Call for papers and panels

The Standing Group on Parliaments of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) will host its 6th conference as a virtual event on Thursday July 1st  and Friday July 2nd 2021. This is an inspiring, focused and extremely useful conference for all those interested in studying legislatures. There is no regional or methodological restriction.

6th Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments

1-2 July 2021 Virtual Event

Due to the ongoing restrictions, uncertainties, and dangers in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic, we will, unfortunately, postpone the in-person event to (most likely) 2022. Still, we want to offer legislative scholars the opportunity to (virtually) come together and to present and discuss their work.

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 ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments (SGoP) invites you to submit your proposals for the conference in 2021. We invite papers that deal with the empirical study of parliaments and legislatures. As it proved successful in Dublin, Vienna, Munich, Basel and Leiden, 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 and panel submission is open via the ECPR website

Deadline for submissions: April 20th 2021

Proposals will be evaluated by April 27th 2021

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