CfP “1968-2018, fifty years after: Where is the social movements field going?

CfP “1968-2018, fifty years after: Where is the social movements field going?

Dear all, We are excited to announce the COSMOS, ECPR, ESA midterm conference “1968-2018, fifty years after: Where is the social movements field going?”, to take place 23-25 May 2018, at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence. There is no conference fee, a dinner is included and we have a list of fantastic key note speakers and side events. The call for papers and program is attached. Abstracts of max. 250 words should be sent to fiftyyearsafter68@gmail.com no later than…

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ECPR Hamburg Call for Papers

ECPR Hamburg Call for Papers

Dear all, The call for panels and papers for the ECPR General Conference 2018 in Hamburg is now open (until February 15). We are organizing a section titled “Connecting Social Movement Studies and Political Participation Research” which aims to provide a broad platform for the issues of concern to our standing group. In particular, we aim to bridge gaps between participation and mobilization research. We welcome both panel and paper proposals for this section and encourage you to have a…

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ECPR Joint Session Nicosia – deadline December 6th

ECPR Joint Session Nicosia – deadline December 6th

Dear all, This is just a gentle reminder that the deadline to send your paper proposal for the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops will close on 6 December. The Standing Group Participation and Mobilisation endorsed the workshop  “The Citizens’ Voice? When and How Advocacy Groups Represent and Affect Public Preferences”. Please see below additional details about this workshop. “Dear colleagues, The call for paper proposals for the upcoming ECPR joint sessions in Nicosia (10/05-14/05) is now open. You are cordially invited…

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Endorsement Section Proposals ECPR Hamburg

Endorsement Section Proposals ECPR Hamburg

Dear all, You can submit section proposals for the ECPR General Conference 2018 in Hamburg until 15 November: https://ecpr.eu/MyEcpr/Forms/SectionProposalForm.aspx?EventID=115 If you would like to receive the Standing Group’s official endorsement (which can increase the odds of being approved) you have to send your proposal (following the ECPR guidelines) to me (j.de.moor@keele.ac.uk) before 25 October. We will evaluate the proposals we will communicate our feedback and decisions on 8 November. Best, Joost

Relevant workshops @ ECPR Joint sessions 2018

Relevant workshops @ ECPR Joint sessions 2018

Dear all, Below the call for papers for the workshop on “The Citizens’ Voice? When and How Advocacy Groups Represent and Affect Public Preferences“, which was endorsed by the standing group. “Dear colleagues, The call for paper proposals for the upcoming ECPR joint sessions in Nicosia (10/05-14/05) is now open. You are cordially invited to submit a paper to our workshop titled “The Citizens’ Voice? When and How Advocacy Groups Represent and Affect Public Preferences”. The workshop seeks to bridge and expand…

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Steering Committee Election

Steering Committee Election

Dear Standing Group members,   According to our Standing Group’s constitution (see attachment), our SG is governed by a Steering Committee which is selected from among the SG’s members every two years. This December, the current Steering Committee will be in place two years. The nomination/election procedure for Steering Committee members should be held six months before the incumbent Steering Committee’s term expires, which is now. The first round of this selection process consists of inviting the members of the…

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Ph D Course: New perspectives on social movements and social change, power and resistance

Ph D Course: New perspectives on social movements and social change, power and resistance

7-9 May 2018 Forum for Civil Society and Social Movement Research, University of Gothenburg Course Leaders: Professor Håkan Thörn, and Mattias Wahlström With around 15 researchers studying different forms of social movements, the Department of Sociology and Work Science at the University of Gothenburg is one of the major research environments in Europe in the field. In order to further strengthen the environment, the Forum for Civil Society and Social Movement Research (CSM) was formed in 2011. In 2016, CSM…

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2nd ECPR MENTORING SESSION ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS

2nd ECPR MENTORING SESSION ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS

September 6, 2017, from 3 to 6 pm. Institute for Social Research, Munthes gate 31, Oslo   We kindly invite postdoctoral researchers (or early career scholars in a similar stage) attending the ECPR General Conference in Oslo to participate in a mentoring session on career development. The event is organized by the Standing Group on Participation and Mobilization, in collaboration with the Standing Groups on Political Parties, Political Networks, Political Violence, Interest Groups, and Environmental Politics. This event will take…

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Panels at the ECPR General Conference in Oslo – Registration open

Panels at the ECPR General Conference in Oslo – Registration open

For members of the SG a number of panels could be of interest for you: The SG has endorsed Lorenz Zamponi and Priska Daphi’s session titled “Beyond Social Movements: Cross-Field Insights on Contentious Politics”, which addresses a broad range of classic and timely topics in research on social movements and political participation, and connects them to other fields of political science (e.g. parties, migration, media). For more details: https://ecpr.eu/Events/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=653&EventID=96 For those with an interest in methodological issues in participation research, the section “Measuring Political…

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