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ECPR Party Politics Award for the Best Student Paper

The international journal Party Politics sponsors an annual prize for the best paper delivered
at the annual Summer School on European Parties and Party Systems,
organized by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

Year of Award

Authors, institutional affiliations, and paper titles


Sarah Engler, Universität Bern

"The Role of Corruption in Explaining the Electoral Success of New Political Parties in Central and Eastern Europe"

Berna Öney, Universität Oldenburg

"MainstreamParties’ Strategies toward Ethnic Niche Parties: How do political parties in Turkey respond to the Kurdish issue?"


Tristan Vellinga, University of Florida,

“Accession and Realignment in Turkey: 1990-2007”

Gregor Zons, Universität Köln

“The Programmatic Profiles of Niche Parties”


Ruth Dassonneville, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

“Cognitive Mobilization and Vote Intention Switching. An Event History Analysis of Electoral Volatility in the 2009 German Election Campaign”


Miguel Carreras, University of Pittsburgh

“The Rise of Outsiders in Latin America, 1980-2010: An Institutionalist Perspective”


Not awarded


Stephen Quinlan, University College Dublin

“Perceived Party Differential and Youth Electoral Participation”

Thomas Meyer, Universität Mannheim

“Reception and acceptance of party policy shifts in Great Britain”




Nikolaus Eder, Universität Mannheim

"Why Parties do not Campaign on EU Issues: Attitudes of Austrian Parliamentary Candidates towards European Integration"


Nathalie Giger, Universität Bern

"The Role of Parties: Still Relevant in the Era of Welfare State Retrenchment?"


Imke Harbers, University of Leiden

"Power to the people? Experiments with participation in the federal district of Mexico City between 1997 and 2003"


Seth Jolly, Duke University

"European Integration and the Rise of Regional Parties"

last updated Febuary 2015