EPOP 2012 Call for papers

The 2012 Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) conference will be held at the University of Oxford, from 7th to 9th September. The conference organisers invite proposals for paper presentations and panels to be submitted by email to epop2012@sociology.ox.ac.uk by 20th April.

We are interested in receiving proposals relating to any aspect of the fields of public opinion, elections and parties research, on the UK, other countries or with a comparative perspective. Our main interest is to feature high quality, rigorous research regardless of methodological approach.

Paper proposals should provide a title, abstract (up to 200 words), 5 keywords, the names and affiliations of all authors, and the email address of the corresponding author.

Panel proposals should include details (as above) of 3 or 4 papers on the same theme, together with the details and email address of the panel convenor. Panel proposals may also include suggestions for a chair, but these are not required.

The timetable for proposals and registration are as follows.

Friday 20th April - Deadline for paper proposals
Monday 14th May - Draft programme published
Monday 11th June - Deadline for paper presenters to be registered
Saturday 30th June - Deadline for regular rate conference registration
Monday 6th August - Final deadline for all conference registration

Further details of the conference and updates, including a link to the booking and registration page, are available at www.sociology.ox.ac.uk/epop2012

There will be a small number of bursaries for graduate students available.

EPOP is the largest specialist group of the Political Studies Association of the UK. Details of how to join EPOP are at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/offer/fbep-so.asp.

Stephen Fisher (Convenor)
on behalf of the organising committee