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Welcome to the new website of SEDEPE (The Selection and Deselection of Political Elites), an international network of scholars willing to establish some common methods and codings for ministerial selection, deselection and movement. You will find below a list of our upcoming events for which we encourage you to submit a paper proposal.

  1. Workshop on “Ministerial turnover and ministerial career paths in contemporary democracies“, co-chaired by Hanna Bäck and Luca Verzichelli.
    ECPR Joint Sessions of workshops, St Gallen (Switzerland), 12-17 April 2011
    Deadline for paper submissions: December 1st, 2010.
  2. Section on “The Emergence of Global Elites” (section 35), co-chaired by Ursula Hoffmann-Lange, John Higley and Patrick Dumont.
    ECPR General conference, Reykjavik 25-27 August 2011
    Two panels: “From the Bottom to the Top ? Careers Paths of Political Leaders in Multi-Level Settings” and “Political Elites and Institutions : Recruitment Patterns and Turnover”.
    A call for papers will be circulated in November, with a deadline of 1 February 2011.

For more information on these events and for proposing papers, please contact

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