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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

Our next one day workshop, twenty general panels, and the business meeting for the election of new officers will be held in conjunctions with the IPSA World Congress in Montreal, 18-24th July 2014.

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!

Pippa Norris and Donley Studlar

Latest news

Recent Announcements

  • Montreal program now available The Program Chair for IPSA-ECP, Prof. Susan Banducci,  has organized twenty panels for the Montreal World Congress 19-24th July 2014, and we have also arranged a business meeting ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2014, 4:29 PM by Pippa Norris
  • The risks of flawed and failed elections worldwide In many countries, polling day ends with disputes about ballot-box fraud, corruption, and flawed registers. Which claims are accurate? And which are false complaints from sore losers? New evidence ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2014, 7:04 AM by Pippa Norris
  • Panels confirmed for the Montreal World Congress Professor Susan Banducci, the IPSA-ECP Program Chair, has organized seventeen general panels for the research committee at the forthcoming IPSA World Congress in Montreal, 19-24th July 2014.  The ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2014, 3:59 PM by Pippa Norris
  • Call for papers: APSA 2014, Sydney, 28 Sept-1 Oct 2014. CALL FOR PAPER AND PANEL PROPOSALS  What: Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference  When:Sunday 28 September to Wednesday 1 October 2014  Where: University of Sydney, Australia Conference theme: Elections ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2013, 7:01 PM by Pippa Norris
  • Call for papers PSA-UK Manchester 14-16 April 2014 ELECTORAL INTEGRITY PANEL(S) –  UK POLITICAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE MANCHESTER - 14-16 APRIL 2014 CALL FOR PAPERS   Barely a month goes past when the outcome of some electoral process is ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2013, 7:33 AM by Pippa Norris
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