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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 lecture 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 on demand or to stream via podcast channels.
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 Lectures
Number of members: 346
The Standing Group provides a venue for methodological discussions among European political scientists and interested scholars and students from adjoining disciplines.
The Group circulates information about new tools and approaches to studying political phenomena, promotes and facilitates cooperation on various methodological issues, broadly defined, and provides an organisational basis for supporting new initiatives in political methodology.
The Standing Group on Political Methodology aims at fostering and preserving quality, diversity and dialogue in the study of politics. It is based on a broad and encompassing view on methods and methodology, at all stages of the research process. We aim to:
The Standing Group promotes collaboration with sections of other political science associations and ECPR Standing Groups, as well as the ECPR Methods School to create an open forum of dialogue.
Byelaws in addition to the Standing Group Framework