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Please see below our call for network-related projects at the ECPR in Canada, August 2015. Hope to see you there!


Kathryn Oliver

Dr Kathryn Oliver

Provost Fellow in Knowledge and Policy Networks

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New directions in evidence-based policy research: a critical analysis of the literature

Kathryn Oliver, Theo Lorenc, Simon Innvær

Health Research Policy and Systems 2014, 12:34 (14 July 2014)


The Standing Group on Political Networks of the European Consortium for Political Research-ECPR invites proposals for papers and full panels to be included in the program of the 9th ECPR General Conference, to be hosted on 26 - 29 August 2015 at the University of Montréal, Canada.

This section aims to bring together methodological, theoretical or empirical papers investigating the role of networks in political and policy processes. We particularly welcome contributions to the following three panel topics:

  • Policy Networks (contact: Kathryn Oliver;[log in to unmask]): This panel solicits empirical and theoretical papers on the role of networks in policy processes, especially comparative or methodologically innovative approaches.
  • Social Movements and Social Media (contact: Kathryn Oliver or Franziska Keller; [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]):this panel assembles studies on the role of networks in online and offline mobilization.
  • Political Elites (contact: Franziska Keller; [log in to unmask]): this panel brings together researchers examining the interactions and relations between elites in one or several countries.


If you are interested in proposing a paper on one of the topics listed above, please contact the corresponding organizer by February 1st, 2015. Alternatively, you are also welcome to propose a standalone paper, or a full panel on another topic. Anyone wishing to propose a standalone paper will need to propose it to a specific Section then, if accepted, the Section chair will allocate it to the appropriate Panel. As for Panel proposals, they must include a minimum of four Papers and each Paper must include the Paper title, an abstract and author(s) details.


The procedure for submission is outlined below. Although the call for full panels and individual papers will remain open until 16 February 2014 on the ECPR website (http://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=94) proposals to specific panels should be mailed by February 1st in order to allow the time to coordinate the organizers’ efforts.


Please feel free to contact the SG chairs Kathryn Oliver ([log in to unmask])or Franziska Keller([log in to unmask]) for further information.

Submission Procedure and further details*
*From the ECPR website:

Proposers of Panels or papers need not belong to an ECPR member institution, but they must  create a free MyECPR account


As Europe's biggest political science conference, the ECPR's General Conference gathers scholars from across the world to discuss key areas of this discipline. The conference follows a traditional format with the Academic Programme consisting of lectures, Roundtables and themed Sections and Panels on topical subjects. Each Panel will include 4 – 5 Papers to be presented and discussed. The Programme will be very broad with Sections covering all the main areas of political science, political theory, international relations and European studies. You can present and discuss your work or simply observe and become involved in other elements of the programme.


Call for Full Panels and individual Papers

The call for Panels and individual Papers is now open. This stage of the process is open to all participants, but please note that all participants must have a MyECPR account. Individuals can propose a Panel including 4 – 5 Papers or propose individual Papers to a particular Section. Further information explaining the stages in detail can be found in the Guidelines.


When proposing a Panel/Paper please note that:

  • Panel proposals must include a minimum of four Papers and each Paper must include the Paper title, an abstract and author(s) details.
  • A standalone Paper can be proposed to a specific Section. If accepted, the Section chair will then allocate it to the appropriate Panel.
  • Please note that there will not be a subsequent separate call for Papers.

If you have any further queries about the General Conference, please email the events team at generalconference@ecpr.eu.


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