Identity

Standing Group

Number of members: 244

Convenor

  • Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski (University of Wrocław)
  • Aleksandra Sojka (Universidad de Granada)
  • Soetkin Verhaegen (Stockholm University)
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Despite its complex nature, identity is of great relevance for social and political life. The more we seek to understand the causes and consequences of social change for politics, the more the dual character of identity as both an individual and collective phenomenon has proven to open up new perspectives in political science research. Therefore, exploration of identity is a promising and necessary strand of research in political science, which has a potential of crossing interdisciplinary boundaries. The ECPR Standing Group on Identity wishes to encourage social scientists of varying perspectives, distinct theoretical approaches and different methods to learn from each other by sharing their insights into the identity phenomenon and its impact on social and political life.

"Aristocracies … may preserve themselves longest, but only democracies, which refresh their ruling class, can expand" - Hugh Trevor-Roper


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