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Call for the 10th Düsseldorf Graduate Conference on Party Research (GraPa) 2019 hosted by the PRuF

On the 1st and 2nd of February 2019, the Düsseldorf Graduate Conference on Party Research (GraPa) will take place for the tenth time. The PRuF would like to invite all PhD candidates in the field of party research and others who are interested in this two-day interdisciplinary conference at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Especially, we welcome party researchers from abroad. Presentations and discussions can be held in English. Please find detailed information in the official invitation. We look forward to applications until 31.10.18.

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Poguntke has been elected as the ECPR's new Speaker of Council

Prof. Dr. Thomas Poguntke commented on his appointment:

"ECPR is European integration at its best – bringing people together, stimulating research and teaching, being open to participation from outside Europe. I am very grateful that I can contribute to this ongoing success story by serving as Speaker of the Council for the coming years."

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The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is an independent scholarly association, established in 1970. Its 350 institutional members across around 50 countries represent the leading universities, students and senior academics engaged in...

9th Düsseldorf Graduate Conference on Party Research (GraPa 2018)

On the 2nd and 3rd of February, the Düsseldorf Party Research Institute hosted the Düsseldorf Graduate Conference on Party Research for the ninth 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 21 presenters, coming from 18 universities in 9 European countries. The ten 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...

9th Düsseldorf Graduate Conference on Party Research (GraPa) 2018 hosted by the PRuF

On the 2nd and 3rd of February 2018, the PRuF will host the 9th Düsseldorf Graduate Conference on Party Research (GraPa). The Conference will take place at the University Library (Lecture Hall) and offers an opportunity to PhD students in the field of party research to present and discuss their projects. Listeners are also welcome (registration via email to gregor.zons@hhu.de). For detailed information, please see the flyer.

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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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