ECPR General Conference
University of Glasgow, Glasgow
3 - 6 September 2014

Featured Panels

Featured Panel 1 State, Migration and Protest in Transnational Perspective: Contributions from Political Sociology

Time 0900-1040 Thursday 4 September

Location Boyd Orr Building 709 A/B

This session will explore a number of substantive issues such as: the neo-liberal state, transnational migration and transnational protest movements, state and democratic power, from the perspective of political sociology. But it will also address the general question of what political sociology contributes to the study of these phenomena. By assembling the authors and editors of recent and forthcoming books published by the ECPR Press on these topics, we hope to be able to assess the state of the discipline and of the debates on these issues. Books to be discussed comprise: Niilo Kauppi (ed.) A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe; Alfio Mastropaolo, Is Democracy a Lost Cause?; Giuseppe Di Palma, The Modern State Subverted; Gianfranco Poggi, Varieties of Political Experience; Donatella Della Porta and Alice Mattoni (eds), Spreading Protest: Social Movements in Time of Crisis; and Adrian Favell,  Immigration, Integration and Mobility (forthcoming)

Chair Alexandra Segerberg

Adrian Favell, Sciences Po, Paris
Maria Kousis, University of Geneva
Alfio Mastropaolo, Università Degli Studi di Torino 
David Swartz, Boston University


Featured Panel 2 The Significance and Implications of the Scottish Independence Referendum

Time 1400-1540 - Thursday 4 September

Location Humanities Building LT

This panel will explore many of the major issues surrounding the Scottish independence question and its international significance. Five leading scholars in the analysis of Scottish and European devolution, institutions, public opinion and public policy will offer brief presentations in their area of expertise, though the majority of the roundtable will focus on addressing questions raised by the ECPR community of scholars in a Q&A format.

Chair: Christopher Carman, University of Glasgow

Margaret Arnott, University of the West of Scotland
John Curtice, University of Strathclyde
Charlie Jeffery, University of Edinburgh
Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen


Featured Panel 3 Lives in and for Political Science

Time 0900-1040 - Friday 5 September

Location Boyd Orr Building 709 A/B

The aim of this session is to reflect on the importance of life-long contributions to political science, and the way in which the work of some scholars has an impact on both substantive lines of research in politics but also on the way in which the discipline understands itself. The ECPR Press has recently published several volumes that, in different ways, assess the life-long contributions to political science of scholars such as Joni Lovenduski, Peter Mair, Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, and Richard Rose. The panel will be discussing their contribution to political science. Books to be discussed comprise: Rosie Campbell and Sarah Child (eds.), Deeds and Words: Gendering Politics after Lovenduski; Peter Mair, On Parties, Party Systems and Democracy: Selected Writings; Elinor Ostrom and Vincent Ostrom, Choice, Rules and Collective Action: The Ostroms on the Study of Institutions and Governance; Richard Rose, Learning about Politics in Time and Space.

Chair Peter Triantafillou, University of Roskilde 

Rosie Campbell, University of London, Birkbeck
Richard Rose, University of Strathclyde
Dario Castiglione, University of Exeter
Ian Budge, University of Essex





"Politics determines the process of "who gets what, when, and how"" - Harold Lasswell

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