PayPal Problem Fixed, Chair/Discussant Volunteers Needed!

As you may know, last week our PayPal link for paying conference registration fee went down for some reason. However, the link has now been restored and you should be able to pay your registration fee. We have extended the early bird registration period to January 27, 2023.

A preliminary program is available online at: Program & Submissions | CAUCUS FOR A CRITICAL POLITICAL SCIENCE ( We need participants to volunteer to serve as panel chair/discussants. As we are a very small conference this year, it is incumbent that everyone contribute to the conference as a chair/discussant if possible. Please let us know if you can serve as a chair/discussant for any of the panels.

PayPal Problem

On January 1, 2023, for reasons unknown, our PayPal method ceased to function. We are trying to get the matter addressed. We are extending the early bird rate deadline to January 20, 2023, and hope to have service resumed before then. We will post here, as updates become available.

Please bear with us. ~


CCPS conference organization team (Jan 15, 2023)

3rd Biennial Conference of the Caucus for a Critical (formerly New) Political Science Announced!

Dear Conference of the CCPS Participant:

The 3rd Biennial Conference of the Caucus for a Critical (formerly New) Political Science has been rescheduled for February 26-28, 2023 at the Isla Grand Beach Resort in South Padre Island Texas. Please see Program & Submissions page.

As I indicated in our communications announcing the cancelation of the 2022 conference, anyone who was accepted to the 2022 conference will automatically be rolled forward into the 2023 conference. Consequently, if you were previously accepted, please get in touch with us via our email address, and let us know which of the following situations best describes your situation at the present time:

  • I plan to attend the 2023 conference and present the same paper submitted and accepted previously (automatic rollover).
  • I plan to attend the 2023 conference, but I plan to submit a different paper/title/topic (automatic rollover, but you will need to respond to the call for papers with a new abstract).
  • I do not plan to attend the 2023 conference. Please remove my name and paper from the conference program

Please note that as a result of the organization’s recent name change (from New Political Science to Critical Political Science), the new conference website can be found at:

(Please bear with us as we migrate, rebrand, and update the website in the coming weeks).
The conference email address is now


Clyde W. Barrow, Conference Co-Convenor
William Sokoloff, Conference co-Convenor

2022 Conference POSTPONED!

We regret to announce that the 2022 CNPS Conference has been postponed to the end of February 2023.

For reasons related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Coordinating Council of the Conference for a New Political Science (now Critical Political Science) has voted today (January 12) to postpone the Biennial Conference until late February 2023.

Please note that the Coordinating Council has agreed that anyone accepted as a paper presenter for the 2022 conference will be guaranteed a slot at the 2023 conference either to present the same paper or to present a different paper as the individual participant chooses once we open the next call for papers. Our experience up to this time is that if you have already purchased an airfare, you should contact your airline immediately and they will likely grant you a travel credit with no exchange fee that you can use at a later date.

We will begin planning immediately for the 2023 conference (to be held at the same location and at approximately the same time of year). We will post more details on the new schedule as soon as we can.


All attendees, please note the addition of a conference COVID policy to our website. It states:

The following COVID-19 Policy will be in effect for the 2022 CNPS Conference:

  1. All conference attendees are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, such as a CDC card or documentation from a health care provider. Proof of vaccination must be sent to prior to the conference or presented at the registration desk upon arrival at the conference. No one will be allowed to attend panels without the required proof of vaccination.
  2. All conference attendees, except panelist/speakers, are required to wear masks during panel presentations. Conference attendees who fail to comply with the mask mandate will be required to leave the room. Conference attendees are encouraged to wear masks at all other conference events such as the Plenary Dinner and receptions.
  3. The conference will ensure that hand sanitizer is readily available at sites throughout the conference.
  4. Panel rooms will be disinfected at the end of each day’s activities or prior to the beginning of the next day’s activities.

The CNPS Conference Covid-19 policy is subject to change as conditions in Cameron County warrant.

At the present time, 76% to 92% of the population aged 15+ is fully vaccinated in Cameron County (varies by age cohort) for an overall average well above 80%. The vaccination of children ages 5-11 is underway.

Cameron County is currently averaging about 100 daily new cases of Covid-19.

The number of active cases of Covid-19 in Cameron County is 1,163 (County pop. 421,017), see,

For up-to-date information, click Cameron County on the far right bottom of the map, see,