ECPR 45th Joint Sessions of Workshops University of Nottingham 25 – 30 April 2017

Dear colleagues,

We're writing to let you know about a panel on public policy in multi-level systems taking place during next year’s ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, at the University of Nottingham. 

The panel chairs are Hanna Kleider (University of Gerogia) and Simon Toubeau (University of Nottingham)

You can find the abstract and further details about the session here:

We’d be delighted if you were able to present some of your ongoing research on public policy at the sub-national level. 

The page for submitting paper proposals can be found here:

Do please bear in mind that the deadline for applying is December 1. But, we’d be grateful if could let us know if you are likely to participate and what you are likely to present as soon as possible, so that we can get an idea of numbers and topics, etc…

Feel free to contact us: and

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

Hanna Kleider and Simon Toubeau

School of Politics and IR. Law and Social Sciences Building. University of Nottingham


The ECPR’s Joint Sessions of Workshops have a unique format that makes them a leading forum for substantive discussion and collaboration between scholars of political science. They are now recognised as one of the major highlights of the world's political science calendar. In 2017, the Joint Sessions will take place at the University of Nottingham in the UK.

Workshops are closed gatherings of 15-20 participants, which last for about five days, bringing together scholars from across the world and all career stages. Topics of discussion are precisely defined, and only scholars currently working in the Workshop's field, and with a Paper or research document for discussion, are invited to participate.  Participants may attend only one Workshop, and must stay for the duration of the event.  This format ensures intensive collaboration which often results not only in thorough critiques of the new research being presented, but in new research groups being formed to take that work forward.

The Joint Sessions of Workshops have been held in a different European city, at an ECPR Full-Member university, each spring since 1973. 

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For further information please contact Marcia Taylor