APSA 2020: Politics in the Age of Disruption and Realignment

21–23 September 2020 (PhD workshop to be held on 20 September 2020)

The Organising Committee, in collaboration with the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA), is excited to be hosting the 2020 Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 'APSA2020: Politics in the Age of Disruption and Realignment ' at Macquarie University.

With great sadness, the Organising Committee (Sung-Young Kim, Francesco Stolfi, Ian Tregenza, Bettie Ha, Kelli-Lee Drake) on consultation with APSA have cancelled the APSA 2020 Conference at Macquarie University. We would like to thank the President of APSA, Prof Rodney Smith, and members of the APSA Executive Committee for their strong support. We thank all the individuals who submitted abstracts, panel and roundtable proposals, our distinguished keynote speakers Professor Linda Weiss and Prof Adrian Pabst, our sponsors, our conference organising partner, ICMS. Finally, we thank the members of the Department of Modern History, Politics & International Relations and the Faculty of Arts for their help and enthusiasm.
For further information, see the letter from the APSA President, Rodney Smith: https://www.auspsa.org.au/publications

Organising Committee

The organisers of APSA2020 are from the Discipline of Politics and International Relations (located within the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations), which includes:

  • Dr Sung-Young Kim (Chair)
  • Dr Adele Garnier (Co-Chair)
  • Dr Francesco Stolfi (Co-Chair)
  • Dr Ian Tregenza (Co-Chair)
  • Ms Bettie Ha (Departmental Administrator)
  • Ms Kelli-Lee Drake (Departmental Administrator)

Dr Sung-Young Kim is a Senior Lecturer and the Deputy-Director of Research in the Department of Modern History, Politics & International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney.

He is a political scientist currently leading a project on 'The Sources of Competitive Advantage in Exporting Green Energy Systems', which examines why, what and how governments and corporations are promoting smart grids.

He is also one of four Chief Investigators on an ARC Discovery Project examining the political drivers and obstacles to clean energy transitions in Korea and China.

Dr Kim’s academic research publications include

  • "Hybridized industrial ecosystems and the makings of a new developmental infrastructure in East Asia’s green energy sector" Review of International Political Economy (2019)
  • “Transitioning from Fast-Follower to Innovator” Review of International Political Economy (2012
  • “The Politics of Technological Upgrading in South Korea” New Political Economy (2012)
  • “The Rise of East Asia’s Global Companies” Global Policy (2013)
  • “Developmental Environmentalism” (with E. Thurbon) Politics & Society (2015)
  • "Korea’s Greening Strategy: The Role of Smart Microgrids" (with J.A. Mathews) The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus (2016). He teaches courses on International Political Economy and the Comparative Politics of East Asia.

Adele Garnier is lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University and Director of the Master of Research in Politics and International Relations.

Her research investigates the interplay of regulatory levels (local to global) in migration and refugee policy in a comparative perspective. She has published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration StudiesRefugeBrussels Studies, the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion and is the co-editor of Refugee Resettlement: Power, Politics and Humanitarian Governance (with Liliana Lyra Jubilut and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Berghahn Books, 2018).

Francesco Stolfi is a lecturer in Comparative Public Policy in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University.

He works on the political economy of policy-making in Europe and South East Asia, and his current research focuses on the politics of liberalisation and on how liberalisation reforms are shaped by and in turn affect the distribution of power among policy actors.

Most recently, his work has appeared in the Journal of Public Policy, Public Management ReviewPublic Policy and Administration and the Review of International Political Economy.

Ian Tregenza is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University.

His research interests include the intersection of religious and political thought and the history of secularism.

He has published widely on the history of Australian political and intellectual history and is the author (with Stephen Chavura and John Gascoigne) of Reason, Religion and the Australian Polity: A Secular State? (Routledge, 2019).

Further Information

REGISTRATION

Registration for the Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2020 (APSA) is now open. Please read the registration information carefully before beginning the online registration.

REGISTRATION LINK

Click HERE

REGISTRATION FEES

All fees are quoted in Australian dollars ($AUD) and are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax).

Early bird before 10 July 2020 Standard after 10 July 2020

FEE TYPE

Member Registration $425 $545

Non-Member Registration $545 $665

Student Member Registration $120 $240

Student Non-Member Registration $180 $305

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

Additional Welcome Reception Tickets $50

Dinner Tickets $120

REGISTRATION ENTITLEMENTS

- Admission to all conference sessions 21 - 23 September 2020

- Ticket to the Welcome Reception held on Monday 21 September 2020

- Opportunity to purchase a ticket to the Conference Dinner

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

Welcome Reception – Monday 21 September 2020

Take this opportunity to meet your peers from the field, in a social environment, at our 2020 Conference Welcome Reception. This ticket is included in your registration fee. You can purchase additional guest tickets through the online registration form.

Conference Dinner – Tuesday 22 September 2019

Book your ticket to attend the APSA 2020 Conference Dinner on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

STUDENT REGISTRATION

To be eligible for Student Registration rates, attendees must be enrolled students undertaking full-time study, and be able to provide evidence of their status if requested to do so.

PAYMENT DEADLINES

Registrations received by 10 July 2020 must be paid in full by 10 July 2020 in order to receive the early bird registration rate.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

Deadline: 20 July 2020

Cancellations (partial or full) must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat. Cancellations received prior to 20 July 2020 will receive a full refund minus a $150 administration fee. Cancellations received after 20 July 2020 will not be refunded. Substitute delegates will be accepted.

DISCLAIMER

All best endeavours will be made to present the program as displayed on this website. The Conference and its agents reserve the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the meeting, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The Organising Committee and the Conference Organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Organising Committee and the Conference Organisers do not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays. Participants are advised to take out personal travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions. The Conference does not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.

The Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2020 (APSA 2020) Accommodation Manager has negotiated special rates at nearby hotels properties in the North Ryde district and Sydney CBD during the Conference.

Delegates can easily make an accommodation reservation at the preferred hotel for the Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2020 (APSA 2020) via the online registration form. All rooms and rates below are held until 24 August 2020 or until sold out. Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis. Please ensure to book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

Please note:

- A deposit of one night only is required to secure your booking

- Bookings are subject to availability

- Breakfast is NOT included unless otherwise stated

- The rates listed are shown per night per room and for the full stay

- The rates are in Australian Dollars (AUD), inclusive of 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST) which is payable to the hotel chosen. There are no other additional charges to the hotel booking other than a credit card surcharge if paying by credit card

To secure your accommodation, a one night's deposit by credit card, electronic funds transfer or cheque is required and is forwarded to the hotel.

If only a deposit is paid to secure the reservation delegates must settle the balance of their account with the hotel concerned upon check in or check out, depending on the individual hotel.

If accommodation payments are not received by 24 August 2020 your room will be released back to the hotel and you may be liable for full payment. The Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2020 (APSA 2020) Accommodation Manager does not take responsibility for accommodation if deposits are not received by this date.

Kindly contact the Accommodation Manager should you wish to:

- Modify your accommodation booking, or choose to book accommodation after 24 August 2020

- Require accommodation outside the nights of 19 September 2020 to the 25 September 2020

- Are unable to book accommodation due to no availability below for your selected dates as individual enquires can be made on your behalf.


Meriton Suites North Ryde

Address: 88 Talavera Rd, North Ryde NSW 2133

Meriton Hotel

Distance to Macquarie University Sydney - Balaclava Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2109: 2.8km - 15 min (by Bus)

Public transport option is by Bus. Downloading the ‘Trip View’ app is recommended for best transport options. Click to download app.

Description: The Meriton Suites North Ryde has been secured for the APSA 2020 Delegates. It offers a home away from home apartment style option for Delegates attending the Conference.

Room Types/Description/Rate:

Meriton room 1 bedOne Bedroom Apartment - FROM $185 per night (Room only)

  • 20 September - $145 per night (Room only)
  • 21 September - $245 per night (Room only)
  • 22 September & 23 September - $265 per night (Room only)
  • 24 September - $205 per night (Room only)

meriton room-2bedTwo Bedroom Apartment - FROM $395 per night (Room only)

21 September - $345 per night (Room only)


Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park

Holiday Inn hotelAddress: 10 Byfield St, Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Distance to Macquarie University Sydney - Balaclava Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2109: 2.9km 15min (by Bus)

Public transport option is by Bus. Downloading the ‘Trip View’ app is recommended for best transport options. Click to download app.

Description: The Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park has been secured for the APSA 2020 Delegates. It offers a comfortable Bed & Breakfast option for Delegates attending the Conference.

Holiday Inn standard roomRoom Types/Description/Rate:

Standard Room - FROM $150 per night (Room & Breakfast for one)

  • 20 September & 21 September - $210 per night (Room & Breakfast for one)
  • 22 September & 23 September - $230 per night (Room & Breakfast for one)

Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde

Marriot North RydeAddress: 7-11 Talavera Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113

Distance to Macquarie University Sydney - Balaclava Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2109: 3.6km 20min (by Bus)

Public transport option is by Bus. Downloading the ‘Trip View’ app is recommended for best transport options. Click to download app.

Description: The Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde has been secured for the APSA 2020 Delegates. It offers a local option for Delegates attending the Conference.

Marriott roomRoom Types/Description/Rate:

  • Deluxe King Room - $210 per night (room only)
  • Deluxe Double Room - $225 per night (room only)

Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde

Travel LodgeAddress: 81 Talavera Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113

Distance to Macquarie University Sydney - Balaclava Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2109:  2.4km 18min (by Bus)

Public transport option is by Bus. Downloading the ‘Trip View’ app is recommended for best transport options. Click to download app.

Description: The Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde has been secured for the APSA 2020 Delegates. It offers a local option for Delegates attending the Conference.

Travelodge standard roomRoom Types/Description/Rate:

Standard Room - $161 per night (room only)


Cancellations

NO ACCOMMODATION PAYMENTS WILL BE REFUNDED ON OR AFTER 24 August 2020.

Participants who confirm an accommodation booking with a credit card or full pre-payment and who wish to cancel on or after 24 August 2020 are liable for the full cost of their accommodation nights cancelled. To cancel your reservation, please contact The Accommodation Manager at adrianep@icmsaust.com.au . Name changes to a reservation can be made at no charge.

Change of Booking

Any change in booking must be made in writing to The Accommodation Manager and NOT directly to the hotel before 24 August 2020. Any changes received after 24 August 2020 will be at the hotels discretion and based on availability.

Early Arrival

As check in at most hotels is not until 1400, it is possible that your room may not be ready for immediate occupation on your early arrival. Whilst hotels will do everything possible to accommodate early arrivals, if you wish to be guaranteed immediate occupation you can pay an extra day’s tariff for the night before you are due to arrive. If you wish to take this precaution, please advise the Accommodation Manager on the registration form so we can notify the hotel that your room is required early.

No Show Policy

In the event of a “No Show” on the date of arrival, full cancellation penalties apply to all nights of the stay.

Enquiries

Please direct all accommodation enquiries to:

APSA 2020 Accommodation Manager

Adriane Pinto

Email: adrianep@icmsaust.com.au

Location

The Macquarie University campus is situated on the land of the Darug nation. The Darug people are the Traditional Custodians of this land. Traditionally, the Darug nation was divided into many clans who resided in a particular geographic area. The traditional clan of Macquarie University land is the Wattamattagal clan of the Darug nation.

The majority of the conference will take place in the new Arts Precinct building. Details on this innovative, state-of-the-art building can be found here.

Macquarie University is well serviced by bus and train services and we encourage staff, students and visitors to consider using public transport when coming to campus. We are fortunate to have our very own Sydney Metro train station at our doorstep (on the corner of Herring Road and University Avenue) plus a large network of public buses that connect the University to the rest of Sydney and beyond. There are several public bus stops within the campus boundary on University Avenue.