Comparative Democratization Research Development Group
The Comparative Democratization Section is organizing a Research Development Group short-conference to advance current research from early career scholars from lower-to-middle income countries towards publication, to participate in the APSA annual meeting, and develop scholarly networks with colleagues.
Group participants will be selected through application, open to early-career scholars who would not otherwise have the institutional resources to attend APSA. The short conference will take place on the day prior to the start of the annual meeting (Aug 29). Group participants will attend a one day conference to discuss and receive critical feedback on a paper in progress. The Comparative Democratization section will line up discussants for each paper, and all participants will circulate papers in advance to read. In addition, the seminar will discuss strategies for scholarly networking, grant applications and publishing strategies, and advice for engaging in the APSA meeting productively. Participants will attend APSA panels, section meetings, and meet with editors in the exhibit hall. The Comparative Democratization Section will assist participants in development personalized schedules for the selected attendees.
Applicants will be selected from among early-career scholars based outside the US and Europe who are working on research on comparative democratization. Research should not be from an already completed work.
**All Short Courses will take place on Wednesday, August 29 at the APSA 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.**