New Orleans, Louisiana, from August 30 through September 2 to present their research at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.
The conference theme, "Representation and Renewal," pays particular focus on renewal—of cities, economies, institutions, and relationships between the governed and those who govern. In their research, attending scholars consider what ideal representation is, the obstacles to achieve it, and the potential for representation to translate citizens' aspirations into effective public initiatives.
Hundreds of sessions present a vast array of research on contemporary political phenomenon and events, ranging from domestic and international political representation, censorship, and civil war, to the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street Protest, and the 2012 US elections.
Specific to New Orleans, several research panels are scheduled, including:
- Katrina 7 Years On: The Politics of Race and Recovery
- Rebuilding New Orleans: An Assessment of the Political, Electoral, and Policy Consequences of Hurricane Katrina
- Representation and Renewal in Disaster's Wake: Deepwater Horizon, Fukushima, and Public Opinion
- Perspectives on New Orleans and the Politics of Reconstruction: A Discussion of Perspectives on Politics with the Associate Editors and Editor in Chief
- Address by Larry Bagneris, Executive Director New Orleans Human Relations Commission on Civil Rights and Issues Facing Louisiana
- More panels
For more information about the meeting and to receive complimentary media access with press credentials, contact Michael Marriott, APSA public engagement coordinator, at [email protected] or 202-349-9359.
About the American Political Science Association
The American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in more than 80 countries. With a range of programs and services, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe, with the aim of expanding awareness and understanding of politics.
SOURCE American Political Science Association