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9th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences: Linking Theory and Empirical Research, July 15 – 25, 2019

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. The international summer school is open to up to 60 PhD candidates, advanced master students, and young postdocs. The call for applications 9th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences: Linking Theory and Empirical Research, July 15 – 25, 2019

IV Deliberative Democracy Summer School

Call for Papers: IV Deliberative Democracy Summer School The Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance is inviting applications for the Fourth Deliberative Democracy Summer School. PhD students at various stages of their dissertation are encouraged to apply.   Keynote speakers include Jane Suiter and Cristina Lafont.  Applications are due on 6 May 2019. There IV Deliberative Democracy Summer School

CfP “Online platforms” ECPR 2019

This is a call for papers for a panel at the ECPR conference 2019. Please check out the link below: https://deliberativehub.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/cfp-panel-at-ecpr-2019-online-platforms-between-commercialization-and-democratic-innovation-the-role-of-design/

Help us recruit for an online deliberation experiment https://wedialogue.world/

Dear colleagues Can you help us recruit participants for an experiment in online deliberation? Can you send out an email to students and colleagues or a social media post to followers? Michael Morrell, Paolo Spada and I are leading a global experiment to test new platforms for commenting on news online. We aim to help Help us recruit for an online deliberation experiment https://wedialogue.world/

Best Paper Award at the General Conference in Hamburg

The Standing Group on Democratic Innovations has decided to give the Best Paper Award at the General Conference in Hamburg 2018 to Céline Colombo from the University of Zurich for her paper “Principles or Pragmatism? Morality Politics in Direct Democracy.” In the paper, Céline builds on her previous research published in the British Journal of Political Science in which Best Paper Award at the General Conference in Hamburg

New Steering Committee

This is the results of the election of the new Steering Committee of the SG on Democratic Innovations. The elected members are (in alphabetical order): André Bächtiger, University of Stuttgart, Germany Nicole Curato, University of Canberra, Australia Kimmo Grönlund, Åbo Akademi University, Finland Sofie Marien, KU Leuven, Belgium Jane Suiter, Dublin City University, Ireland Thank New Steering Committee

Section chairs for the ECPR General Conference 2019

The next ECPR General Conference is 4-7 September 2019 in Wroclaw, Poland. We need a Democratic Innovations section and two chairs. If you are interested in chairing, be in touch with the convenors Kimmo Grönlund (kimmo.gronlund[at]abo.fi) and André Bächtiger (andre.baechtiger[at]sowi.uni-stuttgart.de) as soon as possible. Our section proposal needs to be submitted to the ECPR by 19 Section chairs for the ECPR General Conference 2019