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10th Düsseldorf Graduate Conference on Party Research (GraPa 2019)

On the 1stand 2ndof February, the Düsseldorf Party Research Institute hosted the Düsseldorf Graduate Conference on Party Research for the tenth time. The interdisciplinary conference provides PhD candidates in the field of party research with an opportunity to present their work and ideas. This year, our institute welcomed 16 presenters, coming from Germany, Italy, and Bulgaria. The eight different panels represented the diversity of party research in terms of topics and disciplines. The conference showed how research at this stage benefits from a dialogue among young academics. The event was supported by the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf and the friend’s association of the Social Sciences...

DFG-Project “Who do parties select as their electoral leaders and why?”

Dr. Gregor Zons has attracted funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the amount of 334.415 € for his project “Who do parties select as their electoral leaders and why?”. The project investigates, first, whether electoral leaders for parliamentary elections hold any other leadership positions at the same time and, secondly, the party careers of electoral leaders. The project will start in early 2019 and will last for 3 years.

 

Political Party Database Project. Successful Launch Conference of Database and new Book

On May 4th the Political Party Database Project successfully launched its database introducing to the public party organizational data for free usage from 19 countries and 122 parties. The conference was held in the Haus der Universität in Düsseldorf and welcomed 90 national and international guests: party researchers, fellow political scientists, practitioners and students discussed for one day what impact the project has and will continue to have. The project leaders Prof. Thomas Poguntke (Heinrich Heine University), Prof. Susan E. Scarrow (University of Houston, Texas, US), and Prof. Paul D. Webb (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK), who introduced the project and presented main...

Eighth Düsseldorf Graduate Conference on Party Research (GraPa 2017)

On the 10th and 11th of February, the Düsseldorf Party Research Institute hosted the Düsseldorf Graduate Conference for the seventh time. The interdisciplinary conference provides PhD candidates in the field of party research with an opportunity to present their work and ideas. This year, our institute welcomed 22 presenters, coming from 17 universities in 8 European countries. The nine different panels represented the diversity of party research in terms of topics and disciplines. The conference showed how research projects benefit from a dialogue among young academics. The event was supported by the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf and the friend’s association of the Social Sciences Institute of...

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