IPSA Newsletter February 2014

Publicado el 14 de febrero de 2014 a las 08h. y 59m. por Charo Llera en IPSA

International Political Science Association/
Association internationale de science politique
February 2014 Newsletter


  • 2014 Montreal IPSA World Congress of Political Science

Early Bird Registration

Early bird registration for WC2014 is available until March 11. All participants, including session chairs, panel chairs, discussants and paper givers, must register to attend the congress.

As was the case at the 2012 World Congress of Political Science, anyone interested in attending the 2014 congress must first become a member of IPSA.

  • Participants must be IPSA members to register.
  • Early bird registration fees (valid until March 11) are as follows:
    • IPSA member: US$260 (+US$160 two-year IPSA membership fee)
    • IPSA student member: US$75 *Proof of student status required at the time of registration. (+$50 one-year IPSA student membership fee or $80 two-year IPSA student membership fee)
  • All participants must be registered by March 11, 2014, to be included in the printed program.
  • Registration details are available on the IPSA Congress registration page at http://ipsa.org/events/congress/montreal2014/registration
  • Fees will increase for all participants as of March 12. Any questions concerning registration should be sent to montreal2014@ipsa.org. For further details, please go the congress website.

Travel Grant Applications Under Review

The deadline to apply for a travel grant has passed. Close to 300 travel grant applications were received from all over the world. The applications will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and all applicants will receive an email notification concerning the status of their application by the end of February. Please do not send individual inquiries prior to this date.

IPSA awards: call for applications now open

The call for applications for six IPSA awards is now open!

All awards will be presented at IPSA’s upcoming 23rd World Congress of Political Science. To find out more about the nomination process and the application guidelines, please visit the following pages:

The deadline to apply for most awards is April 1, 2014.

Discover the Museums and Culture of Montréal

Montreal’s museums are dynamic institutions that continue to shape the city’s cultural identity and broaden access to a cumulative collection of over four million objects. These items not only recount local history, but also that of humanity as a whole, and are made available to a wide audience every year in over two hundred exhibitions. Through this carefully conserved material evidence of archaeological, artistic, architectural, scientific, and historic heritage, Montréal’s museums, galleries, and other cultural spaces offer the privilege of participating, via traditional and new media, in compelling, informative, and educative dialogues between the present and the past.

For more information, go to http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/Discover-montreal/Montreal-by-theme/museums-and-culture

  • What’s New on the IPSAPortal?

News from the IPSAPortal:

1) The issue of distance learning has become a hot topic among members of most major academic associations, including those in political science. The American Political Science Association’s recent annual Conference on Learning and Teaching held in Philadelphia from February 7 to 9 featured a session on Distance Learning. The papers presented will be soon available on the website, and papers from previous editions are already posted. (Associations on the IPSAPortal).

2) A few days before the inauguration of the Olympic Games in Sochi, the Pew Research Center published the results of a study highlighting widely held public perceptions of the decision to hold the Olympic Games in Russia. American public opinion suggests skepticism (44% of respondents said it was a poor decision) motivated by concerns over security more so than negative perceptions of the Putin government. The survey analysis and data are available on the Pew website. (Thematic Networks on the IPSAPortal)

3) The democratic crisis in Turkey is the focus of a recent report posted on the FreedomHouse website. The report cites restrictions on online freedom of expression recently introduced by the Turkish Parliament as a representative indicator of the situation unfolding in that country. Along with the report, the website features a press release, an interactive timeline related to Turkish media, and previous reports on freedom of the press and freedom on the Internet. (Thematic Networks on the IPSAPortal)

4) The ACE project recently published all the papers presented at the 2013 Global Elections Organization (GEO) Conference held in Seoul from October 15 to 17, 2013. The event was hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Election Commission of the Republic of Korea (NEC). All the presentations may be downloaded from the website in Word and/or PDF format, and in many cases the PowerPoint presentations are also available for download at no charge. (Research Institutes on the IPSAPortal)

  • Dr. Helen Milner on the Board of Directors of the Global Development Network

We are glad to announce that Dr. Helen Milner was nominated by the IPSA Executive Committee to replace Dr. Lourdes Solas as the IPSA representative on the Global Development Network’s board of directors for the period extending from 2014 to 2016. Dr. Solas supports the candidacy of Dr. Milner and regrets not being able to fulfil a second term.

The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public International Organization dedicated to building research capacity in a global development context. GDN supports researchers in developing and transition countries by helping them to conduct and share high quality applied social science research that informs policymaking and advances social and economic development. Founded in 1999, GDN is headquartered in New Delhi, with offices in Cairo and Washington DC.

Dr. Milner is a distinguished scholar who possesses tried and tested experience to along with organizational leadership skills. She is currently President of IPSA. We believe that her involvement in GDN’s decision-making body will serve to enrich the organization’s work, as Dr. Milner is a dynamic intellectual with proven ability and a willingness to mobilize development knowledge on a global scale. http://www.gdn.int/

  • IPSA Summer School - Singapore 2014

IPSA-NUS 3rd Summer School for Social Science Research Methods 2014

June 30, 2014 - July 11, 2014

National University of Singapore. Singapore

The National University of Singapore’s Department of Political Science is proud to present its 3rd Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods, which runs from June 30 to July 11, 2014. The Methods School is organized in cooperation with the International Political Science Association. IPSA’s mission is to promote empirical research in political science and related disciplines around the world, and the IPSA-NUS Methods School forms the Asia-Pacific hub in a global network of methods programs, with other summer schools hosted at the University of São Paulo, the University of Stellenbosch and the Middle East Technical University.

The IPSA-NUS Methods School offers rigorous training with outstanding and highly experienced international faculty in a wide range of social science research methods. Students, post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty, civil servants, professionals and anyone with an interest in research methods can choose between 12 different quantitative, qualitative and formal methods courses as well as benefit from intensive, hands-on coursework over a two-week period.

In addition to regular class meetings, lab sessions and exercises, the Methods School organizes the IPSA-NUS International Speakers Series and offers various information sessions on such topics as academic writing and publishing. It fosters a unique and supportive social environment meant to facilitate networking and encourage the exchange of ideas on the theory and practice of social science research.

For 2014, a number of new, basic and advanced courses have been added to the existing Methods School curriculum. Overall, the Methods School offers 12 courses in quantitative, qualitative and formal methods. All courses are given by outstanding and highly experienced international faculty, with a focus on the theory and practice of social science research and high-quality training in diverse, state-of-the-art methods and techniques.

Join us for two weeks of rigorous training in social science research methods, and take advantage of truly global networking opportunities. In addition to acquiring cutting-edge quantitative, qualitative and formal methods skills, students have a chance to meet future collaborators and co-authors as well as make new friends with similar research interests from all over the Asia-Pacific, the U.S., Europe and beyond.

As the Methods School is a non-profit venture, course fees have been priced accordingly and represent excellent value compared to similar events in the U.S. and Europe (compare!) while offering the same quality of instruction.

Join us on a journey of learning and discovery in one of the world’s most fascinating cities – the Lion City of Singapore!

Early Registration Discount Available Until April 30, 2014

Details are available online at http://methods-school.nus.edu.sg/

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the IPSA-NUS Methods School team. For up-to-the-minute information on the latest Methods School activities, you may also like the Methods School Facebook page or follow us on Twitter (@MethodsSchool).

  • International Encyclopedia of Political Science - Special Discount of 20% to All IPSA Members

Dear IPSA member,

as you are certainly aware IPSA has been responsible for the edition of the widely acclaimed International Encyclopedia of Political Science (see text below). This is a truly global and pluralist enterprise with contributors from all over the world. SAGE is now offering a special discount of 20% to all IPSA members. This is particularly important for the electronic version, since each member of an institution which has subscribed to the encyclopedia can freely download and print individual articles. This will ensure a really wide distribution which is the main aim of this enterprise.

So, please inform your university or other library to do so and you and your colleagues and students can enjoy this free access!

On behalf of the editors, Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino


Developed in partnership with the International Political Science Association with entries from leading international scholars from around the world, the International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing its theoretical foundations and including empirical findings from across the globe. This eight volume set examines all the main subdisciplines of political science and includes coverage of comparative politics, epistemology, political economy, political sociology, and international relations.

The process of democratization will remain a vital topic during the 21st century, and the encyclopedia contains extensive coverage of the evolution of democracy as well as other political systems. Readers will also find both theoretical and empirical background on other important issues such as global security, the relationship between religion and the state, and political issues related to gender and race/ethnicity.

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  • 2014 IPSA Membership Renewal

With more services to members than ever, IPSA has proudly launched its 2014 membership renewal campaign. We invite you to renew your membership or join our great organization. Your contributions are crucial in helping us pursue our mission to promote the advancement of political science throughout the world.

IPSA members enjoy numerous benefits; click here for details.

For quick online registration, click on the image below.

Membership & World Congress registration in one easy transaction

With the 23rd IPSA World Congress of Political Science mere months away, existing members may renew their membership and register for the World Congress in a single transaction. The same applies to new members: one simple transaction allows them to join IPSA and register for the World Congress.

To renew/join and register for the World Congress, go to www.ipsa.org/events/congress/montreal2014/registration

...And do not forget to subscribe to IPSA's longest-running publication while doing your Membership

Created in 1951, the INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE ABSTRACTS is among the most important sources of bibliographical information for researchers and students in political science and in related fields. Six issues annually provide about 8,000 abstracts of articles selected from among nearly 1,000 journals and yearbooks worldwide. Now in its 63th year, the print edition has been published by SAGE London since 2007. Editor Paul Godt and co-editor Serge Hurtig invite IPSA members to subscribe at the special price of US$94 (185$ for two-years) instead of 187$ (374$ for two-years) (contact membership@ipsa.org). Libraries and other institutions interested in the fully searchable online database are asked to contact EBSCO (database from Vol. 1, Issue 1) or Ovid (since 1989), each of which offers substantial discounts to developing countries.

Political Science News

  • Passing of Professor Howard H. Lentner

It is with regret that IPSA announces the passing of Professor Howard H. Lentner on February 5, 2014, at age 82. Professor Lentner held various academic leadership positions, at Case Western Reserve University (Ohio), McMaster University (Ontario), Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate School. He was previously involved with IPSA RC36 Political Power, hosting one of their meetings in New York City in 2004, and he also helped to co-edit two books (Power in Contemporary Politics, Sage 2000; Hegemony and Power, Lexington Books 2006). His intellectual honesty and personal warmth will be greatly missed.

Books by Members

Left and Right: The Great Dichotomy Revisited

Edited by João Cardoso Rosas Ana Rita Ferreira. More information ...

Debating civil-military relations in Latin America

Edited by David Mares and Rafael Martínez. More information ...

The Presidency and Domestic Policy: Comparing Leadership Styles, FDR to Obama

By Michael A. Genovese, Todd L. Belt, William W. Lammers (late). More information ...

Communication et Marketing de l'Homme Politique - 4e édition

De Philippe J. Maarek. Plus d'information ...

La politique québécoise et canadienne - une approche pluraliste

Sous la direction de Alain-G. Gagnon. Plus d'information ...

Upcoming Events

(February & March):

Course "Advanced Multi-Method" Research at ECPR Winter School

17-21 February, 2014

Vienna, Austria

Research Workshop on “Policy Failure”

19-21 February, 2014

Singapore, Singapore

“Invisible Work” - Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting 2014

20-23 February, 2014

Baltimore, United States

ISJ & UN International Conference - The Evolution of Legal Concepts in Light of Evolution of International Criminal Courts/Tribunals

20 February, 2014

Tehran, Iran

International Conference - South Asia in Global Perspective: Democracy, Human Rights and Nation Building

21-22 February, 2014

Jodhpur, India

"Times and Spaces of Globalization. Europe in a Global Context" - Padova Winter School

24-28 February, 2014

Padova, Italy

9th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union - "Brussels as Usual?: Politics and Policy in the EU"

28 February-1 March, 2014

Pittsburgh, United States

General Online Research conference (GOR 14)

5-7 March, 2014

Cologne, Germany

“Resurrections” - 21st International Conference of Europeanists

14-16 March, 2014

Washington D.C., United States

Colloque international des Hautes études internationales (HEI) - Analyse contemporaine des conflits en Afrique

20-22 March, 2014

Québec, Canada

Workshop at the University of Ottawa - Transnational Migration and Changing Citizenship Regimes

21 March, 2014

Ottawa, Canada

2014 International Studies Association Convention - Spaces and Places Geopolitics in an Era of Globalization

26-29 March, 2014

Toronto, Canada

2nd Interdisciplinary Social Movements Conference

28-29 March, 2014

Canterbury, United Kingdom

IAPSS World Congress 2014 - Culture, Politics and Mutual Understanding among Nations
31 March-6 April, 2014

Thessaloniki, Greece

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Why War? Peace Studies in the 21st Century

1-3 May, 2014

Bradford, United Kingdom

Deadline: 14 February, 2014

Analytical Communities in Policy Advisory Systems at Global and Local Level: Comparative Analysis of Policy Impact - International Conference

28-29 May, 2014

Moscow, Russia

Deadline: 14 February, 2014

Femmes et accès à la justice en Afrique : enjeux et défis

12-16 May, 2014

Montréal, Canada

Deadline: 14 February, 2014

2nd Interdisciplinary Social Movements Conference

28-29 March, 2014

Canterbury, United Kingdom

Deadline: 14 February, 2014

Thinking as a Way of Life - Graduate Conference in Cultural, Social and Political Thought

26-27 April, 2014

Victoria, Canada

Deadline: 15 February, 2014

The Future of the Global World and Global Studies - 1st Multidisciplinary Summit of the Global and International Research Associations

21-24 May, 2014

Moscow, Russia

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Swept by the Flow? The Challenge of New Data Sources

3-6 September, 2014

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference

25 April, 2014

Montreal, Canada

Deadline: 15 February, 2014

Prague Summer Schools

5-12 July, 2014

Prague, Czech Republic

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Social Contract Theory: Past, Present, and Future

15-16 May, 2014

Lisbon, Portugal

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8th ECPR General Conference

3-6 September, 2014

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Deadline: 15 February, 2014

Confronting the Challenges Characterizing the Nigerian Nation-State

14-16 May, 2014

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Deadline: 16 February, 2014

Canadian Peace Research Association Annual Conference - Borders Without Boundaries

28-29 May, 2014

St. Catharines, Canada

Deadline: 17 February, 2014

Mountain Observatories: A Global Fair and Workshop on Social-Ecological Systems

16-19 July, 2014

Reno, United States

Deadline: 20 February, 2014

Political Communication for the 2014 European Parliamentary Elections: which Europe for the Europeans?

27-28 June, 2014

Paris, France

Deadline: 22 February, 2014

Ph.D. Dissertation Workshop in Global Political Economy

30-31 May, 2014

Waterloo, Canada

Deadline: 24 February, 2014

8th International Scientific Conference in the Faces of the Internet series

20-21 November, 2014

Elblag, Poland

Deadline: 28 February, 2014

Second annual Nottingham Postgraduate Conference: Politics without Borders - A cross-disciplinary exploration of the challenges facing a globalised world

12 June, 2014

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Deadline: 28 February, 2014

2nd St Andrews Graduate Conference in International Political Theory: Political Evil

22-23 May, 2014

St Andrews, United Kingdom

Deadline: 28 February, 2014

Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2014

4-6 September, 2014

Calgary, Canada

Deadline: 28 February, 2014

Sciences Po 2nd Graduate Political Theory Conference

19-20 June, 2014

Paris, France

Deadline: 28 February, 2014

Annual General Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association

8-9 May, 2014

Richmond, Canada

Deadline: 28 February, 2014

Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference

28 September-1 October, 2014

Sydney, Australia

Deadline: 1 March, 2014

7e atelier annuel pour les femmes en sécurité internationale

29-31 May, 2014

Ottawa, Canada

Deadline: 3 March, 2014

2014 ACUNS Annual Meeting - Global Governance: Engaging New Norms and Emerging Challenges

19-21 June, 2014

Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: 3 March, 2014

The Economic Adjustment Programmes and their Alternatives: Exploring the Impact of Austerity on Southern Europe

2 May, 2014

Brussels, Belgium

Deadline: 9 March, 2014

1st Mediterranean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities

23-26 April, 2014

Beirut, Lebanon

Deadline: 10 March, 2014

15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research - Open Innovations and Sustainable Development in Government: Experiences from around the World

18-21 June, 2014

Aguascalientes City, Mexico

Deadline: 15 March, 2014

12th Annual ISTC Conference - Globalization, Critique and Social Theory

15-17 May, 2014

Knoxville, United States

Deadline: 15 March, 2014

2014 PSAI Postgraduate Conference

16 May, 2014

Dublin, Ireland

Deadline: 20 March, 2014

31st Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE)

18-20 September, 2014

Aix-en-Provence, France

Deadline: 29 March, 2014

Summer-School in “Political Philosophy & Public Policy: Predistribution and Property-Owning Democracy”

14-18 July, 2014

Braga, Portugal

Deadline: 1 April, 2014

First Annual International Conference on "Migration in the Globalized World"

29 April, 2014 - 30 April, 2014

Yerevan, Armenia

Deadline: 5 April, 2014

Graduate Student Conference - Public Policy In Asia

26-27 May, 2014

Singapore, Singapore

Deadline: 30 April, 2014

Pacific Islands Political Studies Association 2014 Conference

3-5 June, 2014

Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Deadline: 30 April, 2014

Congrès AFSP 2015

22-24 June, 2015

Aix-en-Provence, France

Deadline: 5 May, 2014

PSAI Annual Conference - Continuity and Change: Celebrating thirty years of the PSAI

17-19 October, 2014

Galway, Ireland

Deadline: 6 June, 2014

Discipline(s) et indiscipline(s) - 6ème Congrès des associations francophones de science Politique

5-7 February, 2015

Lausanne, Switzerland

Deadline: 15 June, 2014

Call for Papers (Journal)

Deadline: 15 February, 2014

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Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Política | Portuguese Journal of Political Science
Deadline: 28 February, 2014

Deadline: 28 February, 2014

Democratic Theory
Deadline: 1 March, 2014

The Arctic Yearbook
Deadline: 1 March, 2014

O Cosmopolítico Journal
Deadline: 5 March, 2014

Politologicka revue (Czech Political Science Review)
Deadline: 31 March, 2014

Perspectivas - Portuguese Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Deadline: 15 May, 2014

Journal of Comparative Politics
Deadline: 15 May, 2014

Studies of Changing Societies: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Focus
Deadline: 1 December, 2014

Studies of Changing Societies: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Focus - Educational Integration: Theory, Practice, Cases
Deadline: 1 December, 2014

Job, Fellowship & Internship Offers

Bourse doctorale sur l’expertise, le risque, sa perception et les politiques publiques
Montréal, Canada

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Bremen, Germany

PhD Studentships in Politics, International Studies & Philosophy
Belfast, United Kingdom

Sessional Instructor Positions - Spring 2014
Waterloo, Canada

PhD Fellowship – MAPP research project
Brussels, Belgium

Concours de subventions de recherche 2014
Régina, Canada

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Energy Politics
Zurich, Switzerland

MPIfG Doctoral Fellowships at the IMPRS-SPCE
Cologne, Germany

U.S. Congressional Research Grants
Pekin, United States

New MSc in Environment, Politics and Development
London, United Kingdom

World Social Science Fellows
London, United Kingdom

PhD research position for three years
Bamberg, Germany

Dobbin Scholarships 2014

Two Positions in Canadian Politics and International Relations/Political Theory
Wolfville, Canada

UNIDIR Seeking New Director
Geneva, Switzerland

Offre d’emploi pour une chaire en formalisation pour les sciences sociales et humaines
Bruxelles, Belgium

Temporary Chair - Political Science or Sociology
Torino, Italy

Open Rank Faculty Position
New York, United States

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political Theory
Singapore, Singapore

Visiting Professor at the Centre for Ethics
Toronto, Canada

IEI sponsors projects for Postdoctoral Fondecyt 2015
Santiago, Chile

Dean - Faculty of Arts
Brandon, Canada

12 fellowships / scholarships for doctoral candidates
Bamberg, Germany

Online Part-Time Faculty - Political Science
N/A, United States

Call for applications - Doctoral program in Political Science
Mannheim, Germany

Professeur en État et acteurs politiques
Montréal, Canada

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Waterloo, Canada

PhD Research Fellowship in Public Policy
Hamilton, Canada

Faculty Position in Public Finance (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor)
Singapore, Singapore

New permanent position in Quantitative Methods
Oxford, United Kingdom


Nominations for the Seymour Martin Lipset Award for the Best Book in Canadian Politics
Deadline: 1 March, 2014

Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award
Deadline: 1 March, 2014

Prix d’enseignement de la Société québécoise de science politique
Deadline: 15 March, 2014

Prix d’excellence de la Société québécoise de science politique
Deadline: 1 April, 2014

Global South Award
Deadline: 1 April, 2014

Stein Rokkan Travel Grant Award
Deadline: 1 April, 2014

Karl Deutsch Award
Deadline: 1 April, 2014

Juan Linz Prize
Deadline: 1 June, 2014

Wilma Rule Award

Deadline: 11 July, 2014