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Welcome to the IPSA Research Committee 23 on Elections, Citizens and Parties (IPSA-ECP)

Our mission

IPSA-ECP focuses on the analysis of elections and electoral systems, citizen activism, and political parties, within and across nation-states.   In a world rapidly moving towards elections as the main channel of political legitimacy for regimes worldwide, where the study of elections and parties is now truly global, the aim to is make sure that we advance scholarly research and scientific inquiry on elections, citizens and parties. Our aims are:
  • To identify common areas of scientific research on elections, citizens and parties;
  • To share information and exchange ideas on these subjects across national boundaries; 
  • To strengthen opportunities for future cooperation and scholarly collaboration around the world;
  • To stimulate understanding of elections, citizens and parties through activities such as organizing electronic networks, workshops, conferences, and publications.
We are a scholarly research committee organized within the International Political Science Association

The research committee held a one day workshop, twenty general panels, a drinks reception, and the business meeting for the election of new officers in conjunctions with the IPSA World Congress in Montreal, 18-24th July 2014

The business meeting elected three new officers to lead the section: Peter Siavelis (Chair), Anika Gauja (Vice-Chair), and Eric Belanger (Program Organizer). Other members of the executive board continue to serve for a second term. For details see the Executive Board.

Previous events include a two-day workshop at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 3-4 June 2013,  a one-day pre-APSA workshop in Chicago 28th August 2013, and a workshop, panels and business meeting held in Madrid 7-12th July 2012 in conjunction with the IPSA General Congress.  

This website includes resources for member and we hope that you find this useful. Comments, feedback and suggestions are most welcome!

Peter Siavelis  (Chair 2014-2016)  

Latest news

Recent Announcements

  • New release of the Perceptions of Electoral Integrity “Year in Elections, 2014” annual report and cumulative dataset 1 July 2012 to 31 December 2014. New evidence gathered by the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) has just been released in an annual report, The Year in Elections 2014, and the third release of the Perceptions of ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2015, 5:50 PM by Pippa Norris
  • One-day Pre-APSA Electoral Integrity Project workshop: 'What Works? Strengthening Electoral Integrity' Wednesday 2 September 2015, prior to APSA’s annual meeting: 9.00am – 7.00pm This workshop features panels, papers, special roundtables and interactive workgroups addressing a wide range of issues ...
    Posted Dec 27, 2014, 11:50 AM by Peter Siavelis
  • News from the Electoral Integrity Project See recent updates from the Electoral Integrity Project, including a report on activities at the 2014 Australian Political Studies Association Annual Meeting and calls for the pre-APSA Seventh EIP ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2014, 10:35 AM by Peter Siavelis
  • Call for papers: Pre-APSA San Francisco Workshop CALL FOR PAPERS San Francisco Workshop 2nd Sept 2015 on “What works? Strengthening Electoral Integrity”The seventh EIP Workshop will be held in San Francisco from 9.00 am to ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014, 7:40 AM by Pippa Norris
  • Election Law Journal Call for Papers The Election Law Journal, the leading interdisciplinary journal dedicated to scholarship in election law, policy, and administration,  welcomes new contributions.  Information about ELJ can be found at http://www.liebertpub ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2014, 1:05 PM by Pippa Norris
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