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 next major event will be at the IPSA World Congress in Istanbul 23-28 July 2016 - see the Latest News for details.
Previously 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.
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)
We are pleased to announce that the IPSA Executive Committee has selected the historic city ofPoznań as the new host city for the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science to be held at thePoznań Congress Center from . It will be the first IPSA World Congress to be held in Eastern Europe.
Poznań is one of the oldest cities in Poland, dating from the 10th and 11th centuries. It is an ideal location for the 2016 IPSA World Congress, as an affordable university town with a quarter of its population being students. The Adam Mickiewicz University, in particular, has a strong international presence. In 2008 Poznań hosted the 11,000 delegates attending the UN Climate Change Conference. There are good air connections to Poznań from European airports such as Copenhagen and Frankfurt as well as excellent rail connections, for example from Berlin and Warsaw. The Congress Centre is conveniently located for the many cultural offerings of the old city as well as for transport and hotels. There was strong support for the bid from the Polish Political Science Association. Read More
World Congress Relocating!
The 24th World Congress of Political Science, organized by International Political Science Association (IPSA) will be moved from Istanbul to a new host city in Europe. The decision has been made on February 25, 2016 by the IPSA Executive Committee, in coordination with the Turkish Political Science Association and the Local Organizing Committee in Turkey. The new host city will be announced by 25 March 2016.
The main theme of the Congress (Politics in a World of Inequality) a...See More
RC--23 Sponsored Panels for IPSA have been finalized!!!
Click here for complete listing
Chairs: Pippa Norris (Harvard and Sydney Universities) and Svend-Erik Skaaning
Discussant: Dr Alessandro Nai (University of Sydney)
Co-sponsored by the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) and the Variety of
Democracies (V-Dem) project
Paper proposals: In this closed panel, we invite you to submit a paper proposal and
abstract that either i) use expert surveys in comparative politics and related social
sciences to develop new ways of testing the validity of expert survey data;
ii) use meta analysis to compare expert perceptual surveys standards, methods,
and techniques in terms of validity, reliability and legitimacy to other sources
of information; or (iii) propose codes of conduct and good practice for conducting
Submission deadline: 5pm EST 2 November 2015
Submit paper proposals:
For more details see:
Queries to: electoralintegrity [at] gmail.com Attn: Lisa Fennis, Project Coordinator
CALL FOR PAPERSElections and Political Parties in South Asia, 7-9 Dec 2015.
University of Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India
Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India & IPSA-ECP
The theme of the 2016 edition is “Politics in a World of Inequality”.
The website for the 24th World Congress of Political Science is now accepting panel proposals (open and closed). Please visit http://www.ipsa.org/istanbul2016 for complete details on the congress and its main themes, as well as important deadlines and submission guidelines.