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PhD student on ‘Populism and Democratic Defence in Europe’ (Lund University)

PhD student on ‘Populism and Democratic Defence in Europe’ (Lund University)

PhD student in Political Science, Populism and Democratic Defence in Europe Lund University, Department of Political Science Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education…

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CfP: Our Section at the ECPR Conference in Innsbruck

CfP: Our Section at the ECPR Conference in Innsbruck

 Call for panels and papers  Section 14: Concepts, Practices, Actions: Theories, Methodologies and Techniques of analysing Politics beyond the Nation State  ECPR General Conference 2020  26-28 August, Innsbruck, Austria  Section Chair: Claudia Wiesner (University of Applied Sciences, Fulda)  Section Co-Chair: Kristin Anabel Eggeling (University of Copenhagen)  This Section is endorsed by the Standing Group ‘Political Concepts’, and supported by the Standing Group on International Relations and the Standing Group on Political Sociology  In the last decade, political science and its…

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New publisher and website for Redescriptions!

New publisher and website for Redescriptions!

The flagship journal of our Standing Group has now a new publisher and a brand-new website. Redescriptions: Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory is now published by Helsinki University Press under its new revolutionary policy “Open Access without author fees”! Check it out here: https://journal-redescriptions.org Presenters of papers at our Standing Group conference panels, workshops and other events are strongly encouraged to submit their articles for publication to Redescriptions. For more info, please contact Kari Palonen and Anthoula Malkopoulou.

The Democracy Matrix goes online!

The Democracy Matrix goes online!

Simultaneous to the start of the new homepage, the Democracy Matrix Research Project team published the first version of the Democracy Matrix dataset. The Democracy Matrix (DeMaX) is a tool for measuring democratic quality. Drawing on data from the Varieties-of-Democracy-Project (V-Dem), the Democracy Matrix covers more than 170 countries in the period between 1900 and 2017. Thus, the DeMaX presents itself as an alternative to common measurement concepts. If you want to learn more about the research project of the…

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We are now on Facebook and Twitter!

We are now on Facebook and Twitter!

We are very glad to announce that both our official Facebook page and Twitter account are now launched! You can follow us @EcprG on Twitter and check our Facebook page at fb.me/EcprPoliticalConcepts. Both accounts are open to members of the Standing Group to promote their works and announce any upcoming events. Just drop in a message and we will happily share. We will also use these accounts to share announcements related to the Standing Group and promote further interaction between…

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Successful presence in Hamburg!

Successful presence in Hamburg!

The ECPR General Conference 2018, held in 22-25 August, was a great success for the members of the Political Concepts Standing Group. We had a strong presence with nine panels in our own Section. The Section was organized by Rieke Trimcev (Greifswald) and Rosario Lopez (Malaga) and numerous papers were presented on a wide range of themes such as the concept of politics in post-war political science, conservatism between politics and philosophy, and conceptualizing inter-parliamentary politics. Many thanks to our…

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Welcome to the new Standing Group website!

Welcome to the new Standing Group website!

As the Standing Group was recently founded, we are very happy to launch our new website! Our aim is to make it your regular reference point when searching for practical information related to research on political concepts in Europe and beyond!