Welcome to the ECPR Standing Group on Interest Groups
The ECPR Standing Group on Interest Groups promotes and supports research on group politics, civil society, social movement organizations and political advocacy. Membership of the SG is open to everyone who is interested in cumulative research on interest group politics. The SG functions largely as a forum and an exchange network for interest group researchers.
23 June – 1 July 2022, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin & Online
It brings together leading scholars in the fields of interest group politics and civil society to deliver a nine-day intensive course on the core aspects of interest group research.
This year’s edition aims at developing interest group research in a truly comparative perspective, focusing on interest group politics in different polities.
Don’t miss this chance to learn about political advocacy and lobbying research and to network with peers and leading scholars from all over the world.
Standing Group meeting 2022
At the ECPR General Conference in Innsbruck, we will organize a business meeting for members: more details will follow. There will also be a reception after the meeting; and of course an interesting set of panels in the section endorsed by our standing group, and convened by Ellis Aizenberg and Adria Albareda.
Our previous standing group meeting was held at the Virtual ECPR General Conference in September 2021. Here we presented an overview of the activities the last year and discussed future activities with the standing group members. Our presentation can be downloaded here.
Presentations of earlier meetings can be found here.