Call for Papers ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops 2018 (Advocacy Groups)

The call for paper proposals for the upcoming ECPR joint sessions in Nicosia (10/05-14/05) is now open.

You are cordially invited to submit a paper to our workshop titled “The Citizens’ Voice? When and How Advocacy Groups Represent and Affect Public Preferences”.

The workshop seeks to bridge and expand the research on advocacy groups and policy congruence. We welcome contributions exploring new frontiers in this research area, including studies of different types of advocacy groups, different polities around the world, and different stages in the policymaking cycle. We also welcome studies that examine alternative routes to policy representation (such as parties and media).

More information about the workshop can be found by following this link.

Anne Rasmussen
Iskander De Bruycker 

The ECPR's Joint Sessions of Workshops is a unique opportunity for scholars at all stages of their careers, from all parts of the world, and all sub-fields of political science and international relations, to come together for four days of intense discussion, feedback and collaboration. The event will consist of 30 Workshops comprising 15–20 scholars. Each participant presents a Paper, which is then discussed in depth by the rest of the group.

The 2018 edition will be held at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, from 10–14 April. Please submit your proposal via by Wednesday 6 December 2017. Full details on