IPSA Newsletter October 2012

Publicado el 15 de octubre de 2012 a las 14h. y 13m. por Charo Llera en IPSA


Videos and Photos from the 22nd IPSA World Congress of Political Science

Most of the plenaries and special panel sessions from the 22nd IPSA World Congress in Madrid, Spain (July 8–12, 2012) were filmed. They will be uploaded to the website on a gradual basis. The plenaries and sessions cited below are already available. More to come!

Pippa Norris

Making Democratic Governance Work (82 minutes)


Meisel-Laponce Award Session

Jørgen Møller and Svend-Erik Skaaning

Beyond the Radial Delusion: Conceptualizing and Measuring Democracy and Non-democracy (80 minutes)


President’s Plenary

Is There a Global-Democratic Citizen? (93 minutes)


Photos: Photos taken at the World Congress are available on the IPSA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ipsa.aisp . Additional photos will be added gradually. Stay tuned!

Klaus Von Beyme: The Political Scientist as Global Scholar and Public Intellectual, a tribute from Rainer Eisfeld

Address delivered at the Matthei Dogan Award Session, July 12, 2012, XXII World Congress of Political Science, Madrid

Continue reading at http://www.ipsa.org/news/news/klaus-von-beyme-political-scientist-global-scholar-and-public-intellectual-tribute-rainer-

Fourth Summer School on Social Science Research Methods (Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2013)

January 14-25, 2013

Stellenbosch University South Africa

The African Doctoral Academy is pleased to offer its fourth Summer School on Social Science Research Methods in partnership with the International Political Science Association (IPSA).

The Summer School is geared to prospective and current doctoral students in the social sciences and humanities, though anyone with a master’s degree may register.

Courses will be offered full-time (Mon-Fri), in English, from January 14 to 25, 2013. The Wilcocks Building on Ryneveld Street in Stellenbosch will serve as the registration venue. From there, students will be directed to the respective presentation venues.

The following courses will be offered:

WEEK 1 – January 14 (Monday) to 18 (Friday)

- Course 1: Research Designs in the Social Sciences (Johann Mouton - Stellenbosch University)

- Course 2: Introduction to SPSS (Cindy Lee Steenekamp & Nelius Boshoff - Stellenbosch University)

- Course 3: Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti (Lauren Wildschut - Stellenbosch University)

- Course 4: Introduction to Survey Methods and Sampling (Jan Vorster - Stellenbosch University)

- Course 5: Comparative Research Designs and Comparative Methods - An Overview (Dirk Berg-Schlosser - Philipps University Marburg)

- Course 6 (to be confirmed): Introduction to Multivariate Statistics (Bernhard Kittel - University of Vienna)

- Course 7: No Real Gap: Epistemological Foundations of Qualitative and Quantitative Research (Werner Patzelt - Technical University Dresden)

- Course 8: Designing, Doing and Publishing Case Studies (Michael Gibbert - University of Lugano)

WEEK 2 – January 21 (Monday) to 25 (Friday)

- Course 9: Evaluation Research (Johann Mouton and Lauren Wildschut - Stellenbosch University)

- Course 10: Basic Statistics and Data Analysis Using SPSS (Cindy Lee Steenekamp and Nelius Boshoff - Stellenbosch University). Course 2 is a PRE-REQUISITE for attending this course.

- Course 11: Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti (Susanne Friese - QUARC). Course 3 is a PRE-REQUISITE for attending this course.

- Course 12: Interview Techniques and Analyses

(Max Bergman - University of Basel)

- Course 13 (to be confirmed): Regression Analysis (Bernhard Kittel - University of Vienna)

- Course 14: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Methods (Dirk Berg-Schlosser - Philipps University Marburg)

- Course 15: Doing Grounded Theory Based on Observation, Interviewing and Documentary Evidence (Werner Patzelt - Technical University Dresden)


Click here for details

For complete course descriptions and details on fees and registration, go to www.sun.ac.za/ada

The registration deadline is November 30, 2012.

Enquiries: Course Coordinator: Melinda Rust, mrust@sun.ac.za, tel. 021 808 3394

What’s new on the IPSAPortal?

News from the IPSAPortal:

1) A UN Declaration (dated September 24) recognizes the essential role of parliaments in upholding the rule of law, welcoming inter-action between parliaments, and supporting the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the UN. New resources on the subject are now available through n the IPU website. They include Rule of Law – A Guide for Politicians, a publication geared to MPs, recent data on national parliaments, and a new archive of average world and regional rates of participation in national parliaments among women. (Indexes and Abstracts on the IPSAPortal)

2) The Centre de Recherces politiques (Cevipof), part of the Paris-based Political Studies Institute (Sciences-po), presented a focus on the 2012 presidential elections. The website features a wide range of research materials, including an analysis of the French electorate as well as results from and analysis of the most recent voter scrutiny. (Statistical and Data Archives on the IPSAPortal)

3) Journalism.org, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, follows the 2012 US presidential campaign through coverage by leading American newspapers. Analysis and comments on a broad range of topics – e.g., the relevance of the Web, the role of social media, review and impact of the first presidential debate - are available on the homepage. (Thematic Sites on the IPSAPortal)

4) The 2010 general election is the focus of the September 2012 issue of American Politics Research. This special issue features contributions on party influence, the role of districts and national opinion, the roll-call vote, consequences of party switching, and the impact of the Obama-led health care reform on the elections. (Journals on the IPSAPortal)

New IPSAPortal Ebook

Some six years after the paperbound edition was distributed at the 2006 congress in Fukuoka, the IPSAPortal is now available in ebook format: this is a fresh opportunity to comfortably browse through the extraordinary wealth and variety of scholarly sources. The ebook includes a new videolectures section. It can be downloaded free of charge from the IPSAPortal website in PDF and eBook format.

International Political Science Review (IPSR) - Volume 33, Number 4, September 2012

In this issue:

From state feminism to market feminism?

- Johanna Kantola and Judith Squires

A quasi-proportional electoral system ‘only for honest men’? The hidden potential for manipulating mixed compensatory electoral systems

-Daniel Bochsler

Hegemonic preservation or horizontal accountability: constitutional review in Turkey

- Yasushi Hazama

Liberal democracy and beyond: extending the sequencing debate

- Christopher Hobson

Fiscal federalism and soft budget constraints: The case of China

- Lynette H. Ong

Can conditional commitments break the climate change negotiations deadlock?

- Arild Underdal, Jon Hovi, Steffen Kallbekken and Tora Skodvin

Available free of charge for all IPSA members via your IPSA online account

Political Science News

International IDEA 2011 Annual Report

Annual Report 2011 - A record of actions

This report highlights International IDEA’s objectives and main activities for 2011. Their mission is to support sustainable democratic change by **providing comparative knowledge; **assisting democratic reform; **influencing policies and politics.

“While the ‘century of the citizen’ brings with it a great deal of optimism, we are also mindful of the considerable challenges facing emerging as well as established democracies. What is certain is that all democracies need to deliver on their promise of true citizen participation and representation.” Vidar Helgesen, Secretary-General, International IDEA

For more on this report: http://www.idea.int/publications/annualreport-2011/index.cfm

Books by Members

Mixed Methods in Comparative Politics: Principles and Applications

By Dirk Berg-Schlosser. More information ...

The Political and Economic Sustainability of Health Care in Canada: Private-Sector Involvement in the Federal Provincial Health Care System

By Howard A. Palley, Marie-Pascale Pomey and Owen B. Adams. Plus d'information ...

Democracy, federalism and centralization in Brazil

By Marta Arretche. Plus d'information ...

 Reading Hayek in the 21st Century: A Critical Inquiry into His Political Thought

By Theo Papaioannou. Plus d'information ...

Radical Approaches to Political Science: Roads Less Traveled

By Rainer Eisfeld. Plus d'information ...

Reclaiming Brownfields: A Comparative Analysis of Adaptive Reuse of Contaminated Properties

Edited by Richard C. Hula, Laura A. Reese and Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore. Plus d'information ...

El camino de las influencias: actores sub-nacionales, sistemas electorales y de partidos en la relación Ejecutivo-Legislativo en Latinoamérica

By Bernardo Zamichiei and Alejandro Coronel. More information ...

Capire la politica. Una prospettiva comparata

By Pietro Grilli di Cortona. More information ...

Rusia en la sociedad internacional: perspectivas tras el retorno de Putin

Edited by Javier Morales. More information ...

Sistema Político Español

Edited by Javier Morales. More information ...

Digital Media and Political Engagement Worldwide A Comparative Study

Edited by Eva Anduiza, Michael J. Jensen and Laia Jorba. More information ...

Singulière Belgique

Sous la dir. Astrid von Busekist. More information ...

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Upcoming Events

(October-November): IRPP Working Lunch - Global Value Chains and Canada's Trade Policy: Business as Usual or Paradigm Shift?

17 October, 2012

Ottawa, Canada

16th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality, From Rebellion to Revolution: Dynamics of Political Change

17-20 October, 2012

Berlin, Germany

True Partnerships with Africa: a one-day symposium

18 October, 2012

London, Canada

The Institute of Asian Studies International Conference - Disaster Management: Preparedness, Response and Rehabilitation

18-20 October, 2012

Hyderabad, India

Future of EU citizenship

18-20 October, 2012

Toronto, Canada

Extraterritoriality of languages, literatures and civilizations: assessments and prospects

18-20 October, 2012

Paris, France

Wepner Symposium on the Lincoln Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship

19-20 October, 2012

Springfield, United States

The Bologna Reform and Beyond: Globalizing Education in the 21st Century

19-20 October, 2012

Urbana-Champaign, United States

Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference

19-21 October, 2012

Ulster, Ireland

Balancing domestic and international security requirement - International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS) Annual Conference

23-24 October, 2012

Kingston, Canada

Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities

23-25 October, 2012

Dublin and Maynooth, Ireland

Distinguished Speaker Series 2012-2013 - US Politics and the 2012 Presidential Election

24 October-5 March, 2013

Windsor, Canada

Reflections on Things Past: The Legacy of the Charlottetown Accord Negotiations 20 Years Later

24-26 October, 2012

Fredericton, Canada

PhD Workshop on International Climate Policy

25-26 October, 2012

Zurich, Switzerland

Harvard University Graduate Conference in Political Theory

26-27 October, 2012

Cambridge, United States

Central European Political Science Association (CEPSA) - Crisis and Governance in East Central Europe

26-27 October, 2012

Budapest, Hungary

International Conference: Citizens and Leaders in a Comparative Perspective

26-27 October, 2012

Moscow, Russia

2012 Presidential Elections in the United States : Challenges and Expectations

26-27 October, 2012

Krakow, Poland

International Conference: New Forms of Multiple Belonging – Multidisciplinary Perspectives

26-27 October, 2012

Lucerne, Switzerland

Third desiguALdades.net Summer School 2012. Knowledge Asymmetries: Unequal Knowledges - Knowledge Inequalities

29 October-3 November, 2012

Bogotá and Villa de Leyva, Colombia

International Conference on Gender Relations in Developing Societies: A 21st Century Perspective

30-31 October, 2012

Delhi, India

2012 RISC Conference “Globalization, Violence and Security: Local Impacts of Regional Integration”

30 October-1 November, 2012

Mexico, Mexico

Political Studies Association Media and Politics Group 2012 Annual Conference

1-2 November, 2012

Luton, United Kingdom

"Demoicracy" in the European Union. The Design and Functioning of Multi-level Democracy Workshop

1-2 November, 2012

Zurich, Switzerland

A Land Called Chicora: Representation and Immigration in South Carolina - Palmetto Connections Symposium

3 November, 2012

Aiken, United States

UACES Student Forum Seminars 2012

5 November, 2012

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

International Conference on Fresh Water Governance for Sustainable Development

5-7 November, 2012

Drakensberg, South Africa

The Cultural Bridges in Germany Conference - Multiculturalism, the 2012 Global Debate: Strengthening Intercultural Relations through the Arts, Sports, Politics and the Economy

7-9 November, 2012

Berlin, Germany

Order out of Chaos - Georgia Political Science Association Annual Meeting

8-10 November, 2012

Savannah, United States

IPSA Research Committee for Political Communication (RC22) Conference

8 November, 2012

Brno, Czech Republic

ESSCCLEER Wokshop: Linking trade and non-commercial interests: the EU as a global role model?

9 November, 2012

The Hague, Netherlands

The second annual ACELG conference: A New Role for the EU in Economic Governance - Lessons from emerging and existing models

9 November, 2012

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Deorientalizing citizenship? Experiments in political subjectivity - The Open University

12-13 November, 2012

London, United Kingdom

Workshop on International Humanitarianism and Security Today

14-16 November, 2012

Washington, DC, United States

Political Science Congress at Pamukkale Üniversitesi

15-17 November, 2012

Denizli, Turkey

Northeastern Political Science Association 44th Annual Meeting

15-17 November, 2012

Boston, United States

Who governs in the Americas and in Europe?

15-17 November, 2012

Poitiers, France

The Presidential Election of 2012

16-17 November, 2012

Hiram, Ohio, United States

Finding Thetas in Europe — Conference on Applied Bayesian Statistics and MCMC Methods in Social Science

16-18 November, 2012

Bern, Switzerland

The Future State of Ireland

17-18 November, 2012

London, United Kingdom

Entretiens Jacques Cartier: Immigration et diversité ethnoculturelle. Espaces urbains et communauté politique

19-20 November, 2012

Lyon, France

ANZTSR Biennial Conference: Sustainability and the Third Sector

21-23 November, 2012

Hobart Tasmania, Australia

European Research Council Linkage Project: What happened to incumbency voting? Economic Voting and the Financial Crisis

22 November, 2012

Leuven, Belgium

International Conference: The Financial Crises in comparative regional perspective: Can Europe Learn from other Regions?

23-24 November, 2012

Berlin, Germany

6th Russian Political Science Congress - Russia in the Global World: Institutes and Strategies of Political Interaction

23-25 November, 2012

Moscow, Russia

New Zealand Political Studies Association Annual Meeting

26-28 November, 2012

Wellington, New Zealand

State of the Federation conference: Regions, Resources and Resiliency

29 November-1 December, 2012

Kingston, Canada

Grupo de Trabajo: "Transformaciones de los Sistemas de Partidos y Elecciones Subnacionales en América Latina"

29-30 November, 2012

Madrid, Spain

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Call for Papers

Les frontières de la communauté libérale/ Boundaries of the liberal community — Congrès de l'AFSP 2013, Section thématique 63 AFSP 2013 conference 9-11 July, 2013 Paris, France Deadline: 15 October, 2012

Les procédures de la démocratie. Perspectives pour la théorie politique et la pratique de la démocratie (English & Français) 9-11 July, 2013 Paris, France Deadline: 15 October, 201

Call for Papers (Journal)

Télescope - Revue d'analyse comparée en administration publique Deadline: 19 October, 2012

Global Conversations Journal- Bloggers (BLOG) Deadline: 20 October, 2012

Public Money & Management Deadline: 29 October, 2012

Journal of Information and Technology & Politics - Special Papers Edition Deadline: 31 October, 2012

South American Journal of Political Science Deadline: 31 October, 2012

Las Torres de Lucca Deadline: 15 November, 2012

International Political Science Review Deadline: 30 November, 2012

Journal for Comparative Politics Deadline: 30 November, 2012

Theoria Deadline: 30 November, 2012

Job, Fellowship & Internship Offers

(FULL) Professor – Chair of Comparative Politics Salzburg, Austria

Professor of Sociology Belfast, Ireland

Poste de chargé(e) de cours - Introduction à l'administration publique canadienne Burnaby, Canada

Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy Montréal, Canada

Instructor / Assistant Professor in International Relations Tartu, Estonia

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowships Washington, United States

Multiple Teaching Positions Boston, United States

Assistant Professor, International Development Studies Toronto, Canada

Assistant Professor, Urban Politics Toronto, Canada

Lecturer in International Development Manchester, United Kingdom

6 x Five-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Cambridge, United Kingdom

Two Assistant Professor positions Montréal, Canada

Canada Research Chair at the Liu Institute for Global Issues Vancouver, Canada

Limited Term Appointment in Political Theory Montréal, Canada

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Development Bath, United Kingdom

Assistant professor in Canadian Politics St. Catharines, Canada

Assistant Professor, Political Science Edmonton, Canada

Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Analysis Toronto, Canada

Assistant Professor - Canadian and/or Comparative Public Policy Toronto, Canada

Fung Global Fellows Program Princeton, United States

Tenure-track appointment in Public Policy and Public Administration Montréal, Canada

Assistant Professor, Asian Politics Scarborough, Canada

Professorship in Water Policy and Research Hamilton, Canada

Three-Year Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Social Sciences Oxford, United Kingdom

Poste de professeur(e) en politique internationale Montréal, Canada

Poste de professeur(e) en idées politiques Montréal, Canada

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in War and Peace Studies Northfield, Vermont, United States

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Global Public Policy Waltham, United States

Open Rank Professor of Political Science Aliso Viejo, United States

Professeure ou de professeur régulier en pensée politique / Full-time tenure-track position in political theory Québec, Canada

Two faculty positions: Global Affairs / Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) Singapore, Singapore

Assistant Professor, Political Theory Winnipeg, Canada

Assistant Professor, Aboriginal Politics Toronto, Canada

Interdiscipinary Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate on "Globalisation, the European Union and Multiculturalism"

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Residency at CIGI Waterloo, Canada

Research Opportunities: Sabbatical at CIGI Waterloo, Canada

Professor or Associate Professor in Political Theory Singapore, Singapore

Professor and Head of Department Singapore, Singapore


"La Caixa" Prize in Social Sciences Deadline: 31 December, 2012