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IPSA Summer School on Concept Analysis in the Web Environment

IPSA Summer School on Concept Analysis in the Web Environment

September 22-26, 2019 in Capri, Italy. The 2nd edition of the IPSA Summer School on Concept Analysis in the Web environment will be held in Anacapri, the enchanting island in the gulf of Naples, Italy. This leading IPSA program provides advanced theoretical and practical training in qualitative methodology, based on the Hyperpolitics approach for concept analysis in political science. Hyperpolitics is a pioneering application of web 2.0 logic to create a Repository of Political Science Concepts. An academic ecosystem, comprising…

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Summer School on Political Concepts

Summer School on Political Concepts

Call for Applications – Deadline April 15th, 2019 Joint summer school co-organized by ECPR StG Political Concepts and CONCEPTA On 12-23 August 2019 the annual summer school “Introduction to Conceptual History” will be offered by the Centre for Nordic Studies at the University of Helsinki. Now in its fourteenth year, the course is organized jointly by Concepta: International Research School in Conceptual History and The Political Concepts Standing Group of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR). An international team…

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CfP: COST Workshop ‘Visions of Democratic Europe under Debate’

CfP: COST Workshop ‘Visions of Democratic Europe under Debate’

WG 4 Workshop 2 COST Action CA 16211 RECAST Reappraising Intellectual Debates on Civic Rights and Democracy in Europe Debates 2 Hosted by  The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, this second workshop of Working Group 4: Debates of COST Action RECAST is scheduled for 29–30 May 2019 in Bucharest. Convened by Taru Haapala (University of Jyväskylä), Maria Brown (University of Malta), Alexandru Volacu (University of Bucharest) and Laura Pricop (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi), it deals with Visions of Democratic Europe under Debate. ➢ Call for Papers

CfP workshop and PhD summer school (funding available): Conceptualizing ‘Political’

CfP workshop and PhD summer school (funding available): Conceptualizing ‘Political’

CONCEPTUALIZING “POLITICAL” Thursday 13th – Friday 14th June 2019 Followed by PhD summer school, Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th June Hosted by the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (https://cisrul.blog/) at the University of Aberdeen Deadline for submission: 29th March 2019 The term “political” is generally used as loosely by scholars as by the public. This workshop does not aim to agree on a common definition of “political”. Instead, the goal is to map different ways in…

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PhD positions on “Political Concepts in the World”

PhD positions on “Political Concepts in the World”

Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD positions at the University of Aberdeen Deadline: 5 March The University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, is delighted to offer 6 Early Stage Researcher (PhD) positions, lasting 3 years starting in September 2019, for ground-breaking research on how political concepts, such as nation, citizenship, civil society and rule of law, are used in the world. The ESRs will propose and develop their own research projects around the theme of how political…

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Apply to one of our 8 panels in Wroclaw!

Apply to one of our 8 panels in Wroclaw!

In the next ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw we again hope for a large presence. Our Section “Hybrid concepts and the concept of hybridity” features 8 panels, all of which still have room for papers. Submit your abstract through the ECPR platform by Monday, 18 February, and feel free to also contact the panel chairs beforehand. Here below are descriptions of the planned panels. Panel overview for Section “Hybrid Concepts and the Concept of Hybridity” Hybrid Regimes in Comparative Politics:…

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The Democracy Matrix goes online!

The Democracy Matrix goes online!

Simultaneous to the start of the new homepage, the Democracy Matrix Research Project team published the first version of the Democracy Matrix dataset. The Democracy Matrix (DeMaX) is a tool for measuring democratic quality. Drawing on data from the Varieties-of-Democracy-Project (V-Dem), the Democracy Matrix covers more than 170 countries in the period between 1900 and 2017. Thus, the DeMaX presents itself as an alternative to common measurement concepts. If you want to learn more about the research project of the…

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CfP – Trade-Offs in the Political Realm

CfP – Trade-Offs in the Political Realm

CfP – “Trade-Offs in the Political Realm: How Important Are Trade-Offs in Politics?” Journal: Politics and Governance Editors: Todd Landman (University of Nottingham, UK) and Hans-Joachim Lauth (University of Wuerzburg, Germany) Deadline for Abstracts: 15 January 2019 https://www.cogitatiopress.com/politicsandgovernance/pages/view/nextissues

PhD positions at the University of Aberdeen

PhD positions at the University of Aberdeen

Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD positions at the University of Aberdeen Political Concepts in the World The University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, is delighted to offer 6 Early Stage Researcher (PhD) positions, lasting 3 years starting in September 2019, for ground-breaking research on how political concepts, such as nation, citizenship, civil society and rule of law, are used in the world.    ESRs will complete a PhD with an inter-disciplinary supervisory team and benefit from a world-class training programme, including…

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Call for Papers: AFSP & COSPOF Congress 2-4 July 2019 – Bordeaux

Call for Papers: AFSP & COSPOF Congress 2-4 July 2019 – Bordeaux

This is a call for contributions for a thematic section at the 2019 Congress of the French Political Science Association (AFSP), that will be held in the city of Bordeaux on July 2-4, 2019. The section titled “Articulating theoretical “models” and empirical “data”: toolboxes and investigation feedbacks” provides a space for researchers working on political concepts to present their work and discuss their methodologies for the study of politics, especially the connection between theoretical and empirical dimensions of research. Proposals (1 page) in…

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