Authoritarian Political Systems Group (APSG)

The Authoritarian Political Systems Group (APSG) is an online seminar series for researchers studying issues of authoritarian politics. We intend to connect researchers working on different aspects of autocracies and with different regional concentrations. Our bi-weekly seminar will provide an opportunity to receive feedback on their work in progress.

We welcome presentations by scholars in comparative politics, international relations, and political theory as well as with different methodological approaches (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, formal modeling, etc.). We particularly encourage submissions from traditionally underrepresented groups including women and minorities, as well as early-career scholars (e.g., graduate students, post-docs, junior faculty).

The APSG online seminar is held every other week on Tuesdays between 5:00-6:00 PM Central European Time (8:00-9:00 AM PST, 11:00-12:00 AM EST). The workshop will last one hour. After a brief presentation by the author(s), two discussants will provide comments and suggestions. We then open the floor for further questions and comments from the audience.

Please check out our website or follow us on Twitter or BlueSky for the updated schedule, to sign up for our mailing list, or if you would like to present some of your work!