[expired] Call for Papers – VAA Section at 2017 ECPR General Conference in Oslo

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are happy to inform you that once again there will be a section at a ECPR
General Conference, this time in Oslo, 6 – 9 September 2017, which is solely
dedicated to VAA research.

The next stage of the process is a call for papers. In the attachment you
will find our section description including abstracts of the four panels for
which we are opening the call. If you are interested in presenting your
paper(s) in Oslo, please get directly in touch with the chair of the panel
your paper might fit into.

Since the finalized panels have to be submitted already before February 15,
we set February 5 as the deadline for the call for papers, so that the panel
chairs have sufficient time to decide which papers could be included in
their panels. Paper abstracts should have not more than 500 words.

Needless to say, feel free to forward this CfP to all of those you think who
might be interested!

All the very best and looking forward to seeing all of you in Oslo the
latest!

Stefan & Diego

VAA Research Section Oslo – panel structure.pdf

New project: Repository on VAA statements and party positions

Academic coordination and exchange has always played a central part within the overall agenda of the Research Network. Taking up the results of a former, global census regarding existing VAAs, our next step is to expand on its data.

We are now aiming to collect the respective VAA statements and party positions within the following months to come by contacting all VAA-builders that were included in our former census.

Besides general information and specifications of the actual method of party positioning, the focus is on a complete survey of policy statements as well as the respective party positions, so no user data will be collected. To ensure practical benefit, the data will provide wording in original language as well as in English translation.

Once completed, the full database is to become available to all VAA-builders who provided us with their data as well as to all members of our ECPR Research Network.

For further details, please contact us via mail@vaa-research.net.

[expired] Call for Papers – VAA Section at 2016 ECPR General Conference in Prague

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are happy to confirm that once again – for the fourth time in a row now – we will have a VAA research section at a ECPR General Conference, this time in Prague, 7 – 10 September 2016.

The next stage of the process is a call for papers. In the attachment you will find our section proposal including a description of the five panels for which we are opening the call. If you are interested in presenting your paper(s) in Prague, please get in touch with the chair of the panel your paper might fit into.

Since the finalized panels have to be submitted already before February 16th, we would set February 7th as the deadline for the call for papers, so that the panel chairs have sufficient time to decide which papers could be included in their panels. Paper abstracts should have not more than 500 words.

Needless to say, feel free to forward this CfP to all of those you think they might be interested!

All the very best and looking forward to seeing all of you in Prague!

Stefan & Diego

VAA Research Section Prague – panel structure.pdf

[expired] Call for Papers 2016 ECPR Graduate Conference

In 2016, the bi-annual ECPR Graduate Conference takes place in Tartu (Estonia). The theme section is titled “Cyberpolitics” and offers a platform to young researchers of Internet and Politics for discussing their research and ideas (further information: http://ecpr.eu/Events/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=499&EventID=98).

The section chairs intend to offer a wide range of topics to foster exchange and networking possibilities among young researchers. The section includes a panel on Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) with potential papers about VAA effects, methodological VAA questions and/or papers on VAAs and political parties. The ECPR Research Network “Voting Advice Applications” officially endorses the Section and especially this Panel on VAAs.

Young researchers (PhD candidates as well as master students) are invited to propose paper abstracts (approx. 150 Words). Deadline for paper proposals is January 20th, 2016. If you are interested in proposing a paper, please contact me or use the “Propose a Paper” option at ECPR website.

Jonas Israel, University of Duesseldorf (israel@phil.hhu.de)

Welcome

Welcome to the website of the ECPR Research Network on Voting Advice Applications! Established in 2015, it aims at addressing the role of VAAs in European democracies, to coordinate research, exchanging data and instruments and bridging VAA research to central fields of political science such as electoral studies, party research, and democratic theory. Taking advantage of the ECPR framework, the Research Network will facilitate the dissemination of findings and best-practices to the growing number of international scholars and practitioners working with and on VAAs.