Request for Proposals
There will be two Symposia Workshops at USC in Fall 2018 (dates TBD). The topics will be:
(1) Race and Law Enforcement
- While scholarship on race and law enforcement exists, it has been dominated by sociologists and criminologists. So research often overlooks broader political science issues, like the nature of the state, the organization of government power, and democratic accountability & responsibility. Paper topics could include racial disparities in the use of force, the impact of police use of force on societal health & civic participation, and the democratic consequences of police militarization.
(2) Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump
- President Trump has had a major effect on American foreign policy during his first year and half in office, involving international trade and investment , nuclear agreements, and relations with foreign governments. Paper topics could include how the Trump presidency affects our understanding of American foreign policy in new and different ways, and investigate its effect on trade, Great Power relations, cybersecurity, and migration.
Proposals for either Symposium should be 1-2 pages in length, and include (a) the research question and (b) the data and methods to be used.
Proposals should be sent to email@example.com by July 1. Decisions will be made by August 1.