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Prague to host European political science conference in September

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Prague, Aug 4 (CTK) – More than 2,000 delegates will attend the 10th European conference of political science to be held at the Charles University (UK) in Prague on September 7 to 10, Ales Karmazin, from the organising team, has told CTK.
The conference, the largest event of its kind in Europe, is organised by the Institute of the Political Science of the UK’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
It is held by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), an independent scholarly association, founded in 1970. It has 350 members in more than 50 countries, including universities, academics and students dealing with political science research and teaching.
The first ECPR’s conference took place at the University of Kent, Britain, in 2001. First, it was held every other year, and since 2014 annually. A number of European cities and Montreal, Canada, have hosted it.
“After Budapest, Prague will be the second city of the eastern bloc to host the prestigious conference,” Karmazin said.
The conference programme offers more than 500 events focused on political science and international politics as well as interconnected fields, such as sociology.
A crushing majority of the participants are foreign guests.
Out of Czech experts, Petr Just, dealing with new political parties in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and election analyst Tomas Lebeda will give papers at the conference.
The main speaker will be Rogers Brubaker, from the University of California, Los Angeles, a leading expert in nationalism, citizenship issues and migration.
The hosting Faculty of Social Sciences will organise two round-table debates – on the importance of international organisations and on 25 years since the first democratic elections in post-communist countries.
Some events will take place at the UK’s faculties of law and of arts in Prague.
The next ECPR’s conference will be held in Oslo in 2017.

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