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26Apr 2017

CPS WEBSITE

WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF THE RESEARCH COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY (CPS)

Founded in 1960 by Seymour Martin Lipset and Stein Rokkan, the CPS comprises both political scientists and sociologists. It represents them as IPSA (International Political Science Association) Research Committee 06 and ISA (International Sociological Association) Research Committee 18. For a detailed description, please visit the page 'About us'.

The board elected for the period 2014-2018 can be viewed here.

Latest News

  • Call for Papers: Redefining Political Sociology Conference (detail)
  • Article on 'The Interdisciplinary Hybrid: Some Discussions on the State of Political Sociology' (detail)
  • CPS Conference 'Referendum Politics, Policies and Political Effects in EU Countries' held in September 2015 (detail)

26Apr 2017

Call for Papers: Redefining Political Sociology Conference

The CPS and the Andrés Bello University are glad to announce a Call for Papers for a Conference on Redefining Political Sociologyorganized by Laurence Morel (University of Lille, France), Stéphanie Alenda (Andrés Bello University, Chile), Joshua Dubrow (Polish Academy of Sciences), and Simón Escoffier (Autónoma University, Chile).
The Conference will take place on 11-13 December 2017, in Santiago de Chile.
The purpose of this conference is to build a debate on the future of political sociology. The organizers welcome papers both with a disciplinary focus or focusing on critical research on thematic subfields.

Abstracts should be sent to: salenda@unab.cl (Stéphanie Alenda) or sescoffier@ichem.cl (Simón Escoffier).
Abstracts can be written either in English or Spanish and should not exceed 300 words. They should include:
• Title of the paper.
• Name, affiliation, and address of all authors, the presenting author (please underline her/his name) should be the person submitting the abstract.
• Name of the panel in which the paper should be presented.

Submissions deadline (abstracts): 10 June
Notifications of acceptance: 29 June
Submission deadline (full papers): 10 November


The full presentation and program of the Conference, the panels, and the list of sponsoring and supporting institutions may be found in the extended version of the Call for papers.

13Feb 2017

Call for Sessions: ISA 2018

A Call for Sessions is open for the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, to be held in Toronto from 15 to 21 July 2018. The CPS has launched a call on the theme Dynamics of States and Identities in Contemporary Global Era (Programme Coordinators: Stéphanie ALENDA and Eswarappa KASI. Chair: Laurence MOREL). You may find details and information by reading the Call_for_sessions). Please, consider that the deadline to reply to this call or to propose other sessions is 15 March 2017.

23Jan 2017

CfP: Political Participation beyond the Post-democratic Turn

The Call for Papers is open for the International Research Workshop on 'Activation - Self-Management - Overload. Political Participation beyond the Post-democratic Turn'. This workshop will be held from 27 to 29 September 2017, organized by Ingolfur Blühdorn and Felix Butzlaff of the Institute for Social Change and Sustainability (IGN) of the Vienna University for Economics and Business.
In particular, the workshop focuses on societies whose political culture has been shaped by the European project of Enlightenment and modernity. Works from scholars from all academic disciplines are welcome. There is no conference fee.

The deadline for paper proposals is 19 March 2017.  More detail and further information may be found in the full Call for Papers.

03Nov 2016

Call for Papers: 2017 APSA Annual Meeting

The CPS will be present at the next 2017 APSA Annual Meeting on 'The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations' (31 August-3 September 2017, San Francisco, USA) with the panel 'The Legitimacy of Political Executives in Democratic and Authoritarian Regimes' (see detail), organized by Ferdinand Müller-Rommel (muero@uni.leuphana.de). Papers dealing with this topic are invited. The procedure to propose a paper closes on 9 Janurary 2017.

03Nov 2016

Call for Papers: 2017 ECPR Joint Sessions

A call for papers is open for three workshops to be held at the 2017 ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops (25-30 April 2017, Nottingham, UK). The workshops are organized by the CPS Working Group on 'Member and Activists of Political Parties' (MAPP). The procedure to propose a paper closes on 1 December 2016.

The topics of the workshops are the following:

  1. Political Parties as Arena for Descriptive Representation (directed by Braum Wauters and Knut Heidar)
  2. Political Leadership and Democratic Innovations: Primaries, Intra-Party Democracy and Their Impact on Political Elites (directed by Giulia Sandri and Antonella Seddone)
  3. Rethinking Intra-Party Cohesion in Time of Party Transformation (directed by Caroline Close and Sergiu Gherghina)

03Nov 2016

'The Interdisciplinary Hybrid: Some Discussions on the State of Political Sociology'

The CPS has published a contribution for a debate on the state of Political Sociology as a field of scientific inquiry. This contribution aims to be a first of a series. The article, entitled 'The Interdisciplinary Hybrid: Some Discussions on the State of Political Sociology', is co-authored by Joshua Dubrow (corresponding author, dubrow.2@osu.edu), Marta Kolczynska, and Anna Gromada. You can access the pdf version here.

03Nov 2016

CPS Conference in Paris Held in September 2016

The CPS Conference held in Sciences Po Paris on September 22-23 on 'Referendum Politics, Policies and Political Effects of Referendums in EU Countries' (see programm) gathered experts on the subject from all over Europe. Thanks again to IPSA (International Political Science Association) and Sciences Po for their financial support! The Conference will have as an output a book, which is to be published by Routledge next year.

03Nov 2016

CPS Newsletter October 2016

The CPS released the October 2016 issue of its newsletter. You can read it here.

In this issue, you find:

  1. Summaries and Plans of Activities
  2. News from Working Groups
  3. Other News and Announcements

21Jul 2016

CPS Panel at the Next APSA Conference

CPS will be present at the next American Political Science Association (APSA) Conference in Philadelphia, 1-4 September 2016. CPS will promote a panel on 'Migrants' Representation. The Role of Parties, Electoral Systems and Mobilization' (chair: Luis Ramiro; discussant: Silvia Erzeel).

Abstract: This panel examines the drivers of migrant’s political representation in Europe from a Political Sociology perspective. With novel data on all national MPs coming from the Pathways project (http://www.pathways.eu/) for eight European countries – Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom – for the period since the early 1990s, the four papers examine how political parties, electoral systems and mobilization from various groups shape the levels of political representation gained by citizens of immigrant origin (CIOs) – migrants and their descendants – across Europe.

You can access further information on paper givers and paper abstracts here.

19Jul 2016

CPS Conference 'Referendum, Policies and Political Effects in EU Countries'

CPS is proud to announce that a Conference on 'Referendum, Policies and Political Effects in EU Countries' will be held in Paris (France) on 22-23 September 2016. The Conference will be held under the auspices of the Research Committee on Political Sociology of the International Political Science Association (IPSA RC06/ISA RC18); the Research Committee on Elections, Citizens and Parties of the International Political Science Association (IPSA RC23); and the Research Group on Democratic Procedures (PROCEDEM), CEVIPOF. The event is sponsored by CEVIPOF, IPSA Committee on Research and Training and IPSA/ISA Research Committee on Political Sociology.

The Conference is organized by:

  • Laurence Morel (university of Lille & CEVIPOF, Chair of IPSA RC06/ISA RC18)
  • Anika Gauja, University of Sydney, Vice-Chair of IPSA RC23
  • Matt Qvortrup, Coventry University

The Conference will be introduced by a keynote lecture of Guy Lachapelle (IPSA Gen. Secr., Concordia University, Montréal) on: How to organize a referendum to be sure that its result will be respected?

The Conference benefits from two IPSA seed grants.

You may find a detailed presentation of the Conference in English and French, by clicking here.

The full programm can be read here.

19Jul 2016

CPS Panel at the 10th Congress of the Brasilian Association of Political Science

After concluding an agreement for collaboration, CPS will be present at the next 10th Congress of the Brasilian Association of Political Science (ABCP) in Belo Horizonte, 30 August-2 September 2016.

The title of this special session will be 'Political Science and Political Sociology: Opposing, Alternative or Compatible Traditions?'

Please find more information at this link.

19Jul 2016

CPS Panels at the 24th IPSA Congress

The CPS will be present at the next IPSA World Congress of Political Science (23-28 July 2016-Poznań, Poland) with 13 panels on the following topics:

Information on chairs, discussants, paper givers and time schedules and other details can be found here.

27Jan 2016

CPS Newsletter January 2016

The CPS released the January 2016 issue of its newsletter. You can read it here.

In this issue, you find:

  1. Panels Sponsored by CPS at Upcoming Conferences
  2. News from the Working Groups
  3. Other News and Announcements

27Jan 2016

Agreement between the CPS and the Brazilian Association of Political Science

The Brazilian Association of Political Science (ABCP) and the Committee on Political Sociology (CPS) have concluded in January 2016 an unpecedented agreement consisting in granting the CPS a reserved panel at each meeting of the ABCP, starting from the 10th National Meeting of the Association, that will take place in Belo Horizonte from August 30 to September 2, 2016. The CPS already has this kind of agreement with the American Political Science Association (APSA), but had no formal links until now with associations of political science in Latin America.

27Jan 2016

CPS Sessions and Panels at IPSA and ISA Congresses

The list of CPS sessions at the next 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology (July 10-14, 2016, Vienna) and panels at the next 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science (July 23-28, 2016) has been finalized.

Full information can be found here:

27Jan 2016

New Book Publications

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Müller, Rommel and Fernando Casal Bértoa (2016) (eds.). Party Politics and Democracy in Europe. Essays in Honour of Peter Mair. West European Politics Series. London and New York: Routledge.

 

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Morris, Michael A. (2015). Language Politics of Regional Integration. Cases from the Americas. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

27Jan 2016

CPS Financial Report 2015

The CPS produced its Annual Financial Report for the year 2015. It can be consulted at this link.

27Jan 2016

CfP: International Conference 'A Great Transformation?', 10-13 January 2017, Linz

An International Conference on the topic 'A Great Transformation? Global Perspectives on Contemporary Capitalisms' will be held at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Autria), 10-13 January 2017. A call for papers is open. ​Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of 500 words. Please, send the abstracts and full papers to great.transformation@jku.at.

  • Deadline for submitting abstracts: 30 April 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2016
  • Deadline for submitting full papers: 30 November 2016

Conference homepage: http://www.jku.at/conferences/great-transformation

More details can be found here.

18Dec 2015

International Summer School of Political Communication, 18-23 July 2016, Milan

ICA-Polcomm & the University of Milan co-organize the International Summer School of Political Communication 'Changing Media Environments, Changing Democracies'. The Summer School will be held on 18-23 July 2016 in Milan (Italy).

Confirmed speakers are: Homero Gil de Zuñiga, Patricia Moy, Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Jesper Strömbäck, Dhavan Shah, Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Mauro Barisione, Yariv Tsfati, Stefano Iacus, Catherine deVries, Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw, and Marina Costa Lobo.

Lots of info here: www.polcomm2016.unimi.it

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