42nd ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops 2014

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  • 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.

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