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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.
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Migration and Ethnicity
Established 2010 - Number of members: 424
The Standing Group covers broad research interests including, but not limited to, the following areas: Migrations from any disciplinary perspective; Inclusion, integration, or assimilation of immigrant populations; Politics and policies concerning refugees and forced displacement; Borders, borderlands, and border politics; Politics of diversity, xenophobia, racism and ethnic prejudice; Politics of accommodating indigenous ethnic minorities; Transnational and diaspora politics of immigrant-origin minorities; Ethnic conflict.
The Standing Group will provide a platform for scholars studying politics and policies concerning voluntary as well as forced migration and ethnicity to share insights, developments in research methods and perspectives, as well as develop new research co-operations and projects.
The Standing Group will ensure a platform for various scholars studying politics and policies of immigration and ethnicity to share insights, developments in research methods and perspectives and develop new research co-operations and projects.
Byelaws in addition to the Standing Group Framework
The Standing Group is governed by a Steering Committee (hereafter SC) consisting of five people. At least three of them must be affiliated to ECPR member institutions.
SC members are elected by and from Standing Group’s members and serve a three-year mandate. During the mandate, SC members are expected to be actively involved in all Standing Group activities (including participation in the Annual ECPR Conference) and to participate on a regular basis in the management of the group. There is no cap on the number of times a SC member can be re-elected. At the first meeting of the newly elected SC, a Chairperson is appointed. He/she must be an affiliate and will act, during the mandate, as the main point of contact between the Standing Group, the ECPR staff and the Executive Committee. During the first meeting of the newly elected SC, SC members will also jointly decide on a fair distribution of tasks and responsibilities between themselves in order to ensure an efficient coordination of Standing Group activities.