RC01 - Concepts and Methods (C&M)


Zachary Elkins, University of Texas at Austin

Department of Government
University of Texas at Austin
158 W. 21 St. Stop A1800
Austin, TX 78712-1704
United States



Tobias Hofmann, University of Utah

Department of Political Science
University of Utah
332 South 1400 East, #223
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Unted States



Philippe Blanchard, University of Warwick, UK, p.blanchard@warwick.ac.uk

Erica Simmons, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA, essimmons@wisc.edu

Francisco Panizza, London School of Economics, UK,  f.e.panizza@lse.ac.uk

Frederic Schaffer, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA, schaffer@polsci.umass.edu

Jason Seawright, Northwestern University, USA, j-seawright@northwestern.edu

Robert Adcock, American University, USA, adcock@american.edu

Rodolfo Sarsfield, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico, rodolfo.sarsfield@uaq.mx

Rudra Sil,University of Pennsylvania, USA, rudysil@sas.upenn.edu

Simona Piattoni, University of Trento, Italy, simona.piattoni@unitn.it

Diego J. Gantus, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, djgantus@gmail.com



Recognised as research committee in 1976; also recognised as a research committee of the International Sociological Association and related group of the American Political Science Association; originally known as committee on conceptual and terminological analysis (COCTA).


Concepts and Methods (C&M) understands itself as an open and plural platform of discussion on basic conceptual and methodological problems in political science. It strives to promote discussions across quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods.