Conference theme

The Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association 2021 will be hosted by Åbo Akademi University on 10-12 May 2021. The conference will be held in a virtual format. We wish to provide an opportunity for public discourse and the dissemination of latest research results despite the pandemic situation. 

The theme of this year’s conference is ”Democracy’s Crisis and Future”.  

Democratic dissatisfaction has been growing by many accountsTransgressions of democratic norms have also become increasingly commonplace, even in established democracies. The liberal international order appears challenged. On the other hand, new forms of political participation have been emerging in many countries.  

What is the future of democracy? How could we rejuvenate democratic institutions so that they would better meet current democratic challenges? How will the change in the liberal international order affect world politics?