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)