IPSA Newsletter November 2013

Publicado el 21 de noviembre de 2013 a las 09h. y 04m. por Charo Llera en IPSA

2014 Montreal IPSA World Congress of Political Science

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 all awards is April 1, 2014.

Abstract and panel submission period now closed

The period for panel and abstract submissions is now over. Thanks to all those who submitted proposals.

Notices of acceptance/rejection of abstract and closed panel submissions will be forwarded by January 17, 2014.

Questions concerning the World Congress should be forwarded to montreal2014@ipsa.org

Discover the Architecture and History of Montréal

Only in Montréal does a simple stroll seem like time travel: go back in time or leap to the future with every step. Let's relive the romance of days gone by amidst Old Montréal's cobblestone streets and 18th- and 19th-century stone buildings, taking time to gaze in awe at Notre-Dame Basilica. A short distance away, Montréal's downtown boasts an eclectic mix of old and new: striking skyscrapers, heritage buildings, sleek cafés, designer boutiques and art galleries plus architectural innovations such as the Quartier international, the Quartier des spectacles and the Underground Pedestrian Network set the scene for Montréal's cosmopolitan vibe.

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

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

  • What’s New on the IPSAPortal?

News from the IPSAPortal:

1) After the Chinese government announced its decision to abolish the labour camp system and allow more Chinese citizens to have two children, Freedom House lends a renewed centrality to the discussion on the issue of freedoms in China. Four current reports help to define the general framework (Freedom in the World 2013: China) and the domains specific to traditional and new media alike (The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship; Freedom of the Press 2013: China; Freedom on the Net 2013: China). (Thematic Sites on the IPSAPortal)

2) Following the disclosures concerning PRISM and other US surveillance programs, the Center for European Policy and Studies (CEPS) has shifted its focus to Europe. In particular, one recent study – Mass Surveillance of Personal Data by EU Member States and its Compatibility with EU Law – published on the website provides an in-depth review of surveillance practices used by a selection of EU member states – i.e., the UK, Sweden, France, Germany and the Netherlands – with the aim of analyzing the European cases and identifying parallels and discrepancies with National Security Agency (NSA) operations. (Research Institutes on the IPSAPortal)

3) The Living Room Candidate is a permanent online exhibition currently featuring more than 300 television commercials from every presidential election since 1952. The archive was recently updated to include the 2012 election pitting Mitt Romney against Barack Obama. A selection of the most noteworthy commercials is now available on the website, together with wide-ranging lesson plans for use in classrooms. (Thematic Networks on the IPSAPortal)

Engaging Global Scholarship Through Political Science

Join APSA on November 21 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST for a free 60-minute webinar for undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn more about how political science can facilitate engaging in global society, both intellectually and practically. Participants will hear from a variety of scholars and students about opportunities for international travel, study, and research in political science. Parakh Hoon will talk about international research collaborations with colleagues in Botswana and what he learned from leading the APSA Africa Workshops. Katherine Baxter will talk about graduate study abroad and what she's found through her research on international education. Guy Lachapelle will talk about meeting and networking with scholars from across the globe through conferences and meetings. The panel will be chaired by Gail McElroy, head of APSA's Committee on International Political Science.

RSVP now!

After brief presentations from each panelist, webinar participants can ask questions through the live webchat. A recording of the presentation will be available here after the event.


  • Katherine Baxter (Doctoral candidate, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh)
  • Parakh Hoon (Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, and co-leader of the 2011 APSA Africa Workshop, Botswana)
  • Guy Lachapelle (Professor, Concordia University and Secretary General, International Political Science Association)
  • Gail McElroy (Professor, Trinity College Dublin and Chair, APSA Committee on International Political Science)

International Political Science Review (IPSR) - Volume 34, Number 5, November 2013

In this issue:

The Internet: A new route to good governance

- Susan Khazaeli and Daniel Stockemer

Why do people vote? Rationality or emotion

- Ching-Hsing Wang

The impact of institutional decentralization on protest in Western Europe

- Mario Quaranta

A right-to-left policy switch? An analysis of the Honduran case under Manuel Zelaya

- Clayton M. Cunha Filho, André Luiz Coelho, and Fidel I. Pérez Flores

Repression, political threats, and survival under autocracy

- Abel Escribà-Folch

Voting differently across electoral arenas: Empirical implications from a decentralized democracy

- Pedro Riera

Leader-driven foreign-policy change: Denmark and the Persian Gulf War

- Fredrik Doeser

Available free to all IPSA members via your IPSA online account

World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments

Global warming is more about people than carbon emissions, argues 2013 World Social Science Report

The new edition of the World Social Science Report emphasizing the social sciences’ indispensable contribution to human survival in the face of climate change, was launched on 15 November at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (Noon, Room XI, accreditation is mandatory, see below).

Published by UNESCO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the Report, entitled Changing Global Environments, features articles by more than 150 leading experts from all over the world, including a chapter by IPSA Secretary General Guy Lachapelle, and represents the full gamut of social science subjects: anthropology, economics, development studies, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. The argument that underpins the 600-page volume is that people, human behaviour and societies need to be at the heart of all attempts to tackle the challenges of environmental change and phenomena studied by the natural sciences.

The work takes stock of the unprecedented and staggering environmental challenges facing society and their potentially devastating consequences on the well-being of people all over the world. Global environmental change impacts everything for everyone on this planet: life support systems, livelihoods, ways of life, actions and interactions.

Problems encountered by individuals and communities struggling with social, economic and political crises, persistent poverty, increasing inequalities and social discontent, are already exacerbated by environmental change.

In an article on Migration as an adaptation strategy to environmental change, W. Neil Adger and Helen Adams observe that “empirical evidence shows that certain populations do not have the resources to migrate when their well-being is reduced by environmental change.” The authors also point out that the many people who migrated to coastal areas and cities in recent decades are also particularly vulnerable to climate change as “They cluster in high-density areas, often on steep hillsides or flood plains, where there is vacant and cheap land […].”

Elke U. Weber, in Individual and collective behaviour change, cautions that “negative consequences normally lead people to change their behaviour, but the time-lag between behavioural cause and environmental impacts makes it hard for people to see the connection.”

These issues bring to the fore the need to draw on the social sciences to bring about the economic and behavioural changes required to achieve sustainability. To this end, the Report issues an urgent call for action to the international scientific community. Social scientists need to collaborate more effectively with colleagues from the natural, human and engineering sciences to deliver knowledge that can help address the most pressing of today’s environmental problems and sustainability challenges. And they need to do so in close collaboration with decision-makers, practitioners and the other users of their research.

In his article Are increasing greenhouse gas emissions inevitable? John Urry explains the need for such collaboration: “The requirement is to reverse the apparently inexorable growth of high-carbon systems and related social practices. This reversal has to be both social and economic and requires ‘reversing’ most systems set in motion during the 20th century, finding the equivalent of a reverse gear while going forwards very fast.” Speaking about the effects of cutting carbon emissions, Urry predicts that “low-carbon systems will reduce the short-term levels of measured income and consumption, which will make it difficult to persuade people to embrace low-carbon social practices.” For this to become acceptable, he argues, consumers will have to learn to regard low-carbon actions and goods as desirable.

Clearly, a new—bolder, better, bigger and different—approach to social science is needed:

  • Bold enough to reframe and reinterpret global environmental change as a fundamentally social process;
  • Better in terms of incorporating social science insights into problem-solving;
  • Bigger in terms of the need for more social scientists to address the challenges of global environmental change;
  • Different by changing the way the social sciences view and practice science—its theories, assumptions, methodologies, institutions, norms and incentives—to help meet the complex interdisciplinary and cross-sector challenges facing us.

This report aims to engage social scientists in all disciplines in academia, research institutes, think tanks, NGOs, and government agencies all over the world, as well as intergovernmental organizations. The Report will serve the International Social Science Council (ISSC) in its work, as a basis for critical discussion with members and partners so as to sharpen the social science knowledge base on global environmental change and support social science leadership in research for sustainability. It will also inform UNESCO’s work to support inclusive and equitable sustainable development policies in programmes implemented nationally.

The 2013 World Social Science Report was prepared and edited by the ISSC with the support of leading specialists from all the over the world.

Here is the link to the read-only access to the full report

  • IPSA's Longest-Running Publication

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$91 instead of 182$ (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.

  • Books by Members

 The Palgrave Handbook of Social Democracy in the European Union

Edited by Jean-Michel de Waele, Fabien Escalona and Mathieu Vieira

  • Upcoming Events

(November & December):

6th Annual Sibéal Conference - Feminist and Gender Studies Network

21-22 November, 2013

Belfast, United Kingdom

30th Social Research conference

21-22 November, 2013

New York, United States

Colloque international des hautes études internationales - Le capitalisme d'État dans la nouvelle économie politique globale

21-24 November, 2013

Québec, Canada

Cátedra Magistral Dieter Nohlen

22 November, 2013

San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Russian Political Science Association Annual Conference

22-23 November, 2013

Moscow, Russia

Regionalism, Norm Diffusion and Social Policy: Dealing with Old and New Crises in Europe and Latin America

22-23 November, 2013

Berlin, Germany

IPSA RC 41 Second Conference on Geopolitics

26-27 November, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel

Colloque international organisé par la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand de l'UQAM - Missions de paix: mission impossible?

28-29 November, 2013

Montréal, Canada

The State of the Federation 2013: Aboriginal Multilevel Governance

28-30 November, 2013

Kingston, Canada

Rethinking Local Governance to Enhance Public Services

2-3 December, 2013

Milan, Italy

"Reforming Europe" International Conference

5-6 December, 2013

Mannheim, Germany

Mediation in a Globalizing World: Challenges to Multi-Culturalism, Peace-Building, and Religious Tolerance - 6th Asia Pacific Mediation Forum Summit

9-11 December, 2013

Manila, Philippines

Political Studies Association Postgraduate Network Annual Conference

12 December, 2013

Oxford, United Kingdom

Italian Society of Law and Economics 9th Conference

12-13 December, 2013

Lugano, Switzerland

First Southern European Conference on Survey methodology (SESM)

12-14 December, 2013

Barcelona, Spain

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  • Call for Papers

British International Studies Association Conference

18-20 June, 2014

Dublin, Ireland

Deadline: 29 November, 2013

The Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) 1st World Conference

9-13 June, 2014

Joensuu, Finland

Deadline: 30 November, 2013

5th Standing Group on Regulatory Governance (ECPR) Biennial Conference

25-27 June, 2014

Barcelona, Spain

Deadline: 30 November, 2013

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

21 March, 2014

Ottawa, Canada

Deadline: 30 November, 2013

Joint IPSA Workshop by RC37 and RC2 - Rethinking Political Development: Cultures, Civilizations and Identity

1-2 February, 2014

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Deadline: 30 November, 2013

Human Rights and Change

16-18 June, 2014

Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: 1 December, 2013

2014 Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies Inaugural Conference

29-30 May, 2014

St. Catharines, Canada

Deadline: 1 December, 2013

10th Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association-Canada - "L'Europe et la Paix"

8-10 May, 2014

Montréal, Canada

Deadline: 1 December, 2013

72nd Annual MPSA Political Science conference: Call for Posters

3-6 April, 2014

Chicago, United States

Deadline: 2 December, 2013

Midwest Political Science Association 72nd Annual Conference

3-6 April, 2014

Chicago, United StatesDeadline: 2 December, 2013

Colloque international et interdisciplinaire 2014 pour étudiants et nouveaux chercheurs - Immigration, diversité ethnoculturelle et citoyenneté

7 February, 2014

Montréal, Canada

Deadline: 3 December, 2013

International Conference on Dialogue for Peace, Security and Human Rights

17 May, 2014

Tehran, Iran

Deadline: 10 December, 2013

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

20 February, 2014

Tehran, Iran

Deadline: 11 December, 2013

New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting

25-26 April, 2014

Woodstock, United States

Deadline: 13 December, 2013

4th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association

19-21 June, 2014

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Deadline: 13 December, 2013

2nd European Workshops in International Studies

21-24 May, 2014

Izmir, Turkey

Deadline: 15 December, 2013

Section Qualitative Methods and Multi-Method Research

28-31 August, 2014

Washington D.C., United States

Deadline: 15 December, 2013

2014 APSA Annual Meeting - Politics after the Digital Revolution

28-31 August, 2014

Washington D.C., United States

Deadline: 15 December, 2013

Committee on Concepts and Methods

28-31 August, 2014

Washington D.C., United States

Deadline: 15 December, 2013

Research Workshop on “Policy Failure”

19-21 February, 2014

Singapore, Singapore

Deadline: 15 December, 2013

1st European Conference on Teaching and Learning Politics - International Relations and European Studies

26-27 June, 2014

Maastricht, Netherlands

Deadline: 16 December, 2013

Joint IPSA Workshop by RC37 and RC2 - Rethinking Political Development: Cultures, Civilizations and Identity

1-2 February, 2014

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Deadline: 20 December, 2013

Cyber-Developments in International Relations: Impacts on an Evolving World

17-18 April, 2014

Paris, France

Deadline: 15 January, 2014

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

21-22 February, 2014

Jodhpur, India

Deadline: 15 January, 2014

Trust - MatchPoints Seminar 2014

22-24 May, 2014

Aarhus, Denmark

Deadline: 15 January, 2014

Social Contract Theory: Past, Present, and Future

15-16 May, 2014

Lisbon, Portugal

Deadline: 31 January, 2014

Relationnistes, journalistes, attachés politiques et spécialistes du marketing : opposants, concurrents, partenaires? - Perspectives actuelles sur les dynamiques entre les acteurs de la communication et de l’information

12-16 May, 2014

Montréal, Canada

Deadline: 31 January, 2014

Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute Conference - The Global Contours of Growth & Development Beyond the Crisis

30 June-2 July, 2014

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Deadline: 31 January, 2014

Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies

9-11 July, 2014

Melbourne, Australia

Deadline: 31 January, 2014

VI European Congress of Methodology

23-25 July, 2014

Utrecht, Netherlands

Deadline: 1 February, 2014

2nd Interdisciplinary Social Movements Conference

28-29 March, 2014

Canterbury, United Kingdom

Deadline: 14 February, 2014

Call for Full Panels and individual papers

3-6 September, 2014

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Deadline: 15 February, 2014

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

16-19 July, 2014

Reno, United States

Deadline: 20 February, 2014

Annual General Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association

8-9 May, 2014

Richmond, Canada

Deadline: 28 February, 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, TurkeyDeadline: 3 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

Pacific Islands Political Studies Association 2014 Conference

3-5 June, 2014

Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Deadline: 30 April, 2014

  • Call for Papers (Journal)

Studies of Changing Societies (SCS Journal)

Deadline: 21 November, 2013

Studies of Changing Societies: Mediated Communication: Theory, Practice, Cases

Deadline: 1 December, 2013

Studies of Changing Societies: Corruption Study

Deadline: 1 December, 2013

Studies of Changing Societies: Youth Under Global Perspective

Deadline: 7 December, 2013

Miami International Studies Journal

Deadline: 15 December, 2013

Acta Politologica

Deadline: 31 December, 2013

The Annual of Language & Politics and Politics of Identity

Deadline: 31 December, 2013

Call for peers - Journal Politeia

Deadline: 31 December, 2013

Politique et Sociétés

Deadline: 31 December, 2013

Open Journal of Political Science

Deadline: 31 December, 2013

Revue Gouvernance

Deadline: 31 December, 2013

Journal of Political Science

Deadline: 31 January, 2014


Deadline: 28 February, 2014

Studies of Changing Societies: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Focus

Deadline: 1 December, 2014

Studies of Changing Societies: Educational Integration: Theory, Practice, Cases

Deadline: 1 December, 2014

  • Job, Fellowship & Internship Offers

Learning design Internship/Traineeship Opportunity

Geneva, Switzerland

Lecturer in Politics

Belfast, United Kingdom

Fellowships for Visiting Scholars

Sydney, Australia

37 PhD positions with scholarships available

Milan, Italy

Lecturer in Quantitative Political Science

London, United Kingdom

Tenure-Track Faculty Assistant Professor Position in Digital Journalism

Windsor, Canada

Visiting Professor in Political Economy

Ottawa, Canada

Open Rank Professor of Political Science

Aliso Viejo, United States

Call for Applications - Global Studies Program

Freiburg, Germany

Hiring Political Science Faculty - Yale-NUS College

Singapore, Singapore

Assistant Professor, International Politics and/or Policy

Toronto, Canada

Research Fellow, Grade 2 in International Relations/Comparative Politics

Queensland, Australia

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice (Tier 2)

Toronto, Canada

Assistant Professor in Political Science

London, Canada

Tenure-track assistant professor position in public finance/public policy/public administration

Mexico, Mexico

Erasmus Mundus PhD School on "Globalisation, the EU and Multilateralism"

Dean - Faculty of Social Sciences

Victoria, Canada

Faculty Position in Public Management (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor)

Singapore, Singapore

Academic Research Positions (3 appointments)

Singapore, Singapore

Hiring JY Pillay - Global Asia Professor of Social Science

Singapore, Singapore

Post-doc position

New Haven, United States

Lab Fellowships and Projects

Cambridge, United States

The James R. Mallory Research Grant for the Study of Parliament / Subvention à la recherche James R. Mallory pour le groupe canadien d’étude des parlements

Ottawa, Canada

Plusieurs postes à combler / Multiple Teaching Positions

Montréal, Canada

Assistant Professor - Political Science

Cape Breton, Canada

Appel à candidature de l'IMéRA / Directeur scientifique

Marseille, France

Assistant or Associate Professor

Oshawa, Canada

Assistant Professor 2014 – International Security

Barcelona, Spain

Professorship in political sciences (tenured or tenure track)

Basel, Switzerland

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Halifax, Canada

Assistant Professor - South Asian Studies

Saratoga Springs, United States

Fellowship in Latin American Politics

Montréal, Canada

Tier II Canada Research Chair in Migration and Ethnic Relations

London, Canada

Full-time tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor in Public Policy and Administration

Moscow, Russia

Four postdoctoral fellowships in Economic Sociology and Political Economy

Koeln, Germany

Simons Research Fellow (SRF)

Burnaby, Canada

Advanced Olympic Research Grant Program

Lausanne, Switzerland

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Waterloo, Canada

  • Award

APCP Prize Best PhD Thesis

Deadline: 30 November, 2013

CPSA Prizes / Prix de la ACSP

Deadline: 10 December, 2013

Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science 2014

Deadline: 20 December, 2013

2014 ISA Canada Graduate Student Paper Prize / Prix de la meilleure communication étudiante d’ISA Canada 2014

Deadline: 1 January, 2014

London Goodenough Association of Canada Sponsorship

Deadline: 27 January, 2014

Prix d’enseignement de la Société québécoise de science politique

Deadline: 15 March, 2014

Juan Linz Prize

Deadline: 1 April, 2014

Global South Award

Deadline: 1 April, 2014

Wilma Rule Award

Deadline: 1 April, 2014

Stein Rokkan Travel Grant Award

Deadline: 1 April, 2014

Karl Deutsch Award

Deadline: 1 April, 2014

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