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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.
Professional training aimed at PhD students and early career scholars, providing the essential skills and advice needed to establish a successful career.
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 in a blog format.
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.
Our Standing Groups and Research Networks award prizes for exceptional achievement within their specialist fields.
Food Policy and Governance
Number of members: 110
This research network addresses topics that relate to food policy and food governance. This includes: agricultural trade; food security; food policy; global governance; EU agricultural policies; and, the connections between food and environment, energy, water, and markets. We are particularly interested in interactions and implementation issues across policy levels, including the role of trust, multi-stakeholder platforms, and collaboration.
Activities within the ECPR framework
•Organization of a yearly section at ECPR General Conferences
•Organization of a yearly Research Network meeting at ECPR General Conferences
•Development of a webblog
•Establish a LinkedIn network
•Development of social media presence, e.g. facebook, twitter and youtube
Network and dissemination activities
•Organization of stand-alone workshops
•Selected dissemination activities targeted to policy makers and practitioners
•Develop plans for a PhD workshop/summer school