Urban Politics in the Global South

November 14-15, 2024

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2024 Urban Politics in the Global South conference on November 14-15, 2024. The conference will be fully virtual.  This third annual conference brings together the growing community of social scientists conducting research on urban politics in low- and middle-income countries in different world regions. We seek to facilitate exchange among scholars within political science, related disciplines, and practitioners. 

The 2024 Urban Politics in the Global South conference will feature an opening panel entitled, “Building Resilient Local Democracies,” which will invite policymakers, officials, and other actors working in cities in the Global South to discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in fostering democratic participation and competition at the local level.  

To capture the array of exciting work currently being conducted in the field, the conference will also include two types of research discussion, namely lightning talks (7-minute presentations) and discussions of full-length papers (15- minute presentations). We invite submissions from across a variety of thematic areas, such as social protest, law & order, campaigns and elections, housing, environmental problems, and public service delivery in cities. Participants will be expected to read the full-length papers in advance of the workshop and come prepared to discuss them; paper submissions should therefore be polished, whereas lightning talks are appropriate for research projects that may be at earlier stages. 

Please submit your papers and abstracts by September 9th at the link below. You can also sign up to simply attend or be placed on a mailing list to receive information about future calls for papers.


2024 Conference Co-Chairs: Alicia Cooperman, Tanu Kumar, Noah Nathan

Conference Steering Committee:

Adam Auerbach

Alicia Cooperman

Veronica Herrera

Tanu Kumar

Noah Nathan

Jeffrey Paller

Alison Post

Header photo: Adam Auerbach