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CPS Annual Conference postponed to october 2021

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CPS Annual Conference Political Parties and Democracy - Internal and External Challenges has been postponed to October 2021. We don't have yet the exact new date of the event but I will communicate it to you as soon as possible. I really hope that this unfortunate delay will allow more of you to join us in Rome next year.



'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.


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.


New Book Publications








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.









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


New Working Group on 'Democratic Procedures'

PROCEDEM is a new working group of the Centre de Recherches Politiques de Sciences Po Paris (CEVIPOF) affiliated to the CPS. Please, find below its official presentation:


Research Group on Democratic Procedures (PROCEDEM )

Centre de Recherches Politiques de Sciences Po Paris(CEVIPOF)/CNRS UMR 7048


During the last decades a number of experiments in participatory democratic procedures have taken place. Some of these, such as citizens’ juries or neighbourhood councils, have been quite new, while others, such as public consultations and public inquiries, have been more conventional. Some success notwithstanding, the record of these experiments has been mixed, and the fact that interest in such procedures remains low seems to confirm the prediction, voiced by their critics, that these processes often fall into the hands of minorities. This in turn suggests a renewal of interest in those more traditional procedures that have the capacity to involve a large number of citizens in public and political life. The most prominent example of this is election, but the regular use of referendums and the systematic use of random recruitment of citizens to public office also belong in this category. Each of these procedures refers to a different kind of democracy. Representative democracy, the historical source and symbol of which is the parliamentary organisation – including a protected legal opposition – is based on elections. The direct type of democracy is based on popular votes through referendums while the sortive type of democracy is characterised by the use of sortition or random selection in the choice of officials or representatives (this can operate at a local, regional or national level).

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New Book on 'The Presidentialization of Political Parties'

A new book on The Presidentialization of Political Parties. Organizations, Institutions and Leaders, edited by Gianluca Passarelli, has been published by Palgrave Macmillan.

This book considers why the level of party presidentialization varies from one country to another, and how constitutional structures and party genetics affect both the level and the degree it is present. 
Presenting an international collection of case studies from the US, Latin America, Australia, Japan and Europe, including France, Italy, Germany, Poland and the Ukraine, it examines how the presence of presidential features in political parties varies in terms of the constitutional framework. 
Highlights the importance of institutions in political life, the case studies provide empirical evidence that no stable presidentialization is possible outside regimes where a presidential dynamic is introduced by the institutions.

Further details can be found here.


Job Announcement: one Post as Assistant Professor in Political Science: Political Behaviour

Sciences Po is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Political Science (Political Behaviour). The deadline for sending an application is May 10, 2015.

Details on the job description, the requirements and the recruitment procedure can be viewed here.


the newsletter of the CEVIPOL is on line

Madame, Monsieur,

je vous prie de trouver ci-dessous la liste des prochains séminaires organisés par le Cevipol et ses partenaires.


Présentation de la revue Gare de l'Est et conférence sur l'Ukraine, avec Annie Daubenton, auteur de "Ukraine : les métamorphoses de l'indépendance", Buchet-Chastel, 2009

Mercredi 02 avril 2014 En coopération avec le CEVIPOL, Evénement conjoint

18h30 à l'Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, Grand Place, Bruxelles 1000 A cette occasion, Annie Daubenton, spécialiste de l'Ukraine, présentera ses analyses sur la situation actuelle en Ukraine

Voir www.garedelest.org


« Euromaidan and the Perspectives of Thinking about the post-Soviet Ukraine"

Andrij Portnov

Humboldt University, Berlin,

Vendredi 25 avril, de 12h à 14h, salle Rok kan (date reportée)

Séminaire "Acteurs politiques et sociaux en ex URSS"


Lundi 05 mai 2014 - Mardi 06 mai 2014

International conference: “Football fans and their support to national teams" *** Colloque international: «Le supportérisme des équipes nationales de football»

Le colloque aura lieu dans l'ancienne salle du Conseil, située au bâtiment S (2e étage) 44, Avenue Jeanne à 1050 Bruxelles

Programme cliquez sur le lien.

« 'The European radical left and the crisis: a lost world or still a world to win?" *** ***

Jeudi 08 mai 2014 Luke March, Université d'Edinburgh,

« 'The European radical left and the crisis: a lost world or still a world to win?

Salle Rokkan Av.Jeanne, 44 à 1050 Bruxelles S12.227 12h à 14h

The Russian left: escaping the shadow of Stalinism?

Vendredi 09 mai 2014 Luke March,

Université d'Edinburgh

The Russian left: escaping the shadow of Stalinism?

H 3227, de 14h à 16h


Colloque "Réformer le Brésil"

Jeudi 05 juin 2014 - Vendredi 06 juin 2014 Colloque "Réformer le Brésil"

Un bilan du PT au pouvoir (2003 - 2014)

Plus de précisions sont at tendues et seront annoncées sur le site.

Contact: Frédéric Louault; flouault@ulb.ac.be

Organisation FSP, l'Université de São Paulo et Opalc/Sciences Po).