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Renew your 2014-15 membership now 15/09/2014

The current 2013-14 ECPR membership year will come to an end on 30 September 2014. Official Representatives and Finance Contacts can view the membership invoice by logging into MyECPR

Please note, if we have not received payment by 1 October, your membership benefits will cease. This is particularly important if you have students wishing to attend the 2015 Winter School in Methods and Techniques; paying your invoice on time will mean that your students will benefit from the discounted Members' rate on registrations, which opens on 1 October.

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Download the Glasgow Conference App now 03/09/2014

The ECPR is delighted to announce the launch of its first conference app.

With a fully searchable and browsable academic timetable you can seek out those Panels and Papers most relevant to your research then simply add them to your agenda to create a bespoke timetable for the whole conference; a 'chat' function allows you to instantly contact colleagues and other participants to arrange meetings; while 'notifications' provide instant updates on conference news and important information; finally, maps and lists of local restaurants and amenities can help you plan a fruitful and enjoyable conference. The app runs on iOS and Android devices; to download visit the Apple iTunes or Google Play stores and search for 'ECPR General Conference 2014'.

How does feminism shake up political science, the study of politics and electoral politics?

What difference do feminist political scientists and politicians make to political institutions, policy processes and outcomes?

The scholarship and activism of pioneering political scientist Joni Lovenduski helped establish these questions on the political science agenda. 

This new book, edited by Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs, addresses key themes in Lovenduski's work. Chapters cover gender and parties; elected institutions and the state; quotas and recruitment; public opinion, and women's interests. Vignettes by prominent politicians including Dame Anne Begg MP, Baroness Gould, Deborah Mattinson, and the Rt Hon Theresa May, bring the academic analysis to life. 

Deeds and Words reveals the impact of feminist interventions on politics in the round. Its groundbreaking assessment of feminist scholarship and politics offers an appraisal of, and fitting tribute to, Lovenduski's contribution to gender studies and feminist politics.

This collection brings together some of the most significant and influential work by leading comparativist Peter Mair (1951–2011). 

The selection ranges from considerations on the relevance of concept formation to the study of party systems and party organisations; and from reflections on the democratic legitimacy of the European Union to the future of party democracy. 

Including frequently cited papers alongside lesser-known work, the writings collected in this volume attest to the broad scope and depth of Mair’s insights into comparative party politics, and the changing realities of party government. As such, they form an important and enduring contribution to the study of politics, and a fitting tribute to an inspirational and much-missed figure in the global political science community. 

Edited and introduced by Ingrid van Biezen, with an intellectual portrait of Peter Mair by Stefano Bartolini and Hans Daalder. 

'...a suitable tribute to an intellectual giant in the field of comparative politics'
David Farrell, University College Dublin