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Meet the new SG-SEP Steering Committee 2019-2022

Meet the new SG-SEP Steering Committee 2019-2022

Stavroula Chrona
King’s College London

I am a Teaching Fellow in European and International Studies at King’s College London. My research lies on the intersection of political science and psychology. I am interested in the exploration of the psychological underpinnings of political behaviour focusing in particular on the effect of ideological dispositions, value orientations and emotions on citizens’ political judgements and decision-making processes. My current work is focused on the underpinnings of citizens’ participatory behaviour in authoritarian contexts (such as Turkey) as well as in contexts where populism is on the rise such as Greece and Italy. In the past, I have served as an elected board member of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) Early Careers Scholars Committee and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Graduate Student Network. I am very excited about the opportunity to serve the community of scholars that work on Southern European Politics as a member of the Steering Committee. I look forward to working with the rest of the Committee members in order to expand the activities of the Standing Group with the aim to enrich the academic network of scholars that research the complex political dynamics of Southern Europe.

E-mail: stavroula.chrona@kcl.ac.uk
Twitter: @StavroulaChrona

Bonnie Field
Bentley University

I am Professor and Chairperson of the Global Studies Department at Bentley University (in Waltham, Massachusetts, outside of Boston). I did my graduate work in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My research interests centre on political parties and political institutions in transitional and institutionalized democracies. I have published on minority governments, interparty relations in parliament, processes of candidate selection and political appointments, and regime democratization. Much of my work examines Spain. I am a local Affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University and an affiliated researcher at the Observatory of Coalition Governments in Spain, University of Barcelona. I have been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard, a visiting researcher at the Universities of Barcelona and Oslo, Faculty Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, Visiting Fellow at UCI’s Center for the Study of Democracy, and Fulbright Senior Researcher in Spain. I look forward to working to expand the Standing Group’s reach and activities with my Steering Committee colleagues.

E-mail: bfield@bentley.edu
Twitter: @BonnieNField

Susannah Verney
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

I am currently Associate Professor of European Integration and European Politics in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at NKUA and Affiliate Researcher at the School of Political and Social Sciences, University of Glasgow. Born British, I have lived and worked in Greece for over three decades and become a Greek citizen. Before joining the University of Athens, I was privileged to work in the Office of the Greek Ombudsman, participating in the exciting process of building a new institution in Greece and gaining insights into the workings of Greek public administration. In 1996 I participated in the founding editorial team of South European Society and Politics, becoming Editor in 1999 (from 2008 co-Editor with Anna Bosco). Through the journal and the related Routledge book series, I have worked for more than two decades to promote scholarly research into Southern Europe. As Convenor 2007-19, I have been proud to see SG-SEP develop into one of the major ECPR Standing Groups. I have worked to ensure a space for Southern Europe within ECPR by co-convening Sections at ECPR General Conferences (seven to date). I am looking forward to sharing my ‘knowhow’ with the new Steering Committee members and working with them to expand the Group’s activities.

E-mail: deplan@otenet.gr

Outcome of the Election for the New Steering Committee of SG-SEP

Outcome of the Election for the New Steering Committee of SG-SEP

The call for self-nominations to the new Steering Committee of the Standing Group on Southern European Politics was open from 12 April to 11 May 2019. During this period, three self-nominations were submitted for the three positions on the Steering Committee.

The following are therefore declared elected for the three-year term 2019-22:
• Stavroula Chrona
• Bonnie Field
• Susannah Verney

At its first meeting on 21 May, the new Steering Committee elected Susannah Verney as its Chair.

CFP: Elections in Southern Europe – Still Democratic? Turkey in Comparative Perspective

CFP: Elections in Southern Europe – Still Democratic? Turkey in Comparative Perspective

CALL FOR PAPERS

Panel for the Section on ‘Southern Europe: A Post-Crisis Zone?’ ECPR General Conference, University of Wroclaw, 4-7 September 2019

Elections in Southern Europe – Still Democratic? Turkey in Comparative Perspective

In the post-crisis period, we can observe a process called democracy decline, democratic backsliding or de-democratization in many countries, including South European states. It generally means the problems with keeping the principles of the liberal model of democracy. The aim of the proposed panel is to focus on one of the most important democratic institutions, i.e. elections (national – parliamentary and presidential as well as local) and investigate if they are currently also part of the aforementioned phenomenon, in other words – if there can be some doubt about the democratic characteristics of elections nowadays.

For full details, please click here.

CfP: POLITICAL DISCONTENT AND INTER-GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN SOUTHERN EUROPE

CfP: POLITICAL DISCONTENT AND INTER-GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN SOUTHERN EUROPE

CALL FOR PAPERS

Panel for the Section on ‘Southern Europe: A Post-Crisis Zone?’
ECPR General Conference, University of Wroclaw, 4-7 September 2019

POLITICAL DISCONTENT AND INTER-GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN SOUTHERN EUROPE

The panel aims to bring together researchers analysing political discontent in Southern Europe as well as the different facets of populism —right and left wing populism— with a special interest in the political behaviour of young cohorts compared to older generations.

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CfP: What Actually Happened? Analysing the 2019 Euroelections in Southern Europe

CfP: What Actually Happened? Analysing the 2019 Euroelections in Southern Europe

Call for Papers

Panel for the Section on ‘Southern Europe: A Post-Crisis Zone?’ ECPR General Conference, University of Wroclaw, 4-7 September 2019

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED? ANALYSING THE 2019 EUROELECTIONS IN SOUTHERN EUROPE

The main aim of the panel is to offer an in-depth comparative investigation of the electoral results of the European elections of 2019. Is the second-order election model as originally formulated by Reif & Schmitt (1980) confirmed or not?

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SG-SEP Section at the ECPR General Conference: Call for Panels and Papers

SG-SEP Section at the ECPR General Conference: Call for Panels and Papers

The Call for Panels and Papers for the SEP Section ‘Southern Europe: A Post Crisis Zone?’ at the ECPR General Conference in Wrocław is now open. The deadline for submissions is 18 February 2019.

For more information, please contact:
Susannah Verney, deplan@otenet.gr or Kerstin Hamann Kerstin.Hamann@ucf.edu

Please click here for full details

SG-SEP Section Proposal for ECPR@Wroclaw – Looking for Ideas

SG-SEP Section Proposal for ECPR@Wroclaw – Looking for Ideas

The next ECPR General Conference will take place at the University of Wroclaw on 4-7 September 2019. We’re in the process of putting together a proposal for a Section about Southern Europe on behalf of our SG and would welcome your ideas.

If you…

  • have some ideas about a possible theme or themes for our Section
  • have an idea for a panel for Wroclaw
  • have a particular piece of research you’d like to present as a paper

…then please do let us know. We will try to ensure that the final Section proposal will be as appealing as possible and will cover everyone’s research.

You can write to us at deplan@otenet.gr and/or Kerstin.Hamann@ucf.edu

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Susannah Verney and Kerstin Hamann

Section Convenors