The 42nd ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops organised by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) will be held April 10 – 15, 2014 in Salamanca, Spain.
The Joint Sessions of Workshops have been hosted annually in March or April in an array of different European cities since 1973. They have been referred to as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the ECPR and are recognised as one of the major highlights of the world’s political science calendar.
The workshops are designed to be a forum for substantive discussion on research in progress and collaboration among scholars. They are gatherings of approximately 15 to 20 participants from several different institutions, lasting for about 5 days. The topics of discussion are precisely defined, and only those scholars currently working in the workshop’s field are invited to participate.
The main objective of the workshops is to facilitate and encourage participation, equality and collaboration between younger and newer members of the profession, advanced students, and well-established professors. In order to achieve this, the size of each workshop is strictly limited. Each participant is expected to be carrying out research in the field of the workshop, so that he or she is both able to present a paper or research document for discussion, and participate in the discussion of the other papers presented.
Participants may attend only one workshop and should stay for the duration of the Joint Sessions. It is hoped that some of these workshops will lead to publications and the creation of permanent standing groups, in addition to continuing collaboration between members.
Workshops /Session Topics
The following workshops will be organised:
- Administrative Organisation and the Welfare State: Wicked Issues and the Challenges of Accountability, Legitimacy and Coordination
- Authority and Control in International Organisations
- Beyond Supply and Demand: Gender and Political Recruitment in Comparative Perspective
- Causes and Consequences of Judicial Selection and Turnover at the Supreme/High Court Level
- Climate Ethics and Climate Economics
- Constitutionalising Security: The Case of the EU
- Contemporary Meanings of Party Membership
- Defending or Damaging Democracy? The Establishment’s Reactions to Political Extremists in Liberal Democracies
- Democratic Regressions: Patterns and Causes
- Economic Recession, Democratic Recession?
- Gender, Representation, and Power in the Executive Branch
- Mapping the Emerging Hybrid World Order. How Global Governance Networks and Regimes Interact with Shifting Inter-State Hierarchies in Shaping Global Policies
- Methodological Challenges and Contradictory Results in the Study of Interest Groups
- National vs. Supranational Banking Supervision
- Political Capital and the Dynamics of Leadership: Exploring the Leadership Capital Index
- Political Clientelism and the Quality of Public Policy
- Political Organisation in Transformation? The Impact of State Regulation on Parties, Interest Groups and NGOs in Advanced Democracies
- Régime Legitimisation Through Institutional Reform: Analysing its Dimensions and Effectiveness
- Resources, Abilities, Motivation and What Else? Studying Inequalities in Political Knowledge in Democratic Systems
- Sharing Natural Resources in Times of Climate Change: Justice, Culture and Natural Resource Governance
- Sustainable Governance of Rural Areas: Chances, Challenges and Conflicts
- Systematising Comparison of Democratic Innovations: Advanced Explanations of the Emergence, Sustenance and Failure of Participatory Institutions
- Ten Years On: Evaluating Eastern Enlargement
- The Evolution of Parliamentarism and its Political Consequences
- The Power of Attraction: Competitive Identity in World Politics
For a detailed description and call please see the outlines on the panel list.
Grants and Participation Fees
The ECPR offers a Joint Sessions Young Scholars Grant and Joint Sessions Graduates Grant to graduate students from ECPR Member institutions. Funding contributions from the ECPR will be sent after the event. Participants wishing to receive an advance should request it from their home institution. Find out more in the Funding section.
Non-Member participants must pay an attendance fee of €450 for academics and €400 for students. ECPR cannot contribute to the expenses of Non-Members. Non-Member institutions will be invoiced by Central Services in advance of the Sessions. The invoice must be paid ahead of the Sessions, by the stated deadline.