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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)