Interest Groups | June 29-July 7, 2017

Interest Group Politics and Policy-Making in the 21st Century

The 8th ECPR Summer School on Interest Group Politics will take place at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Germany from June 29 until July 7, 2017.

Through a variety of courses taught by renowned interest group scholars, students will learn about the different stages of the lobbying process involving interest group strategies and group influence on public policy-making.

The summer school provides students with advanced training in the latest theoretical approaches and in cutting-edge methods applied in the study of interest groups. In addition, the summer school will connect students to an international forum of researchers and enable them to build an academic network with other junior and senior scholars in interest group research.

Students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research and to get feedback from the instructors and the other students. To do so, students are required to submit a research paper of about 6,000 to 8.000 words in advance of the summer school. The best paper will be awarded a prize by the conveners of the ECPR Summer School.


For more info on the thematic focus of the ecpr summer school 2017, applications requirements, and conditions of application, please contact Arndt Wonka or Anne Rasmussen.

Interest Groups Program 2017

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Application Requirements

Please download the application requirements for the ecpr summer school and read them carefully before applying!