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Steering Committee elections now live

Steering Committee elections now live

The election for a new Steering Committee of the Standing Group on International Political Theory is now live. Anyone who is a member of the Standing Group is eligible to vote in the election.

To vote for your preferred candidates, please visit the ECPR website. Voting should only take a minute or two, but if you have any difficulties, please don’t hesitate to contact standinggroups@ecpr.eu.

Call for Panels (with Papers) and individual Papers for the 2016 ECPR General Conference

Call for Panels (with Papers) and individual Papers for the 2016 ECPR General Conference

The 10th ECPR General Conference will be held from 7 -10 September 2016, at Charles University, Prague; the oldest institution of higher learning in Central Europe.

The Standing Group on International Political Theory is organising the Section International Political Theory, and you can now submit your proposals for full Panels (which should include 3-5 Papers), and individual Papers. Further details can be found on the website.

  • Panels (including 3-5 Papers) can be proposed here.
  • Individual Papers can be found here.

Guidelines for the submission process can be found here, and note the deadline for all submissions via MyECPR is midnight UK time on 15 February 2016.

For more information about the ECPR General Conference please visit the website, or contact the Events Team.

Vacancy: Associate Editor for ECPR Press

Vacancy: Associate Editor for ECPR Press

The ECPR Press are looking for an Associate Editor with a passion for publishing to develop the expanding portfolio. Working alongside an existing Associate Editor and two Co-Editors, this is an excellent opportunity to network among the political science community, to build a reputation in your academic field, and to be part of a flourishing imprint during this dynamic and important time in academic publishing.

Person specification
The successful candidate will have at least three years’ postdoctoral experience of academic work, with an impressive research record.This position requires significant commitment, and applicants should be prepared to be proactive in the day-to-day production process, as well as in the longer-term development of the imprint.

Officially starting from 1 February 2015, the position will run for three years, renewable for a further three. All applicants must be in the employ of an ECPR member institution. Find out here whether your institution holds ECPR membership.

Deadline 23 January http://ecpr.eu/Vacancies.aspx

Contact: editorial@ecpr.eu

Call for Panels and Papers for the General Conference

Call for Panels and Papers for the General Conference

The ECPR’s General Conference is its largest event, often bringing together some 2,500 political scientists from throughout the world. The 2015 Conference is taking place at Université de Montréal – the ECPR’s first ever event to be held outside of Europe.

The list of Sections has been finalised; and the call is open for Full Panels and individual Papers. Since this is a combined stage, individuals are able to propose to a Section, either a Panel including 4 – 5 Papers or individual Papers. Further information explaining the stages in detail can be found in the Guidelines.

The deadline for Panel and Paper submissions is 16 February 2015. If you have any further questions, please email the General Conference Team (generalconference@ecpr.eu).

PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015 – 2016

PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015 – 2016

Temporary positions as visiting scholars at postdoctoral level are available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo for 2015 and 2016.

The duration of the contracts is from 3 – 12 months. The candidates must hold a doctoral degree in law, political science or philosophy. The visiting scholars shall focus on international courts and tribunals in one of PluriCourts’ thematic research areas, Human Rights, Trade, Criminal Law, Investment, and Environment. The deadline for applications is 18 December 2014.

For further information regarding the application process, please click here.

Call for Joint Sessions Paper Proposals

Call for Joint Sessions Paper Proposals

Paper proposals for the 2015 Joint Sessions of Workshops can now be submitted, by clicking here. The deadline for Paper proposals is 1 December 2014. To view the Academic Programme, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Marcia Taylor (jointsessions@ecpr.eu).

Call for Applications for Summer School 2015: Political Violence

Call for Applications for Summer School 2015: Political Violence

Perspectives from Law, History and Political Theory

University of Edinburgh / 24 to 26 June 2015

In June 2015 the University of Edinburgh will offer an interdisciplinary Summer School on Political Violence.

This three-day event will give participants the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of an unrivalled panel of international experts in the field of war and political violence and to receive critical feedback on their own projects. The programme combines people and perspectives from History, Law and Political Science and will involve intensive scholarly discussions and social activities that allow participants to network with each other in a friendly environment in the scenic, culturally vibrant setting of the city of Edinburgh. Participants will include a diverse mix of academics, MA and PhD students from the Social Sciences and Humanities, and practitioners working in NGOs and legal institutions.

The deadline for applications is 16 January 2015.

Full information including how to apply can be found here.

Could you shape the future of the ECPR? 

Could you shape the future of the ECPR? 

For the last 44 years the ECPR has been instrumental in shaping the development of the political science discipline. With a portfolio of major international events, highly ranked publications, prestigious prizes and an institutional membership that is growing year on year, the ECPR remains at the cutting edge of political science and is the association for all involved in its study.

By the end of March 2015, the term of office will expire for five Executive Committee members who were elected in 2009, and for two Executive Committee members who were co-opted to vacancies following the 2012 election.

Now is your opportunity to shape the future of the ECPR by nominating yourself to join the Executive Committee.

If you think you have what’s needed to take the ECPR forward for the next six years you can nominate yourself via the ECPR website. Please see the 2015 EC Election guidelines for a full description of each stage of the election and the eligibility criteria. The Nomination stage opened on 15 October and closes on 15 November 2014.

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