Oh dear: Imagine there is an executive committee and nobody came! I mean: In PolSci? Wouldn’t a bit of field work enhance your understanding of the subject? Apparently not, so now the ECPR has set up a working group and a blog whose purpose…
The [Constitutional and Electoral Reform Group] has now been created and, as part of the process of consultation and discussion with the ECPR membership, it has decided to create a blog to allow all those interested in making comments and recommendations to do so, at the same time as allowing others to respond with their own comments, thus creating a genuine debate. At the closure of the blog on 30 Sep. 2009 the Group will consider all comments posted on the blog. The Group does not wish to restrict the range of subjects that might be covered, and therefore welcomes comments on any aspects of constitutional and electoral reform of the ECPR which might be pertinent to its work. It is recommended, however, that participants focus on what is practicable and achievable both in terms of constitutional revision (a copy of the Constitution is to be found on the blog page) and the ECPR’s longstanding culture and practices as a genuinely European, multi-national organisation.
We shall see how it works out. Luckily, I’m no longer at risk of being picked for academic and university committees. 😛
Completely unrelated but a note to self: I owe Annette Schmitt in Mainz a mail.