Vulnerable in Contemporary Politics -7th international interdisciplinary conference
7th international interdisciplinary conference of political research @University of Bucharest - online
VULNERABLE IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICS
20-24 September 2021
Special events at SCOPE 2021 (20-24 September 2021) organized with the support of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) - Research Committee 33 (The Study of Political Science as a Discipline)
"As political researchers, we find the study of 'the vulnerable' in contemporary politics highly relevant especially in times of crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. But as scholars of politics, we are also VULNERABLE IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICS. With distrust in politicians continuing to remain pervasively high across the world and since political science still faces significant challenges in communicating its social and scientific worth to the larger public, questions on the relevance of studying political phenomena and even whether politics itself got any value are increasingly present in the public space. Under these circumstances, we should also rethink the merits and the vulnerabilities of our own work in a larger context, which addresses both the long-run survival of our discipline and the moral obligations of scholars as citizens, as well as the limits of acting as engaged spectators."