The Section is entitled Relational Approaches to Policy Analysis: Knowing, Intervening and Transforming in a Precarious World. You can find an outline on along with links for submitting your proposal. This year the Section offers room for eight panels but also facilitates individual paper submissions.

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be submitted online at the ECPR General Conference website The deadline for paper and panel proposals is Monday 15 February midnight (GMT-time). Panel proposals should also be sent to the Section conveners (,, by 1 February at latest for endorsement.

Finally, we would like to ask you to register as a member of the Standing Group. You can register through your MyECPR account, or if you don’t have a MyECPR account, you can easily make one here: If you are already a member, please remember to renew your membership by 31 December (unfortunately ECPR regulations require everyone to do so annually).

Please take a few minutes to register if you haven’t done so already. The SG is a very important platform in the Political and Policy Science Community. The ECPR is the premier political science organization in Europe. A Standing Group provides visibility and authority to the field of interpretive and critical policy studies. Important conferences and sections in conferences are organized through the SG. The SG is a medium to make your publications and activities visible to a large group of colleagues. Under the rules of the new ECPR charter the SG can apply for funds for various academic activities.

Please contact us if you have questions about our Section at the ECPR General Conference, or have queries or ideas relating to the Standing Group.

Kind regards,

Hendrik Wagenaar

Koen Bartels

Nick Turnbull



Dr. Koen P.R. Bartels
Lecturer in Management Studies
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