ECPR Summer School on Parliaments

Humboldt University of Berlin
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The aim of the Summer School on Parliaments is to provide a mechanism for young scholars of national, regional and/or trans-national parliaments to enhance their theoretical and analytical toolkit as well as receive feedback from leading academics on their particular research agenda. In addition the programme will provide an opportunity for participants to network with each other and with more senior, well established, legislative scholars. The 2017 School builds on the success of the 2010 (Bamberg), 2012 (Lisbon)  and 2014 (Brussels) summer schools. This year the summer school is co-organized with Humboldt University of Berlin.

The summer school takes place over two approximately two weeks. The programme is built around a series of guest instructors who are leading scholars of comparative legislative studies. Thus, a different instructor will lead the discussion of a different topic each day. We plan a series of eight key themes (one for each teaching day of the Summer school), each lead by a scholar writing and researching in that area. As such, the focus is rarely on one legislature but on topics that are typically core to understanding any legislature.

Faculty teaching at the Summer School:

  • Stefanie Bailer (University of Basel)
  • Bjørn Høyland (University of Oslo)
  • Heike Klüver (Humboldt University of Berlin)
  • Thomas Leeper (LSE)
  • Shane Martin (University of Essx)
  • Thomas Saalfeld (University of Bamberg)
  • Kaare Strøm (UC San Diego)
  • Lena Wängnerud (University of Gothenburg)
  • Francesco  Zucchini (University of Milan)

Application and Registration Procedure:
Please submit your CV, a one-page motivation letter and a short abstract of the paper you want to present at the Summer School to  by May 1st 2017.

Eligible candidates will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis. 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.

Course Fee:
The participation fee for the summer school is € 350. This covers lunch on teaching days and a farewell dinner, but /not /accommodation costs. Details on registration and payment will be announced at a later stage.


  • Tom Louwerse (Leiden University)
  • Thomas Saalfeld (University of Bamberg)
  • Heike Klüver (Humboldt University of Berlin)