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Post ECPR Bordeaux

25/09/2013

1) The standing group meeting at ECPR Bordeaux elected Daniel Finke (University of Heidelberg) as our new convenor.

2) The call for sections to ECPR Glasgow, 3 – 6 September 2014 is already out, see http://www.ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=14 The deadline for proposing sections is 15 November. The call for individual panels opens 2 December, with deadline 15 February 2014. There will not be a call for individual papers, those wishing to propose an individual paper needs to propose it to the section chair. See the link for details. If you wish to organize the analytical politics and public choice section, please contact Daniel Finke.

 

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Call for nominations: Duncan Black award

27/08/2013

About the award

The Standing Group on Analytical Politics and Public Choice, which is active within ECPR, has created the Duncan Black Award. This award honors a graduate student who has presented the best paper at the ECPR General Conference pursuing research in analytical politics that combines systematic theoretical thinking and rigorous empirical testing. The award carries a prize of 200 Euros.

Panel chairs are encouraged to nominate papers. Self-nominations are welcome. In order to be considered for the prize, papers must be submitted to bjorn.hoyland (at) stv.uio.no no later than 1 September. The winner of the award will be announced at the standing group business meeting at the ECPR General Session in E109, Thursday 5 september 1240 – 1400.    

 

Previous Winners:

2011

Markus Baumann, Matthias, Haber and Christian H. Wältermann (University of Mannheim)

“Directive Communication? The Informational Interplay of Parliamentary Actors.”

2009

Elena Nikolova (Princeton University)

“Labour markets and representative institutions: Evidence from Colonial British America”

2007 

Nikoleta Yordanova (European University Institute, Florence)

“Rationale behind committee assignments in the European Parliament: Distributive, informational and partisan perspectives”

2005

Sandra Pogodda (University of Cambridge)

“Reforming North Africa and the Middle East”

Workshop: Voting experiments: Call for papers

06/07/2013

Workshop: Voting experiments
— CALL FOR PAPERS —
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 (http://electoraldemocracy.com)
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 http://electoraldemocracy.com/workshop. 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.
For more information:
Andre.blais@umontreal.ca Jean-Francois.Laslier@polytechnique.edu Karine.Van-Der-Straeten@tse-fr.eu

Assistant Professor in International Organizations (University of Mannheim)

06/07/2013

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 http://jobs.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/. 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.

Standing Group business-meeting Bordeaux

31/05/2013

The ECPR has confirmed the date of the standing group business-meeting. The standing group on analytical politics and public choice will meet in E109, Thursday 5 september 1240 – 1400.

Hope to see you there.

PhD Scholarship in European Union Politics

28/02/2013

The Department of Politics and Public Administration of the University of Limerick is inviting applications for a PhD scholarship in the area of European Union Politics. Applications are especially welcome from candidates who wish to study aspects of the European Parliament or the Council of Ministers in their role as law-making institutions. Skills in research methods or a willingness to acquire them would be an advantage.

 

The scholarship covers tuition fees (at EU rates) and provides a maintenance grant of €7000 per year for up to four years, subject to academic performance. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the tutorial teaching of the department.

 

Applications should include (a) a research proposal (5 pages maximum); (b) copies of academic transcripts; (c) a CV or resume (3 pages maximum); and (d) one academic reference. The closing date for applications is 1 May 2013.

 

Applications should be sent to frank.haege@ul.ie with the subject line ‘EU Politics PhD Scholarship’. Letters of recommendations should be emailed directly by the academic referee.

 

For further information, please contact frank.haege@ul.ie .

Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oslo

21/02/2013

Applications are invited from candidates from political science or political economics for the post as postdoctoral researcher on the NRC (Norwegian Research Council) project “The Evolution of Parliamentarism and Its Political Consequences.” The candidate should, in the application letter, explain how their research agenda contributes to the goals of the project:

The number of democracies in the world today is higher than in any other time. The majority of these democracies adopt a parliamentary constitution, that is, one that is based on assembly confidence. Assembly confidence regimes are those in which governments, in order to come to and stay in power, must be at least tolerated by a legislative majority. They can be divided into cases of negative and positive parliamentarism. In stark contrast with scholarship on varieties of presidentialism, the research literature on the evolution and consequences of the two forms of parliamentarism is surprisingly sparse and rudimentary. With this in mind, our goal is (1) to develop fully the distinction between negative and positive parliamentarism and clarify its institutional implications; (2) to trace the origins of the institutions associated with negative and positive parliamentarism; and (3) to study their consequences for the way parliamentary governments operate in an ever more demanding, complex, and global policy environment. The project will provide the first truly intertemporal comparative study of the design and consequences of varieties of parliamentarism.

For more information about the project see,http://www.sv.uio.no/isv/english/research/projects/evolution-parliamentarism/index.html

The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of 4 years. The appointee will have a 25% teaching requirement. Successful applicants must therefore be prepared to teach bachelor’s and master’s level courses within the Department’s course portfolio as well as tutor masters’ students.  The Department organizes teaching into five sections: public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international politics, and research methods.

To apply, see: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/929168/65779?iso=no

Qualifications

A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment. Successful applicants must hold a relevant PhD degree before taking up the post. The candidate should demonstrate how their research profile fits into the project. We are particularly interested in candidates with extensive experience in data-management and excellent programming skills (e.g. R, Python, SQL). Knowledge of parliamentary systems, contemporary or historical, outside of Western Europe will be an advantage.

Emphasis will also be given to the applicants’ teaching experiences and qualifications, teamwork skills and personal suitability for the position. Applicants, who at the time of appointment cannot provide documentary evidence of basic formal teaching competence, must acquire such competence in the course of a period of two years. Short-listed candidates for the job will be invited to an interview and may be asked to do a trial lecture.

See also the regulations regarding the terms of employment for Postdoctoral Fellow positions

and Guidelines concerning appointment to post doctoral and research posts at the University of Oslo

Applications must include:

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • A complete list of publications

Note! Publications should not be submitted with the application; the most promising candidates will be invited to submit their publications, as well as their educational certificates and diplomas, later in the process.

(Questions regarding the electronic application form should be sent to personnel officer Berit Trondsen, telephone 22855218)

We offer

  • salary according to “SKO 1352 postdoktor”, pay grade 57-64, NOK 468 400- 533 000
  • a pleasant and challenging working environment
  • a good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • a position at an inclusive workplace enterprise
  • excellent welfare schemes

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results, etc.

Pursuant to section 25, of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be disclosed to the public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

As a state institution, we have a personnel policy goal of a balanced age and gender composition of our staff and to recruit persons with an ethnic minority background.

One may only hold one fixed-term position at the same institution.

 

To apply, see: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/929168/65779?iso=no

Analytical politics and Public Choice in Bordeaux

14/09/2012
Our proposed section on analytical politics has been accepted for the ECPR general conference in Bordeaux. See : http://ecprnet.eu/Events/SectionList.aspx?EventID=5
Section Chair:
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Section Co-Chair:
Universiteit Leiden
Abstract:
This section is proposed on behalf of the ECPR Standing Group on Analytical Politics and Public Choice. The section invites contributions that share a commitment to rigorous theorizing and systematic empirical testing of theoretical models from all subfields of political science, including legislative studies, electoral politics, interest representation and political responsiveness.The section seeks panels focusing on theoretical and methodological issues as well as panels that include papers addressing the same substantive issues formally and empirically.We encourage papers with a rigorous theoretical core, including panels and papers that use various formal modeling strategies. Such papers include, but are not restricted to, studies applying game theory, spatial models and agent-based computational modeling.With respect to research methodologies the section welcomes both qualitative and/or quantitative paper devoted to rigorous theoretical testing. The section is therefore open to papers based on experimental and observational designs alike, and to research using various analytical methods – traditional parametric statistical models, matching and related techniques, fuzzy sets and qualitative comparative analysis, etc.

We are especially interested in attracting papers that propose innovative ways of testing theoretical models with empirical data. Moreover, we encourage papers that test existing theories in new empirical settings. Finally, the section is also interested in panels and papers that discuss the state-of-the-art in measurement and data collection strategies and tools, like automated data extraction.

Full Professorship and Assistant Professorship at the University of Mannheim

28/07/2012

The School of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a position of an

Assistant professorship in Empirical Democracy Research (tenure track)

(payment scheme W1) beginning at the earliest date possible. Initial employment is temporary for up to six years. After successful evaluations the position can be transferred to a permanent full professorship (W3).

The University of Mannheim is looking for a scholar with outstanding commitment to research to strengthen the department’s expertise in the field of empirical democracy research. Applicants should have an empirical and theoretical research agenda that addresses matters such as causes for the consolidation and persistence of democracy, conditions for the functioning of democracies and authoritarian regimes.

The successful candidate must have obtained a PhD when taking up the position, an excellent track record of publications in leading international journals and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.

The University of Mannheim offers an excellent environment, with the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) and the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 884 on “Political Economy of Reforms” at its centre. The candidate is expected to play an active role in the further development of these centres.

The University of Mannheim places great emphasis on the training and mentoring of students and therefore expects full-time presence of its teaching staff and the ability to teach in English. In order to foster the integration of the University into the region, it is expected that professors move to Mannheim or the larger metropolitan area.

The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification. The University seeks to increase the number of women in research and teaching and thus strongly and explicitly encourages qualified female scholars to apply.

Please submit your application online at http://jobs.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/. Applications received before September 7th 2012 will be considered. Applications should consist of four PDF-files: cover letter, CV including a list of publications, certificates/records and the two most recent teaching evaluations.

If you cannot submit your application online, please send the above-mentioned documents to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, A5, 6, 68131 Mannheim, Germany (dekanat@sowi.uni-mannheim.de).

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The School of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a position of

Full Professor in Political Science, Political Psychology (W3, Chair)

The University of Mannheim is looking for an outstanding scholar in the field of empirical Political Psychology. Applicants are expected to establish Political Psychology as a new area in teaching and research in the department of Political Science at the University of Mannheim. The successful candidate has an excellent track record of publications in leading international journals, demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and the necessary academic qualifications.

The University of Mannheim offers an excellent environment, with the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) and the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 884 on “Political Economy of Reforms” at its centre. The candidate is expected to play an active role in the further development of these centres.

The University of Mannheim places great emphasis on the training and mentoring of students and therefore expects full-time presence of its teaching staff and the ability to teach in English. In order to foster the integration of the University into the region, it is expected that professors move to Mannheim or the larger metropolitan area.

The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification. The University seeks to increase the number of women in research and teaching and thus strongly and explicitly encourages qualified female scholars to apply.

Please submit your application online at http://jobs.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/. Your application should consist of four PDF-files: a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications, certificates and records and the two most recent teaching evaluations (in a single file).

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, A5, 6, 68131 Mannheim, Germany (dekanat@sowi.uni-mannheim.de).

All applications received before 07.09.2012 will be given full consideration.

Political Science positions, University of Oslo

22/06/2012

University of Oslo’s Department of Political Science invites applications
for two assistant professorships and two research fellowships. Candidates
from all sub-fields of political science are welcome to apply. Please
forward to potential candidates. Applications are due by September 2012.

More information can be found here:  http://www.sv.uio.no/isv/om/jobb/