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We are the leading scholarly society concerned with the research and teaching of political science in Europe, headquartered in the UK with a global membership.
Our groups and networks are pushing the boundaries of specialist sub-fields of political science, helping to nurture diversity and inclusivity across the discipline.
This unique event has helped tens of thousands of scholars over nearly five decades hone research, grow networks and secure publishing contracts.
An engaging platform for discussion, debate and thinking; Europe's largest annual gathering of political scientists from across the globe.
A comprehensive programme of cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative methodological training delivered by experts across two annual events.
Inspired by Harbour House, our HQ which provides a literal and metaphorical ‘home’ for the ECPR family, this lecture series seeks to open doors to some of the most pressing issues and challenges in the discipline.
Our Standing Groups organise a range of annual events, including summer schools, conferences and workshops, open to all.
Our highly regarded peer-reviewed journals, produced in partnership with the world's leading academic publishers, share the best scholarly thinking.
Through our imprint ECPR Press and via the OUP Comparative Politics book series, we publish research by, and for the political science community.
Sharp analyses of topical news from a political science perspective, research summaries and the latest expert thinking.
Digital content from across our activities and community:
lectures, seminars and discussions available on demand or to stream via podcast channels.
Our members are universities across the globe and the scholars who work and study within them; membership benefits both the individual and the institution.
We have a range of funding schemes to help progress individual careers and to support the wider development of the discipline.
From distinguished scholars to exceptional PhD students, our prizes recognise service and achievement across the profession.
Groups and Networks
Joint Sessions of Workshops
The House Lectures
Number of members: 463
The Standing Group on Political Parties is one of the ECPR’s oldest Standing Groups. It seeks to facilitate communication among scholars studying this centrally important democratic institution and to inform the wider community of its members’ scholarly work.
To maintain a register of its members
To bring people with related interests together on a regular but informal basis
To facilitate communication among members
To provide links to web-based sources likely to be of interest to members
To provide a forum to co-ordinate proposals for Joint Sessions Workshops and General Conference Sections
To serve as a catalyst for developing joint research proposals
To support an annual multinational PhD Summer School on Political Parties
To inform the wider community of members' scholarly work
The Standing Group’s main activities are the coordination of workshops at the ECPR Joint Sessions and sections/panels at the ECPR General Conferences, as well as the support of an annual international PhD Summer School.
The Steering Committee of the Standing Group on Political Parties will comprise of no fewer than three, but no more than six members, elected from the group members.