[IPSA Newsletter] January 2014

Publicado el 24 de enero de 2014 a las 09h. y 39m. por Charo Llera en IPSA


2014 Montreal IPSA World Congress of Political Science

End of Review Period

The review period is winding down and most closed panels and abstract submissions have now been reviewed. Notification emails will be sent the week of January 20 to 24. Please check your junk mail folders to make sure you receive the email. If you have not received a notification regarding your submission by Monday, January 27, please send an email to montreal2014@ipsa.org

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 February 17, 2012. Please do not send individual inquiries prior to this date.

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.

Discover Fashion and Shopping in Montréal

Cracking the top 50 on the list of world fashion capitals according to the Global Language Monitor, Montréal is a city full of flair, style and innate fashion sense. Québec's top fashion designers are recognized for trend-setting looks and haute couture inspirations. Rather than follow the trends, Montrealers push the fashion boundaries, mixing styles and creating new looks of their own. Montrealers love shopping. Who wouldn't in a city whose small interesting streets are filled with funky boutiques and whose main thoroughfares host all the popular names in retail? From exclusive boutiques of haute couture to trendy, ready-to-wear shops, from eclectic antique shops to elegant art galleries, from manufacturers of warm, voluptuous furs to designers of itsy-bitsy bikinis, and from tiny craft shops to large department stores, Montréal has a huge and eclectic concentration of stores. There are great buys for every taste, budget and need.

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

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

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).

IPSA Welcomes the Mexican Political Science Association

IPSA is pleased to announce that the Asociacion Mexicana de Ciencia Politica (AMECIP) (Mexican Political Science Association) has joined the ranks of IPSA’s collective members.

The Committee on Participation and Memberships approved the Mexican PSA’s candidacy at the IPSA Executive Committee meetings held in Helsinki (Finland) on December 13 and 14, 2014. The AMECIP thus becomes the 52nd collective member of IPSA and will be a voting member at the upcoming IPSA Council, to be held during the next World Congress of Political Science in Montréal, Canada.

IPSA warmly welcomes the AMECIP and wishes political scientists in Mexico the best success.


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.

*2012 Dartmouth Medal Honorable Mention

*Library Journal Best Reference 2011

“This massive resource offers a comprehensive examination of the topics and empirical principles related to politics...Wide of scope, scholarly in approach, and focused on theory, this merits consideration as a foundation stone for all academic collections supporting advanced studies in political science."
–Library Journal

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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.

Winners of the Holiday Giveaway

Last month, we launched a holiday giveaway on the website.

All IPSA members registered as of January 1, 2014 were automatically entered for a chance to win one of two 50 £ (US$80) book vouchers courtesy of Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

The winners were selected randomly, and they are:

  • Mr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff, University of Cambridge, Clare College
  • Dr. Adrian Kay, Australian National University

Congratulations to the two lucky winners!

What’s New on the IPSAPortal?

News from the IPSAPortal:

1) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently leveraged its expertise in online education to launch its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), titled Tackling the Challenges of Big Data. Geared to professionals, the course will be given by faculty at the university’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), which is part of the School of Engineering. It is the first course offered as part of the Online X programme, a new cycle of professional courses hosted by the edX platform (eLearnig on the IPSAPortal).

2) While American platforms continue to grow, even Europe has taken up the challenge of online education. Opting neither to adopt the overseas model nor create a multilingual model, France, instead, has devised a space intended to promote the francophonie, in keeping with the 2014 plan put forward by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF). A total of 25 new open online courses given by various universities and research centres are now available on the France Université Numerique (FUN) website. On January 16, SciencesPo (Paris) launched a course on Espace Mondiale given by Bertrand Badie. (Courseware on the IPSAPortal)

3) The Oxford Internet Institute has brought its focus to bear on the issue of how research tackles the challenges posed by “big data.” The Special Issue of the OII Policy and Internet Blog is dedicated to analyzing the threats and opportunities related to the use of big data in human and social sciences. More specifically, the issue looks at how and to what extent electoral prediction and policy-making are influenced by the potentially unlimited size of data, and how researchers and policy-makers should best approach it. (Research Institutes on the IPSAPortal)

4) With the international economic crisis still at the core of political agenda for many governments, the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties presents a special issue on “Financial Crisis, Austerity, and Electoral Politics,” with a focus on the Congressional Campaign and the related challenges pertaining to communications. (Journals on the IPSAPortal)

Statement by IPSA on Nelson Mandela

The passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela on 5 December 2013 is a moment of historical importance not only for South Africans but also for the international community. The International Political Science Association (IPSA) expresses its sincere condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa.

President Mandela was a statesman, politician and father figure for many also beyond South Africa. He was a symbol of hope that it is possible to create a more just society; that intractable issues or conflicts can be resolved; and that freedom for the human spirit is possible.

The importance of moral leadership characterized President Mandela. The values of freedom, equality, democracy, human dignity, public service and personal integrity, care for children and his rejection of injustices are associated with him. Instead of pragmatic interests, he demonstrated that moral principles can be part of any political dispensation.

President Mandela will be remembered not only for his leadership in the South African liberation struggle but also for the hope he gave for similar struggles in other parts of the world. His contribution to our understanding of transitions to democracy (especially of transitional justice) will long be valued. His involvement in resolving crises like Burundi, Libya and East Timor and his campaign to reform international governance in the UN also underscored his leadership at the international level.

President Mandela’s legacy will influence many of us. It encourages us into self-reflection and it challenges scholars of politics like us to consider how politics can improve the quality of humankind and be guided by the morality of well-being. IPSA salutes the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

International Political Science Review (IPSR) - Volume 35, Number 1, January 2014

Special issue on "Electoral Quotas and Political Representation: Comparative Perspectives"
Guest editors: Mona Lena Krook and Pär Zetterberg

Electoral quotas and political representation: Comparative perspectives
Mona Lena Krook and Pär Zetterberg

Ethnic quotas and ethnic representation worldwide
Karen Bird

Ethnic quotas and unintended effects on women’s political representation in Singapore
Netina Tan

Quotas and intersectionality: Ethnicity and gender in candidate selection
Karen Celis, Silvia Erzeel, Liza Mügge and Alyt Damstra

The universe of group representation in Germany: Analysing formal and informal party rules and quotas in the process of candidate selection
Marion Reiser

Playing with different cards: Party politics, gender quotas and women’s empowerment
Tània Verge and Maria de la Fuente

Women’s sustainable representation and the spillover effect of electoral gender quotas in South Korea
Ki-young Shin

Who benefits from gender quotas? Assessing the impact of election procedure reform on Members of Parliament’s attributes in Uganda
Cecilia Josefsson

Quotas for advisory committees, business and politics: Just more of the same?
Petra Meier

Abstracts in French and Spanish


Papers Presented at the 2012 IPSA World Congress of Political Science Now Available

All papers presented at the 2012 IPSA World Congress of Political Science are now available in the “Paper Room” section of the IPSA website.

To access the Paper Room, click on the following link: http://paperroom.ipsa.org/

Political Science News

Glocalism: Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation: first issue online!

Glocalism is a peer-reviewed and cross-disciplinary journal that aims at stimulating increasing awareness and knowledge around the new dynamics that characterise the glocal reality.

Direction Committee: Arjun Appadurai (New York University); Zygmunt Bauman (University of Leeds); Seyla Benhabib (Yale University); Sabino Cassese (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa); Manuel Castells (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona); Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame); David Held (Durham University); Robert J. Holton (Trinity College Dublin); Alberto Martinelli (Università degli Studi di Milano); Anthony McGrew (University of Southampton); Alberto Quadrio Curzio (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano); Roland Robertson (University of Aberdeen); Saskia Sassen (Columbia University); Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia University).


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