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Call for Sections for the ECPR General Conference open 18/09/2014

The 2015 ECPR General Conference will take place in Montreal - the first time in ECPR's history that any of our events have been held outside of Europe. Sections can now be proposed here. The deadline for all Section proposals is 17 November 2014. Please note – all proposers must have a MyECPR account. If you do not already have one, you can create one here. Please do not create multiple accounts. If you are now at a new institution, please log in and update your profile accordingly. You can request a password reminder here.

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.

If you have any questions about membership, please email Sharleni Inbanathan (

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.