2010 Antwerp Summer School on Interest Group Politics:
Mobilization Processes and Interest Group Communities

30 June - 8 July 2010

The Department of Political Science of the University of Antwerp hosted the first ECPR Standing Group on Interest Groups summer school in 2010. It focused on the population ecology of interest representation as well as the professionalization of interest groups. The proximity to an important international venue when it comes to interest groups – Brussels – enabled to include practitioners and to bring a visit to the EU institutions in Brussels. The course included lectures and discussions led by well-known scholars in the field. Examples were drawn from both national and European politics. Furthermore, attendees received constructive feedback on their own research on aspects of interest groups politics. Invited scholars for the 2010 school included David Lowery, William Maloney, Dirk De Bièvre, Arlo Poletti, Caelesta Poppelaars, Joost Berkhout and Jan Beyers.

Organizing Committee:

Prof. dr. J. Beyers, course director
Department of Political Science
Research group European and international politics

Dr. C. Poppelaars
Department of Political Science
Research group European and international politics

Phd Candidate T. Verboven
Department of Political Science
Research group European and international politics

Piet De Vroede
Associate Internationalization, Communication and Internships
Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

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