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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.
Inspired by Harbour House, our HQ which provides a literal and metaphorical ‘home’ for the ECPR family, this series seeks to open doors to some of the most pressing issues and challenges in the discipline.
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.
Digital content from across our activities and community: lectures, seminars and discussions available to stream via our podcast
or watch on demand.
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.
Groups and Networks
Joint Sessions of Workshops
The House Series
A maximum of 20 PhD
students may participate. Participants should most preferably be at least one
year into their studies. The purpose of this summer school is to bring
together and train a group of PhD students in theoretical, empirical and
research-strategic issues on the subject matter, as well as encourage the
exchange of their expertise. Additionally, the aim is to support the
participants in furthering their research projects. The PhD Summer School
invites political science applicants who specialise in various sub-disciplines,
including EU studies, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Public
The topics presented during the morning sessions
school offers support on issues relating to the individual projects. In this
respect, students are expected to circulate their paper before each presentation,
and each presentation will be assigned to a discussant/lecturer that is
supposed to prepare a number of specific comments. All of the students’
presentations will be followed by substantive discussions about how to improve
their research theoretically and with regards to the case studies and the
To apply, please send in one PDF file:
May 2014 to Ms. Maja Olszewska at email@example.com. All applicants will be informed about the
results of the selection by 15 May 2014 at the latest.