The Party Congress Research Group consists of a cross-national team of researchers interested developing theories and empirically evaluating the role of party congresses / conferences and intra-party decision-making in democratic politics. On this site you can find information about our research and the scholars contributing to the project as well as details on our workshops and meetings. Please contact us for additional information about the project or ways to contribute at partycongressresearchgroup[at]gmail.com.

Upcoming meetings: 

Intra-Party Politics in Times of Crisis!

The workshop will be held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland the Monday following the European Political Science Association meeting in June, 2019. Presentations will be held June 24-25 concluding with a discussion on theoretical, methodological and empirical advancements in the study of intra-party politics. We encourage submissions from diverse backgrounds focused on the politics and dynamics within political parties. We welcome research that broadly touches on topics related to party politics, candidate selection, party organization, leadership competition, or intra-party decision-making. We are happy to receive applicants from interested scholars regardless of career stage.

Please email submissions with a 200 word abstract, 5 key words, and all authors’ names and affiliations by March 1, 2019 for full consideration to the following address: partycongressresearchgroup[at]gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you all in Glasgow! 


Past meetings:

  • “Intra-Party Politics in the Modern Era”
    2018 PCRG workshop in Vienna, June 26-28, 2018, PCRG Schedule – June 19
  • “Perspectives on Intra-Party Politics: theoretical approaches and practical applications”
    2017 PCRG workshop in Milan, June 26-27, 2017, PCRG 2017 Schedule 
  • PCRG general meeting in Vienna, June 28-29, 2015
  • “Intra-Party Politics and Party Congresses” at the ECPR Research Sessions,  University of Essex, July 8-11, 2014.




More to come soon