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We are the leading scholarly society concerned with the research and teaching of political science in Europe, headquartered in the UK with a global membership.
Our groups and networks are pushing the boundaries of specialist sub-fields of political science, helping to nurture diversity and inclusivity across the discipline.
This unique event has helped tens of thousands of scholars over nearly five decades hone research, grow networks and secure publishing contracts.
An engaging platform for discussion, debate and thinking; Europe's largest annual gathering of political scientists from across the globe.
A comprehensive programme of cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative methodological training delivered by experts across two annual events.
Professional training aimed at PhD students and early career scholars, providing the essential skills and advice needed to establish a successful career.
Our Standing Groups organise a range of annual events, including summer schools, conferences and workshops, open to all.
Our highly regarded peer-reviewed journals, produced in partnership with the world's leading academic publishers, share the best scholarly thinking.
Through our imprint ECPR Press and via the OUP Comparative Politics book series, we publish research by, and for the political science community.
Sharp analyses of topical news from a political science perspective, research summaries and the latest expert thinking in a blog format.
Our members are universities across the globe and the scholars who work and study within them; membership benefits both the individual and the institution.
We have a range of funding schemes to help progress individual careers and to support the wider development of the discipline.
From distinguished scholars to exceptional PhD students, our prizes recognise service and achievement across the profession.
Our Standing Groups and Research Networks award prizes for exceptional achievement within their specialist fields.
Joint Sessions of Workshops
Standing Groups' Prizes
Publishing the very best new thinking in the field is a key mission of the ECPR. Not only does this advance the discipline as a whole, but it provides opportunities for scholars within our community to both read and publish cutting edge new research, thus enhancing their own careers.
Our publishing programme is broad and diverse across a range of media, from highly cited research and professional journals to well-established book series and a blog platform sharing topical news and analyses within and beyond academe. We work in partnership with seven of the world’s leading academic and university presses; these collaborations enable us to remain at the cutting edge of scholarly publishing and in turn continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our members.
We are working closely with our publishing partners to ensure all our journals continue to provide opportunities to publish for all within the context of a changing landscape and initiatives such as PlanS. In order to support our members in meeting funding mandates, all our journals provide opportunities to publish Green open access, with the PRX offering Gold OA at a deeply discounted cost to members.
Getting published and maximising the impact of that opportunity is vital for early career scholars, so we provide both practical support and advice on this at our professional events, and roundtables and seminars on the subject at our General Conference. All our publications are edited by scholars from across our membership community, providing opportunities to lead and shape the discipline with full institutional support.
The very best thinking in comparative European politics from across the discipline.
A unique and extensive resource compiled by experts - free to access and download
Publishes opinion, debates and research notes exploring professional matters.
Our generalist research journal representing the diversity of political science.
A new journal following in ECPR traditions of excellence but fully Gold Open Access.
Our leading journal in the field of International Relations from across the community.
A renowned book series, dealing with contemporary government and politics.
Our own imprint publishing the very best research across a number of book series