Call for papers – Standing Group on Parliaments Conference 2019

The Standing Group on Parliaments of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) will host its 5th conference in Leiden Thursday, June 27th – Saturday, June 29th 2019. This is an inspiring, focused and extremely useful conference for all those interested in studying legislatures. There is no regional or methodological restriction.

5th Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments

27-29 June 2019 Leiden University

The conference will bring together senior and junior scholars of the field. Away from the hectic bustle of large-scale conferences, it will offer unique opportunities for detailed discussions and networking. The academic programme will be complemented by a social programme including a visit to the Dutch parliament on the first day, as well as a conference dinner on the second evening of the conference, allowing participants ample opportunity to catch up with old friends and to meet new standing group members.

The ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments (SGoP) invites you to submit your proposals for the conference in 2019. The fifth conference of the SGoP is being hosted by the Department of Political Science at Leiden University. The local organizing committee consists of Rudy Andeweg, Tom Louwerse, Tim Mickler and Cynthia van Vonno.

We invite papers that deal with the empirical study of parliaments and legislatures. As it proved successful in Dublin, Vienna, Munich and Basel the exact thematic and regional range of papers is deliberately broad.

We are inviting proposals:

  • either for individual papers
  • or for entire panels consisting of preferably four (or five) papers

Abstracts of proposed individual papers should be a maximum of 200 words. Proposals for panels should name a panel chair, discussant, include a panel abstract, the names and e-mail addresses of all proposed paper givers and include abstracts for the individual papers.

Paper proposals should be submitted via this form. Proposals for entire panels can be submitted here.

If you have a question, please e-mail us at


Deadline for submissions: January 7th 2019

Proposals will be evaluated by February 1st 2019

Further information about the conference programme and registration will follow soon at:

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