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2nd European Conference on Comparative Electoral Research Theme: The Context of Electoral Behaviour

Announcement and Call for Papers

2nd European Conference on Comparative Electoral Research

Theme: The Context of Electoral Behaviour

An activity of project “The True European Voter” (COST Action IS0806)

11-14 April 2013, Rhodes, Greece

Organized by the Department of Political Sciences

Laboratory of Applied Political Research, Aristotle University Thessaloniki

in collaboration with the School of Humanities, Aegean University, Rhodes island

Academic convenors:

Hermann Schmitt (Universities of Manchester and Mannheim)
Paolo Segatti (University of Milan)

Eftichia Teperoglou (MZES, Germany and CIES-IUL, Portugal)

Local conference organizers:
Theodore Chadjipadelis-Ioannis Andreadis and Kostas Tsolakidis-Kostas Vratsalis

We invite paper proposals for a conference to be held in Rhodes island, Greece in April 2013.

The focus of the conference is on contextual effects on electoral behaviour, and more in particular how different contexts moderate the process of electoral choice. Context is very broadly understood here. We welcome papers that explore different hierarchical levels of context (interpersonal, neighbourhood, constituency, nation) as well as those focusing on different dimensions of contextual variation, like the political context (e.g. electoral systems), the social context (e.g. the relative gravity of social divisions), the economic context (e.g. economic crises) or the cultural context (e.g. populism). We seek to recruit original papers that exploit systematic empirical research across one or more of the following questions:

– How do different contexts determine vote choices?
– How exactly are different context dimensions interacting with various determinants of vote choices?
– What are appropriate methodological tools to determine the effect of the various context dimensions on the voting function?

A more extensive call for papers and a submission form can be found on

Paper proposals (using the submission form) should be sent by 28 February to

Proposals should contain a title and an abstract (up to 400 words), with concise information about research questions, theoretical approach, study design, data, and expected results.

Authors will be notified by March 3. Contributions to travel and accommodation costs are available for a limited number of paper givers (on the basis of an accepted proposal and complementing other funding). Authors seeking such support will be notified by March 10.