5th Winter School Leuven-Montreal

Event Information

City
Leuven
Country
Belgium
Date
End Date
Synopsis

The Winter School is jointly organized by the Universities of Montréal and Leuven, and is supported by the ECPR Standing Group on Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship.

The fifth edition of the Leuven-Montreal Winter School on Elections will take place at the University of Leuven (Belgium) from 1 to 9 March 2019. The Winter School offers courses for PhD students working on elections and voting behaviour.

TOPICS OF THE 5TH WINTER SCHOOL

  • Political parties and elections.
  • Political conflict in Europe and electoral behaviour.
  • Electoral campaigns from the analogue to the digital age.
  • The social dimension of voter turnout.
  • The effect of electoral campaigns
  • Economic voting; an update of classic insights.
  • Voters and parties in a context of volatility.

VENUE
Huis Bethlehem, Schapenstraat 34, 3000 Leuven, Belgium: Location on Google Maps

FEE
The tuition fee for the Winter School is 360 euro. This includes the lectures, texts and catering but not housing.

Please note that by participating to the Winter school, you agree with the conditions of the university: "I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understood the terms and conditions as provided in the KU Leuven Continuing Education - General terms and conditions for registration, and I agree to all of the terms."

Payment instructions will follow, please note that your payment should reach us by February 18, 2019.

ACCREDITATION AND GRADING
Successful participation in the Winter School will be fully accredited (6 ECTS). Additionally, students who require a grade will be evaluated according to the  following three requirements; participation in the discussions of the seminar (25%), oral presentation of the student paper (25%), and the quality of the student paper as revised no later than 6 weeks after the end of the course (50%). This revision should reflect the recommendations given during the seminar.

DEADLINES
Applications: 21 December 2018
Final paper (after acceptance): 16 February 2019
Payment of registration fee before 18 February 2019
Submission of your paper by e-mail to election.winter.school@gmail.com before 18 February 2019