Posts Tagged ‘Conference’

Call for nominations: Duncan Black award


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) 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:


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

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


Elena Nikolova (Princeton University)

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


Nikoleta Yordanova (European University Institute, Florence)

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


Sandra Pogodda (University of Cambridge)

“Reforming North Africa and the Middle East”

Analytical politics and Public Choice in Bordeaux

Our proposed section on analytical politics has been accepted for the ECPR general conference in Bordeaux. See :
Section Chair:
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Section Co-Chair:
Universiteit Leiden
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.