COST Action CA15207

Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science


The Action is intended to serve as a vehicle for the development of an in-depth, innovative assessment of the state of European Political Science, from both a professional and an applied perspective. Accordingly, the following goals ought to be pursued:

a) a reflection on the recent evolution (at least the past 20 years) of the academic subject of Political Science, through an extensive country-by-country analysis. 

b) a broad report on two specific aspects of the professionalization of the subject: the notion of mobility within and across national borders (through the adoption of different definitions and measurement approaches), and that of internationalization.

c) a broad analysis of the social impact of Political Science within policy-making processes at both national and supranational levels. Social impact will be assessed by focussing on 3 specific dimensions:

  • the social and media visibility of European political scientists (and thus, their impact on agenda setting);
  • their advisory role (at different stages of the policy process);
  • the perception of Political Science’s involvement in the public sphere, also through an analysis of the direct involvement of scholars as holders of political or institutional positions.


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