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Call for papers: European Consortium on Political Research, Sept 4-7

29 January 2013

In case folks have missed it, there is an upcoming deadline (FRIDAY!) for the 2013 ECPR General Conference in Bordeaux, September 4-7th.  Unlike many other conferences, EPCR paper proposals are submitted to already-organized panels. This often results in more cohesive panels and, one hopes, more helpful feedback.  Paper proposals are due this coming Friday and can be submitted through the various organized sections listed here.  … And the conference is in Bordeaux, which is lovely and features nifty, futuristic trams built by Alain Juppé (pre-scandal).

For those of you who work on political violence, I’ve posted that section’s call below. For those working on intra-state violence, please take a look at the abstract for my own panel, “New Methodological Approaches to Local Context & Violence.”


The ECPR Standing Group on Political Violence is sponsoring and organizing a section on Political Violence in Time and Space at the ECPR General Conference in Bordeaux next 4-7 September. The section, convened by Dr. Lorenzo Bosi(European University Institute) Dr. Niall Ó Dochartaigh (National University of Ireland Galway) and Prof. Martha Crenshaw (Stanford University) comprises nine panels and we encourage scholars who are researching political violence to propose papers for inclusion in these panels through MyECPR, deadline 1 February 2013.

 The section includes panels on:

  • Discussing “Clandestine Political Violence” (roundtable)
  • Violent groups and their socio-spatial environments
  • Political violence and the politics of place
  • Times of (Counter-)Terrorism: Remembering, Knowing and Practicing Political Violence
  • Temporality in the Study of Political Violence
  • Radicalisation in time and space
  • Negotiating Political Violence
  • How violence ends: “Macro”, “meso” and “micro” analysis of insurgents, terrorists, and the way out of conflict.
  • New Methodological Approaches to Local Context and Violence

 Furthermore, the Standing Group is willing to support possible proposals for workshops dealing with political violence at the 2014 ECPR Joint Sessions. If you are thinking of submitting a workshop proposal and are interested in the support of the Standing Group, please e-mail us. The deadline for workshop proposals is 1 February 2013. More information can be found on the ECPR website