Call for Papers, 5th Annual Political Economy Meeting, FEUAlg, 27-29 January 2022

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The wide range of impacts caused by the pandemic in the way societies are organized is not yet fully understood. The pandemic affects the material and institutional life as well as the social and territorial relations at the national and international levels. The debate about economic performance and responses to the pandemic has been recurrent, as certain institutional configurations, business logics and economic specializations have proven to be generators of vulnerabilities. The importance given to regional and national capacities, the need for reindustrialization and the decarbonization of the economy has increased. Responding to the current and future crises will require a transformation of societies and economies. This transformation will have to be considered in multiple dimensions. It will imply not only thinking about overcoming the previous fragilities but also in the transition towards a sustainable development paradigm. 

In order to reflect on the vulnerabilities and the transformative potential of the economies to respond to the challenges of the pandemic, the Portuguese Political Economy Association (EcPol) announces the call for communications for the 5th Annual Political Economy Meeting to be held at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve (Faro, Portugal) on 28 and 29 January 2022 with the theme “Social and economic vulnerabilities and transformations”. 

The Meeting aims to bring together all those who, from the most diverse disciplinary areas and approaches, understand economic phenomena as being eminently configured by social, political, legal, cultural, technological and ecological factors and should be studied in their institutional, historical and geographic contexts. 

The Meeting begins on January 27, 2022 with the EcPol Winter School, with guest experts and the discussion of doctoral projects presented by students. 

Communications that address, among others, the following topics are welcome: 

• Productive specializations and the pandemic 

• Territorial vulnerabilities and the pandemic 

• Pandemic and sustainable development 

• Science, innovation and crisis 

• Crisis, State and public policies 

• Inequalities and the pandemic 

• Globalization and the pandemic 

• Institutions and the pandemic response 

• Pandemic and social transformation 

• Power, governance and the post-pandemic 

• Post-pandemic city reconfigurations 

• Work reconfigurations and the pandemic 

• Regional resilience 

• Sustainable transitions 

• Tourism and the pandemic 

Proposals for: 

1) communications; 

2) thematic panels composed of 3 or 4 communications. 

Communications related to PhD projects should preferably be presented at the EcPol Winter School. 

Proposals must be submitted in the language of the communications, with a choice of Portuguese or English. 

The Meeting will use a hybrid model, with a majority of face-to-face sessions and a set of online sessions. Authors must indicate whether they intend to register for the online model or the face-to-face model when submitting their proposal. 

Proposals for regular communications and PhD projects must contain the following information: 

i) Title; 

ii) Type of proposal (communication, PhD project); 

iii) Name, institutional affiliation and e-mail address of the applicant(s); 

iv) Abstract and 4 keywords; (max. 400 words). 

Panel proposals must contain the following information: 

i) Title of the session; 

ii) Session summary (max. 200 words); 

iii) Name, institutional affiliation and e-mail address of the panel proponent(s) and participants; 

iv) Titles, abstracts and keywords of included communications. 

Important dates: 

October 8, 2021: Deadline for submission of proposals 

October 20, 2020: Notification of acceptance 

November 7, 2021: Registration in the Meeting and/or Winter School 

December 20, 2021: Late registration and payments 

Proposals should be sent to the following address: 

Registration fees: 

Participants until November 7th 

EcPol Members (2021 quota regularised) – 60 euros (includes 2022 quota) 

Students and unemployed – 20 euros 

Others, non-members – 75 euros 

Participants until December 20th 

EcPol Members (2021 quota regularised) – 75 euros (includes 2022 quota) 

Students and unemployed – 20 euros 

Other non-members – 90 euros 

Winter School and PhD projects – 20 euros (free for participants registered for the Meeting) 

Assistance – 10 euros 

Associated publications planned 

A special issue, first trimester of 2023, will be published in the journal Cidades, Comunidades e Territórios ( 

A book, supported by CinTurs, in 2023, based on communications of the Meeting. 

Scientific commission: 

Alexandre Abreu 

Ana Rita Cruz 

Aurora Teixeira 

Esther Silva 

João Albino Silva 

João Ferrão 

João Leitão 

José Reis 

Patricia Pinto 

Paulo Neto 

Pedro Marques 

Regina Salvador 

Renato Carmo 

Organizing committee: 

Ana Paula Barreira

Ana Sofia Lopes

Carla Nogueira 

Catarina Príncipe 

Cristina Pinheiro

Efigénio Rebelo 

Fábio Sampaio 

Hugo Pinto 

Jorge Andraz 

Jorge André Guerreiro 

Julieta Rosa 

Luís Coelho

Luísa Veloso 

Marlene Fernandes 

Marisa Cesário 

Organization: Associação Portuguesa de Economia Política, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Algarve, CinTurs – Centro de Investigação em Turismo, Sustentabilidade e Bem-estar, CEFAGE-UAlg – Centro de Estudos e Formação Avançada em Gestão e Economia e Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra.

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