Archive for July, 2013

Workshop: Voting experiments: Call for papers


Workshop: Voting experiments
When: March 27-28, 2014
Where : Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada.
Organizers: André Blais (UdM), Jean-François Laslier (Paris School of Economics and CNRS) and Karine Van der Straeten (Toulouse School of Economics and CNRS)
Sponsor: Making Electoral Democracy Work (
Synopsis: The study of how citizens vote within different electoral contexts is a rapidly growing focus of Political Science and Economics research. One of the aims of the Making Electoral Democracy Work (MEDW) project is to examine, through experimental methods, how the rules of the game (especially the electoral system) and the electoral context (especially the competitiveness and salience of an election) influence voters’ and parties’ behavior during elections. The purpose of the workshop is to present voting experiments conducted within and outside the MEDW project and to discuss the methodological issues associated with this type of experiments.
Submission: Proposals should include the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of authors, the title and a two-page abstract, or the full paper if available. We plan to edit a book with some of the workshop contributions. Proposals should be submitted online by 1 October 2013 via Queries may be sent to one of the organizers. Those selected will be notified of their inclusion in the program by 1 November 2013. There is no registration fee, and travel and subsistence costs will be covered.
About the sponsor: Making Electoral Democracy Work is an international collaborative project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada under the direction of André Blais. The project brings together a team of economists, political scientists, and psychologists from Canada, Europe, and the United States to undertake an ambitious study of the impact of electoral rules on the functioning of democracy.
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Assistant Professor in International Organizations (University of Mannheim)


The School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a
Assistant Professor in International Organizations (W1).
We seek a scholar with an innovative research agenda and internationally visible publications in the field of International Organizations. The assistant professorship (Juniorprofessur) should be committed to teaching on the B.A. and M.A./Ph.D. programs in political science. Contributions to the research activities at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and the Collaborative Research Center ‘Political Economy of Reforms’ (SFB 884) are expected. We explicitly welcome teaching in the social science doctoral program (taught in English) of the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS).
Candidates are required to have successfully completed their graduate studies and received an excellent doctoral degree in the social sciences. Depending on the necessary requirements, the successful candidate will be hired on a temporary civil servant position (W1) for up to three years. Following a positive evaluation the position can be extended up to six years in total based on the legal preconditions (§ 51 Abs. 7 & 8 LHG). A tenure track option is not available.
The University of Mannheim is deeply committed to student mentoring and expects a strong presence of its faculty on campus. The successful candidate is therefore expected to move into the Mannheim metropolitan area.
The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference in case of corresponding qualifications. The University of Mannheim seeks to increase the percentage of its female faculty members in research and teaching. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.
Please submit your application online at Your application should consist of four PDF-files: a Cover Letter (single file), Curriculum Vitae including a list of Publications (single file), Certificates/Records (single file) and the two latest teaching evaluations (single file) as well as two letters of recommendation (sent directly to the Dean).
If you cannot submit your application online, please send the above mentioned documents to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim, Prof. Dr. Michael Diehl, A5, 6, 68131 Mannheim, Germany .
All applications received before July 23, 2013 will be given full consideration.