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Past conferences, joint sessions and workshops

General Conferences

ECPR General Conference 2017
We would also like to inform you that our standing group has submitted a section proposal "Democracy for Realists in a comparative perspective", chaired by Hanna Wass and Kees Aarts, for the ECPR General Conference 2017, to be held in Oslo, September 6–9.

2016 ECPR General Conference
Charles University, Prague,7-10 September 2016
Sections that were initiated by the standing group:
Public Opinion and Voting Behavior in Congested and Contested Political Arena

2015 9th ECPR General Conference
Université de Montréal 26 - 29 August 2015

The two sections that were initiated by the standing group received a lot of paper applications (both around 70 each) and we were offered additional panels by ECPR. They will comprise 13 and 12 panels. Here are the links for these panels:

The Study of Elections: Comparative Perspectives, Methodological Challenges

Public Opinion, Political Attitudes and Values

2014 8th ECPR General Conference
Glasgow, 2014
Changing Patterns of Electoral Competition and Voting Behaviour
Section Chairs
Romain Lachat, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Lorenzo De Sio,LUISS University

2013 7th ECPR General Conference
Sciences Po Bordeaux, 5 - 7 September 2013

Comparative Public Opinion and Elections
Section chairs:
Susan Banducci, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Rachel Gibson, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

European elections, Euroscepticism and the media
Section chairs:
Wouter van der Brug, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Olga Gyarfasova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

2011 6th ECPR General Conference
University of Iceland, Reykjavik
25-27 August 2011

Old and new models in electoral research. Comparative perspectives.
Section chairs:
Oddbjørn Knutsen, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
Marina Costa Lobo, Institute for Social Research, University of Lisbon

Mass Politics in the EU: Public Opinion, Elections, and Referendums.
Section chairs:
Oliver Treib, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
Catherine de Vries, University of Amsterdam
Andreas Wimmel, Institute for Advanced Studies

2009 5th ECPR General Conference
New Ways in Electoral Research: Voting Behaviour, and the Electoral Context in Comparative Perspective
Section chairs:
Kees Aarts, Twente University, Netherlands
Sigrid Roßteutscher, University of Frankfurt, Germany

Perspectives on the Radical Right
(supported also by two additional standing groups)

Section chairs:
Kai Arzheimer, Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Elisabeth Carter, University of Keele

2007 Pisa
The two founders of the standing group initiated a section that was accepted before the standing group was established.

Voting behaviour and electoral institutions in a comparative perspective
Section chairs:
Oddbjørn Knutsen, University of Oslo
Gabor Toka, University of Oxford

ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops

The following workshops have been supported by the standing group and accepted by ECPR.

ECPR Joints Sessions 2017
Our standing group is organizing a workshop Health and Political Behavior at the ECPR Joints Sessions 2017 in Nottingham April 25–30. The panel is chaired by Hanna Wass (University of Helsinki) and Elisabeth Gidengil (Mcgill University). The deadline for paper proposals is December 1. If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the panel chairs. The list of workshops also include many close to the scope covered in our standing group, such as “A Closely Coupled Tango? Interactions between Electoral and Protest Politics”, “Political Incivility in Parliament, Party Competition and Political Communication”, “Political Leadership and Democratic Innovations: Primaries, Intra-Party Democracy and their Impact on Political Elites”, “Political Parties as Arena for Descriptive Representation” “Rethinking Intra-Party Cohesion in Time of Party Transformation” and “The Influence of Radical Right Populist Parties on Policy-Making in Europe”. Paper proposals should be submitted by 1 December via MyECPR.

2015 Joint Sessions of Workshops, Warsaw
Accountability without Parties? The Effects of Dealignment on Accountability in Electoral Decision-Making
Workshop directors:
Ruth Dassonneville, University of Leuven
André Blais, Université de Montréal

What Citizens Want From Democracy: Popular Attitudes to Existing Political Processes and their Alternatives
Workshop directors:
Ben Seyd, University of Kent
Åsa von Schoultz, Mid-Sweden University

2014 Joint Sessions of Workshops, Salamanca
Defending or Damaging Democracy? The Establishment’s Reactions to Political Extremists in Liberal Democracies
Workshop directors:
Joost van Spanje University of Amsterdam
Macia Taylor, ECPR Central Services
Michael Minkenberg, Europa-Universität Viadrina

2013 Joint Sessions of Workshops in Mainz
Electoral Competitiveness in Cross-National Research: Challenges and New Directions for Research
Workshop directors:
Susan Banducci, University of Exeter
Heiko Giebler, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Sylvia Kritzinger, University of Vienna

2012 Joint Sessions of Workshops in Antwerp
Policy Feedback, Political Behaviour, and Democratic Citizenship in European Welfare States
Workshop directors:
Staffan Kumlin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Institute for Social Research, Oslo, Norway
Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen, University of Konstanz, Germany and University of Berne, Switzerland

2011 Joint Sessions of Workshops in St. Gallen
Issue Congruence and Policy Responsiveness in European Governance”
Workshop directors:
Christine Arnold, University of Maastricht
Mark Franklin, European University Institute.

2010 ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops in Westälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Electoral Change in the 21st Century: Dealignment or Realignment?
Workshop directors:
Wouter van der Brug, University of Amsterdam
Sylvia Kritzinger, University of Vienna:

Personality and Voter Turnout.
Workshop directors:
Aina Gallego, BARCELONA, Universitat Autònoma de
André Blais, Université de Montréal

Disassembling Populism (and Putting it Back Together Again). Collaborative Empirical Research on Interactions among Populism’s Attributes.
Workshop directors:
Ann-Cathrine Jungar, Södertörn University
Kevin Deegan-Krause, Department of Political Science, Comenius University Faculty of Arts

Other Conferences

2012 Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) conference
University of Oxford, from 7th to 9th September

IPSA World Congress of Political Science
Madrid 8-12 July 2012

4th Conference of the European Survey Research Association
Lausanne, Switzerland
18-22 July 2011

EPOP Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
Section of the Political Studies Association
2011 Annual Conference, University of Exeter, 9-11 September 2011.

EPOP Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
Section of the Political Studies Association
2010 Annual Conference; University of Essex, September 10-12, 2010

APSA Division on Elections and Voting Behaviour
Congress 3-6 September 2009

European Survey Research Association in Warsaw, June 29- July 3