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