Summer School in Berlin

Summer School in Berlin

Linking Theory and Empirical Research Berlin, July 15 – 25, 2019 We are delighted to announce the 9th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences. The summer school aims at supporting young researchers by strengthening their ability in linking theory and empirical research. The two-week program creates an excellent basis for the development of their current research designs. In the first week, we address the key methodological challenges of concept-building, causation/explanation, and micro-macro linkage that occur in almost all research efforts….

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Call for Papers and Panels, ECPR General Conference 2019

Call for Papers and Panels, ECPR General Conference 2019

Dear all, this is to remind of the approaching deadline for panel and paper proposals for the upcoming ECPR General Conference 2019 in Wrocław.   From the steering committee of the standing group on Participation and Mobilisation, we are organizing a section titled “The Changing Role of Citizen Engagement in Today’s Challenges: Participation, Movements, Protest” 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…

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Joint Session and Summer School

Joint Session and Summer School

Dear colleagues and friends, Happy new year to all of you. Here are some urgent matters and highlights for the Standing Group in 2019. Firstly, if you have not renewed your membership before the end of last year, you will have automatically been unsubscribed. However, you can simply re-join by going to My ECPR. Secondly, the deadline for proposals for the Joint Sessions in Toulouse 2020 is fast approaching (4 February). If you have a proposal that you would like…

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Call for Panels and Papers

Call for Panels and Papers

Dear all, The call for panels and papers for the ECPR General Conference 2019 in Wrocław is now open. We are organizing a section titled “The Changing Role of Citizen Engagement in Today’s Challenges: Participation, Movements, Protest” 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 as well as research areas concerning political parties, democratic theory or political sociology. We welcome…

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Section Proposal for ECPR GC 2019

Section Proposal for ECPR GC 2019

Dear all, You can submit section proposals for next year’s ECPR General Conference 2019 in Wrocław until November 19th: https://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=123 If you would like to receive the Standing Group’s official endorsement (which can increase the odds of being approved) you should send your proposal (following the ECPR guidelines) to me (felix.butzlaff@wu.ac.at) before October 28th. Furthermore, if you need help spreading the section proposal calling for panels afterwards or would like feedback on the draft, please do so as well. We will…

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Connect Social Movement Studies and Political Participation Research

Connect Social Movement Studies and Political Participation Research

Dear colleagues, In little over a month we will convene in Hamburg to try and “Connect Social Movement Studies and Political Participation Research”. You find the program here: Section program “Connecting Social Movement Studies and Political Participation Research”, subject to possible last minute changes. Panel chairs will inform presenters and discussants about the logistics of their panel. We would also like to invite you to our section dinner. The dinner will be on Friday the 24th at 8:15pm, and will be self-funded. The dinner will…

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ECPR General Conference Hamburg

ECPR General Conference Hamburg

Dear all,   This email is for those of you who go the ECPR General Conference in Hamburg, and concerns 1) a joint dinner, and 2) the standing group’s business meeting, to which everyone is warmly invited.   Firstly, we would like to invite you to our Standing Group dinner, which will dovetail with the section dinner of our section on “Connecting Social Movement Research and Political Participation Research”. The dinner will be on Friday the 24th at 8:15pm, and will be self-funded. The dinner will be at…

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Mentoring Session for Early Scholars @ ECPR GC Hamburg

Mentoring Session for Early Scholars @ ECPR GC Hamburg

Dear all, In the past years, our SG organised a mentoring session for early career scholars at ECPR General Conferences, and recently at the ESA/ECPR/COSMOS midterm conference as well. At this year’s General Conference in Hamburg, there will be a similar session again, and early career scholars are encouraged to participate. The session has been experienced as very useful by participants in past editions. The session will be organized this time by the SG on Political Parties, but young scholars…

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ECPR SG Participation & Mobilization – voluntary donation

ECPR SG Participation & Mobilization – voluntary donation

Dear Standing Group members, Following the outcome of the SG members’ online survey (early 2017, Report on survey) as well as the discussions we have had at the SG business meetings at the ECPR General Conferences (2016 and 2017), we are now introducing the opportunity to help fund some activities of the Standing Group. Currently, the Standing Group does not have any budget to support its activities. We thus chose to introduce voluntary donations that will provide the SG with…

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