Michael Ignatieff to deliver Montreal Plenary Lecture 01/07/2015

We are delighted that Michael Ignatieff (Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School and former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada) will deliver the Plenary Lecture at this year’s General Conference in Montreal. Professor Ignatieff's Lecture will explore the subject 'Illiberal Democracy and Capitalist Authoritarianism: Is Freedom Divisible?'. See the event pages for more information about the time and location of this and other Plenary events.

The first comprehensive account of a booming phenomenon, this book offers a systematic review of mini-publics' variety, discusses their weaknesses, and recommends ways to make them a viable component of democracy. It takes stock of their diverse practices and, more concretely, looks at preconditions, processes, and outcomes. Bringing together leading scholars in the field, notably James S Fishkin and Mark E Warren, Deliberative Mini-Publics will speak to anyone with an interest in democracy and democratic innovations. 

'...combines in a very innovative way conceptual and empirical research. It takes into account that the question is no longer 'whether deliberative mini-publics work', but examines the outcomes and impacts of different concepts, designs and processes.'

Brigitte Geißel – Goethe University, Frankfurt 

Another strong result for EPS 22/06/2015

The ECPR's professional journal European Political Science (EPS) has returned another strong Impact Factor this year: 0.705 for 2014, placing EPS 84 out of 161 titles. Although the Impact Factor decreased, in 2014 EPS actually received more cites to recent articles than it did in 2013, which is an indicator of how well read and valued this journal of the profession is. Congratulations and thanks go to the editorial team and the publisher Palgrave!

EPSR returns excellent Impact Factor 22/06/2015

After a dip last year, European Political Science Review (EPSR) has scored a significantly improved Impact Factor for 2014, from 0.816 to 1.154. In terms of the rankings, EPSR jumped up from 67th to 45th out of 160 titles. This is a fantastic result for the Editors and publisher of EPSR, congratulations!