2nd Summer School on Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics

The ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy invites applications for the upcoming Summer School on ‘Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics’, which will be held at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo, from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July 2020.

For more information on how to apply, requirements and learning outcomes go to the ECPR Event page.

The Summer School addresses young scholars and students focusing 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 Summer School will introduce you 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 multiple arenas. The Summer School will thus address young scholars and students, and discuss how to apply established research techniques to the study of far-right politics, and devise and manage primary and secondary data.

The Summer School will take place in Oslo and will last five teaching days, from 29 June to 3 July 2020. It will include two keynote speeches, five classes on the main concepts and theories for the study of the far right, eight methods classes, and daily afternoon sessions for the presentation of student projects.

Applicants should submit a CV, short cover letter (max one page), and a 300-word abstract of a Paper to be presented during the event, to ead.summerschool@gmail.com. Partial or incomplete applications will not be processed. The deadline for submissions is 16 February 2020. No late applications will be accepted. Applicants will be informed about the outcome by email in March 2020.


For applications and any additional queries, please contact the Summer School organisers at: ead.summerschool@gmail.com.

Published Dec. 16, 2019 3:07 PM - Last modified Dec. 17, 2019 10:17 AM