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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 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 next major event will be the IPSA 25th World Congress in Brisbane, Australia, from 21-26 July 2018 featuring a series of IPSA-ECP research committee panels, the business meeting and a social reception for members. 



IPSA-ECP in Brisbane 21-26 July 2018

The 25th IPSA World Congress will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from 21-26 July 2018. The call for panels and papers is open until 10 October 2017. Our research committee will organise a series of dedicated and co-sponsored panels for this event - stay tuned for more information. 



In addition, IPSA-ECP will hold its business meeting to discuss activities and elect new officers. Please contact the chair if you would like to stand for election or nominate colleagues for executive office.

If not yet a member, you are invited to join this lively community of scholars and to come to all our events in Poznan! There is no membership fee so just sign up online to be added to our communication network and notification of future events. We have over 470 members active via Facebook (see membership).