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4th ECPR General Conference, Pisa
6-8 September 2007
Standing Group: "Forms of Participation"
Quantitative and qualitative methods for the study of new and old
forms of political
Chairs: Moses Boudourides ([log in to unmask]), Luigi Ceccarini
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This panel focuses on methodological issues related to political
participation and its
transformations. It welcomes papers from scholars who have conducted
or are currently
involved in conducting research on political participation and have
tested (or defined) new
measures or have revisited the classical ones in their studies of
collective action and its
expressions. In particular, the panel will address the following
topics: new hypotheses and
new theoretical perspectives for explaining current participation and
adaptation of classical concepts theoretically and methodologically
for the study of new
democracies; innovative operational definitions of concepts related to
typologies that include the traditional as well as "emerging" forms of
collectivistic actions like political consumerism and modes of
e-participation, and how the
Internet and Internet-based methods can be used to study political
Guidelines and deadlines for participants
Prospective participants should contact the chairs of the panel in
which they are interested, bearing in mind that they will be expected
to present a paper and should, therefore, be conducting advanced
research in that particular area.
Deadline for applications to panels: 31 January 2007.
An application to participate should include a short summary of the
proposed paper (maximum 250 words).
Panel directors will inform applicants as to whether they have been
accepted shortly after the deadline for applications has passed.
Confirmation of participation by those accepted should be made to them
as soon as possible, so that if there are any spaces, people on
reserve lists can be offered places.
Once accepted, paper givers should complete the GC3 form and send it
to their panel chair as an email attachment.
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