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7th ECPR Summer School on Interest Group Politics

University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen , Denmark
30 June, 2016 - 8 July, 2016
Application Deadline: 30 April, 2016

The 7th ECPR Summer School on Interest Group Politics focuses on interest groups and their impact on policy agendas and public policy. Through a variety of courses taught by renowned interest group scholars, students will learn about the different stages of the lobbying process involving interest group strategies and group influence on public policy-making.

The summer school provides students with advanced training in the latest theoretical approaches and in cutting-edge methods applied in the study of interest groups. In addition, the summer school will connect students to an international forum of researchers and enable them to build an academic network with other junior and senior scholars in interest group research.

Students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research to get feedback from the instructors and the other students. To do so, students are required to submit a research paper of about 6,000 to 8.000 words in advance of the summer school. The best paper will be awarded a prize by the conveners of the ECPR Summer School.

Basic Requirements
The summer school is open to PhD students, research master students and advanced master students from political science, public administration or related areas. A limited number of practitioners can participate as well. A basic requirement is that all applicants should have completed introductory courses in political and administrative sciences at the BA-level.

Students are expected to present parts of their own research, preferably in the form of a research paper (6,000 to 8,000 words). Exceptionally we will also accept project proposals. Students should submit their papers or research proposals by June 15.

The course fee without accommodation is 250€ and includes course materials. The fee including eight nights in Hotel Cabin Copenhagen is 700€. Travel costs and costs for food (including breakfast) are not included.

Summer School Course: 250€
Summer School Course (Including accommodation): 700€ (8 nights)

Application and Registration Procedure
Please submit your CV, a one-page motivation letter and an abstract of the paper you want to present at the Summer School to phdcourses@ifs.ku.dk by April 30, 2016 at the latest. Eligible candidates will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis and applicants are therefore encouraged to submit their application as early as possible. Once the course is fully booked, we will open a waiting list for late applicants. Your registration will be confirmed once your application is accepted by the Summer School coordinator and your payment is received.

Further Information
For further information about the program or to submit your application, please write us at phdcourses@ifs.ku.dk or contact either Anne Rasmussen, email: ar@ifs.ku.dk or Arndt Wonka, email: awonka@bigsss.uni-bremen.de.

The annual conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties 2016

University of Kent
Kent, United Kingdom
9 September, 2016 - 11 September, 2016
Application Deadline: 30 April, 2016
Organised by:
University of Kent

The annual conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) group will be held 9th – 11th September 2016, at the University of Kent.

People wishing to present their research at the conference should submit a paper title and abstract (max 300 words) to: epop@kent.ac.uk. Proposals for themed panels (identifying two or more papers/panelists) are also welcome. The deadline for all submissions is 30th April.

Accepted papers and panels will be notified in mid-May, when a full conference programme will be published.

Conference rates are available on the registration page. Conference registration will be open in mid-May when accepted paper-givers will be notified.

We will be running a pre-conference workshop on the morning of Friday 9th September, on ‘Using Experiments in Political Science’. The workshop is aimed at PhD students and junior researchers, although is open to all EPOP participants. The workshop will be led by Professor Raymond Duch, of the Centre for Experimental Social Sciences at Oxford University.

Any questions about the conference should be directed to Ben Seyd: B.J.Seyd@kent.ac.uk