Elections, Citizens & 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.