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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.
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Knowledge and Governance
Established 2015 - Number of members: 291
Supporting research in the emerging field of knowledge and governance. There is a growing body of scholarship in political science and IR exploring the relationship between science/knowledge and governance/politics/policy-making. Knowledge and Governance provides a forum for networking, training and support of research in this area, covering such topics as: the role of ideas in policy-making, the political uses of science, expertise and knowledge, the social construction of policy problems and responses, monitoring and measurement of policy performance, the transnationalisation of knowledge networks, the politics and ethics of the 'participatory turn' and knowledge democratisation and studies of the tools, actors and organisations involved in the production and utilisation of knowledge in policymaking.
The Steering Committee of the Standing Group on Knowledge and Governance will comprise of four elected members. In addition to the role of Chair, a Co-Chair will also be nominated from the members of the steering committee. The Co-Chair will have co-equal rights and duties.