Paper Submissions for EPSA 2019




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EPSA 2019 also welcomes full panel proposals. To submit a panel proposal, there is a field asking for the title of an organised panel, if you wish to submit one. Please coordinate with the chair of the panel that you wish to propose, and have each submitter complete that field with the proposed panel’s title. Questions may be addressed to the Track Chair or for more general queries, to

Programme committee for 2019: Kenneth Benoit (LSE), Gail McElroy (TCD), and John Garry (QUB).

You will need to identify a primary track for your submission (and may optionally choose a second track). Tracks for 2019, along with the track chairs, are:

  • Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behaviour (John Garry, QUB)
    We invite proposals addressing all aspects of political behaviour, including, but not limited to strategies individuals engage in, the intersection of behaviour and institutions, the comparative analyses of behaviour. This section welcomes papers addressing any aspect of voting (and not voting), including: the effects of institutions on the vote, the individual-level basis of the vote, the relationships between public opinion and vote choices, and the effects of strategic competition on voting. In addition to works in the tradition of mass political behaviour, works drawing on insights from psychology, economics, sociology, and other disciplines are welcome. Theoretical work, studies analyzing observational data or experimental data are all welcome.
  • Comparative Politics (Ken Benoit, LSE)
    This section invites paper or panel proposals that study political institutions, political decisions, and policy outcomes in comparative perspective. We are not just interested in cross-country research but also invite submissions that compare different political systems on sub-national level. We particularly invite submission that offer an innovative angle to established research areas or have the capacity to open new fields of research. This specifically includes submissions which treat obvious and often neglected problems of comparative research such as heterogeneity among the units of analysis and spatial dependence not as a nuisance but as theoretically and substantively interesting.
  • Legislative Studies and Party Politics (Gail McElroy, TCD)
    We welcome any proposals using formal or quantitative methods to analyze the institutions of parliamentary government. Substantive areas of interest (including government formation and termination); legislative behaviour; cabinet governance; political careers; and party competition. We welcome papers in positive political theory as well as empirical analysis of political institutions.
  • Political Economy (Tim Hicks, UCL)
    We encourage paper submissions that explain how political processes and institutions affect economic outcomes and the converse, how economic forces influence politics. Studies of the functioning of economic institutions and of the determinants of economic policies are also welcome, as are papers that apply economic and game-theoretical models to political phenomena.
  • EU Politics (Gail McElroy, TCD)
    We invite papers on any aspect of European comparative and European Union politics, from political representation to institutional and policy analysis. We welcome proposals that are methodologically rigorous and deal with both established and emerging research themes in European politics. Preference is for works that offer fresh theoretical insights, develop new data sources, or use existing data in new and creative ways. Panel proposals that are substantively cohesive and span the divides across different themes, between empirics and theory or across different approaches are also welcome.
  • International and Domestic Conflict (Thomas Chadefaux, TCD)
    The ‘International and Domestic Conflict’ section seeks papers that systematically analyze intergroup or interstate conflicts, theoretically or empirically. The section concentrates on violent conflict, but welcomes work on other forms of intergroup conflict that does not fit naturally into other sections.
  • International Relations (Jonathan Kuyper, QUB)
    For the International Relations section, we are looking for papers that pursue formally stated arguments and/or present / analyze systematically collected empirical data. Otherwise, we welcome papers across the entire range of international relations.
  • Political Methodology (Laron Williams, U. Missouri)
    The political methodology track invites proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables addressing all areas of empirical methodology including, but not limited to, research design, causal inference (broadly defined), model specification, estimation, and measurement. Proposals that develop new techniques for empirical political analysis or involve innovative applications of existing methods to political science research are particularly encouraged.
  • Public Policy and Public Administration (Eoin O’Malley, DCU)
    This section invites panel and paper proposals on a wide range of topics related to public policy and is open to any theoretical orientation and methodological approach. We welcome especially studies combining innovative theoretical arguments and creative research designs.
  • Political Theory (Peter Stone, TCD)
    The political theory section invites submissions in democratic theory, deliberative democracy, social theory, and other aspects of analytical theory.
  • Political Communication and Media (Rebekah Tromble, Leiden)
    Political communication and media cover all aspects of political communications, political advertising, media and politics, and social media.