ECPR General Conference Montreal (26-29 Aug 2015) – SG on Political Networks Call for Papers and Panels

The Standing Group on Political Networks of the European Consortium for Political Research – ECPR – invites proposals for papers and full panels to be included in the program of the 9th ECPR General Conference, to be hosted on 26 – 29 August 2015 at the University of Montréal, Canada.

This section aims to bring together methodological, theoretical or empirical papers investigating the role of networks in political and policy processes. We particularly welcome contributions to the following three panel topics:

  • Policy Networks (contact: Kathryn Oliver; This panel solicits empirical and theoretical papers on the role of networks in policy processes, especially comparative or methodologically innovative approaches.
  • Social Movements and Social Media (contact: Kathryn Oliver or Franziska Keller; panel assembles studies on the role of networks in online and offline mobilization.
  • Political Elites (contact: Franziska Keller; this panel brings together researchers examining the interactions and relations between elites in one or several countries.

For more information, please consult the section website:

If you are interested in proposing a paper on one of the topics listed above, please contact the corresponding organizer byFebruary 1st, 2015. Alternatively, you are also welcome to propose a standalone paper, or a full panel on another topic. Anyone wishing to propose a standalone paper will need to propose it to a specific Section then, if accepted, the Section chair will allocate it to the appropriate Panel. As for Panel proposals, they must include a minimum of four Papers and each Paper must include the Paper title, an abstract and author(s) details.

The procedure for submission is outlined below. Although the call for full panels and individual papers will remain open until 16 February 2014 on the ECPR website ( proposals to specific panels should be mailed by February 1st in order to allow the time to coordinate the organizers’ efforts.

Please feel free to contact the SG chairs Kathryn Oliver ( Franziska Keller( for further information.