The ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy is holding its first Summer School on ‘Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics’ at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, 25-29 June 2018.
The ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy, the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX), and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS) invite applications for the upcoming Summer School on ‘Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics’, which will be held at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, Italy, from Monday 25 to Friday 29 June 2018.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
We are pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for the 1st Summer School of the ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy on ‘Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics’, sponsored by the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX), the European Council for Political Research (ECPR), and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS). The Summer School will take place in Florence, Italy, from 25 to 29 June 2018 and is open to 15 Master’s and PhD students of different disciplinary backgrounds in the social and political sciences, as well as early career researchers interested in the study of far-right politics.
The Summer School focuses on the study of the far right in its populist, radical, and extremist manifestations. Its aim is to bolster and promote knowledge on the theoretical, empirical, and methodological underpinnings of contemporary far-right politics. The School will focus on how to study and interpret the different manifestations of far-right politics across time, arenas, and national contexts. The School will introduce students to concepts and theories explaining the conditions affecting far-right mobilisation and performance; and methods to tackle this phenomenon empirically. Despite the growing attention received by far-right political parties, social movements, and groups, we still lack a comprehensive conceptual and methodological toolkit to investigate its diverse expressions in the multi-organisational field. The School will thus address young scholars and students, and discuss how to apply established research techniques to the study of far-right politics, and create, retrieve, and manage available data. In sum, the School intends to create an interactive learning environment where graduate students will have the opportunity to:
LOCATION AND SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
The Summer School will take place in Florence and will last five teaching days, from 25 to 29 June 2018. The Summer School will include two keynote speeches and five teaching days focusing on particular themes related to the overall topic of the Summer School:
Day 1: Monday, 25 June
Day 2: Tuesday, 26 June
Day 3: Wednesday, 27 June
Day 4: Thursday, 28 June
Day 5: Friday, 29 June
Applicants should email the following material to email@example.com by – and no later than – 11 March 2018:
Applicants will be informed of the outcome by email no later than 26 March 2018. Those offered places must confirm their participation through enrolment by – and no later than – 10 April 2018, after which places will be offered to applicants on the reserve list.
ENROLMENT FEES, GRANTS, AND ACCOMMODATION
There is a fee of €225 to participate to the Summer School. Light lunches, welcome drinks, a social dinner, academic material, computing and internet facilities will be available for free to all participants. Travel and accommodation costs are not included. However, the ECPR is generously offering two Travel & Accommodation Grants of €250 each. You should indicate in your application whether you would like to compete for these grants. Please note that in order to qualify for such grants, participants will have to meet all the following criteria:
The host institution (Scuola Normale Superiore) is also offering accommodation at its residence (Residenza Capitini) at a discounted price of €13,35/night per person for a single bedroom. Please, also confirm upon enrolment whether you would like to reserve a room for your stay. Availability is limited, so reservation is highly recommended.
Participants to the Summer School will be asked to write and submit a 7,000-8,000-word paper by 1 June 2018. The paper will be presented during the Summer School, providing a unique experience for discussion and feedback from established scholars. English will be the working language; students are expected to have a good command of written and spoken English. Participants will be also required to complete the mandatory readings for morning lectures and to actively engage in discussion during morning and afternoon sessions.
SUMMER SCHOOL ORGANISERS
Pietro Castelli Gattinara (C-REX, University of Oslo)
Andrea L. P. Pirro (COSMOS, Scuola Normale Superiore)
For applications and any additional queries, please contact the Summer School organisers at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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