Monthly Archives: November 2014

New committee members elected!

GSN Committee 2015-2017
Elections for two new members of the GSN Committee took place between 15 October and 15 November 2014. Expressions of interest were received from 14 candidates and 177 votes were cast. The GSN are pleased to confirm that Marsida Bandilli (University of Antwerp) and Luca di Donato (Luiss Guido Carli University) received the highest number of votes and have therefore been elected to the GSN committee for 2015-2017.

They have replaced Åsne Kalland Aarstad and Salvador Santino Regilme Jr, who have finished their terms. The ECPR and the GSN would like to thank them both for their contributions to the GSN over the last two years, and welcome Marsida and Luca to the Committee.

CfP: The power of the people: The dynamics and limits of social mobilisation in South Eastern Europe

University of Oxford (St Antony’s and St John’s College)
27 February 2015

Click here for further information.

Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2015.

Proposals by graduate candidates and researchers in all relevant disciplines are being accepted for presentations of 20 minutes. ESRC/AHRC-funded students are especially encouraged to apply.

CfP: Citizens, parties and political action: Political participation and the UK General Election 2015

Wednesday 4 February 2015 – Nottingham Trent University, UK
Paper deadline: 1 December 2014

The Division of Politics and International Relations at Nottingham Trent University is pleased to invite participants to this conference which will run three Panels:

  •   Beyond the mainstream: The emergence of ‘new’ parties across Europe
  •   Panel 2: Beyond the mainstream: The emergence of ‘new’ parties across the UK
  •   Panel 3: Mobilising political action: The challenges of class, ethnicity, gender and age -based political participation inequalities.

The conference will culminate in a roundtable session, comprising national speakers as well as representatives from political parties, and will address a question of crucial significance for the future health of UK democracy, “Should 16 and 17 year olds be given the vote?”

In particular, we would very much welcome abstract submissions from PhD students and early-career researchers, as well as from more experienced academic researchers and citizenship and election professionals.

Full details about the conference can be found at the conference website.