deadline 1 March 2017 | EIC ELG EPS | Calls

CfP: The quality of representation in contemporary Europe
Questions and Challenges in a New Political Era

This workshop aims to rethink the concept of representation in an era of quickly changing political landscapes in contemporary Europe. 

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Brexit, Trump’s triumph and the increasing popularity of right-wing populist parties across Europe challenge how citizens, politicians and scholars think about representation. Following on the heels of 2017 election campaigns and results in Germany, France and the Netherlands, this academic workshop identifies what this political turn means for the research agenda of political representation in European countries. How should we study the quality of representation in this new political era? To what extent can we still rely on established theories, methodologies and data sources to study group representation?

This workshop aims to bring together qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method scholars of political representation from the angle of politicians, parties, citizens or social movements. Interested scholars at all career levels are invited to send a 250-word abstract and a 100-word bio note to Liza Mügge (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Important dates

  • Deadline submitting abstracts 1 March 2017
  • Workshop 1-2 June 2017