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Register now for the 2014 ECPR General Conference 01/04/2014

Held in the historic city of Glasgow, the 2014 ECPR General Conference will bring together a diverse mix of academics from the political and social science spectrum. This year will see over 66 Sections on subjects ranging from comparative politics to political theory. Individuals who submitted Paper proposals have now been informed on the success of their application.

To attend the General Conference, register on the ECPR website by clicking here. Please note participants must have registered and paid by 15 May 2014, otherwise you will forfeit your place. For further information about the conference, please click here for the academic programme, schedule of activities, fees and information on funding.

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ECPR News 4.1 - the Winter School issue 25/03/2014

This month we published a new look ECPR News. Increasing from two issues per year, to publishing after each ECPR event, this is the Winter School issue.

This issue focuses on the Winter School in Methods and Techniques that took place in Vienna at the end of February. With articles from participants talking about their experiences at the WSMT and a piece from a Methods School instructor discussing the application of experimental methods and how this is taught at both the Winter and Summer Schools, this section should be of interest to anyone needing cutting edge methods training.

In a new series of articles, we have invited the convenors of one of the ECPR's Standing Groups to talk about the developments taking place within their sub-field of the discipline, and how the work of their Standing Group contributes greatly to it.

The next issue will be published after the Joint Sessions of Workshops in Salamanca.

Executive Committee welcomes a new member 24/03/2014

Following the resignation from the ECPR Executive Committee of Knud-Erik Jorgensen (University of Copenhagen), elected at Antwerp in 2012, the Executive Committee has co-opted Mary Farrell (University of Plymouth), who will serve until 2015, at which point she will be entitled to stand for election for a second term.

The Executive Committee thanks Professor Jorgensen for his contribution to the work of the ECPR, and extends a warm welcome to Professor Farrell who attended her first Executive Committee meeting at Trento in January.

Professor Farrell says, ‘ECPR is a leading academic research organisation with an established reputation across the social sciences in Europe, and growing ties with the global research community. I am delighted to have this opportunity to work with the Executive Committee in ensuring that the ECPR membership, the institutions and individuals, continue to benefit from the services and support available.’

ECPR Summer School registration is now open 07/03/2014

Did you attend the Winter School in Methods and Techniques? If so, don’t stop there! The Summer School is just around the corner to help you produce methodologically sound PhD level research.

Essential to progressing in your academic career, the Summer School offers intermediate level programmes covering the qualitative and quantitative spectrum. In addition, computer software courses are held prior to the main courses so you have ample time to get up to speed. A diverse range of experienced Instructors supported by dedicated Teaching Assistants will guide and support you throughout the School.

Take a look at the Course List which is available now. Individuals from Full member institutions can apply for funding here. The deadline for registration is 17 July 2014. The early bird offer ends 21 March 2014. Course confirmation no later than 30 May 2014.  For further information please contact Denise Chapman.

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