ECPR Summer School

ECPR Sponsored Summer School

  • Aarhus, Denmark. 2-7 August 2021

Summer School of the ECPR Standing Group on Political Parties


2-7 August 2021 

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus University is pleased to be hosting the Summer School in 2021 affiliated with the ECPR Standing Group on Political Parties. The academic theme is Theories and Methods in Party Politics.

The Summer School on Political Parties provides young scholars working on various aspects of political parties with theoretical and analytical knowledge with sessions delivered by some of the field’s foremost experts as well as feedback on research projects or research papers. The programme is a unique opportunity for participants to network with each other and with more senior scholars in the field of party politics including party researchers in the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University.

The summer school takes place over six days. The programme is built around the well-known three faces of political parties – parties in the electorate, parties as political organizations, parties in government. The programme consists of a series of lectures as well as in-depth discussions of participants’ research projects, both provided by experts in the field. Since methods and data have become more diverse in the field of party politics, scholars will also pay special attention to issues of methods and data arising in their field of expertise.