IPSA News November 2011 Newsletter

International Political Science Association/

Association internationale de science politique

Site de l'AISP: Maintenant disponible en français / IPSA Website Now Available in French

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  • 22nd IPSA World Congress of Political Science, Madrid (Spain)

Abstract review in progress - results forwarded by email December 2

With the abstract review process now well under way, close to half of the 5,500 abstracts have been reviewed. All abstract authors can expect to receive an email notifying them of the final results by December 2. Be sure to check your junk mail folder, as your email server may filter the email as junk mail. 

In the meantime, please refrain from sending email requests for individual updates, unless you do not receive a notification email on December 2.

Travel Grant Application Deadline - December 9, 2011

IPSA travel grants are funded from registration fees received for the world congress. These funds are intended to make it easier for people who live and work in developing economies and who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend the world congress. Recipients must be presenters or co-presenters at the event and must be listed in the program. Travel allowances of up to US$1,000 are offered on the recommendation of the Travel Grants Subcommittee, which comes under the Program Committee. Travel grant funds will be allocated to recipients ON-SITE and not in advance of the congress.

The deadline to receive applications for IPSA travel grants is December 9, 2011. Applications must include the following supporting documents (in PDF format only):

- Proof of citizenship (identification page of passport)

- A resumé or CV

- A letter of reference (from an employer or an educational institution or from the chair or convenor of your panel)

Email applications will not be accepted. All applications must be submitted online.  Click here to apply for a travel grant.

2012 IPSA Membership Renewal

With more services to members than ever, IPSA has proudly launched its 2012 membership renewal campaign. We invite you to renew your membership or join our great organization.

For quick online registration, click here https://www.ipsa.org/membership/individual/become-a-member/login

From Specialization to Teamwork: IPSA Research Committees and Current Challenges to the Discipline of Political Science

Rainer Eisfeld (Osnabrueck University, Germany)

From the keynote lecture given at the inaugural session of the joint IPSA RC 37/RC 02 conference, titled “on Rethinking Political Development: Multifaceted Role of Elites and Transforming Leadership.”

Winter Park, Florida, USA, November 7, 2011

Earlier this year, in a process I feel privileged to have been a part of, the IPSA Executive Committee agreed on the first mission statement in our association’s history. This mission is now posted on the IPSA website. The mission statement embodies two visions: one of service to the community, and a second of organizing research with the intention of ensuring the high caliber of that service. To quote from the first:

“Political science…(is aimed) at contribut(ing) to the quality of public deliberation and decision-making… Ultimately, IPSA supports the role of political science in empowering men and women to participate more effectively in political life, whether within or beyond the states in which they live.”

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What's new on the IPSAportal?

New Monthly Section

News from the IPSAportal:

1) The Library of Congress presents the Library Census Map. Sponsored by the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC), the Federal Library Directory displays geographic and collections data from more than 1,000 libraries with an interactive mapping tool. (Access Services on IPSAPortal).

2) The Annenberg Public Policy Center is launching a new project based on the structure of the prizewinning FactCheck.org. FlackCheck.org will follow the 2012 campaign using parody and humor. An essay is now posted on the site, which will be fully operational by January 1, 2012. (Thematic Sites on IPSAPortal).

3) Pew Research reports on the United States presidential race: “Obama job approval improves.” A majority of Americans continue to hold a favorable personal opinion of Obama. This is not the case for his main GOP rivals. (Thematic Sites on IPSAPortal).

4) Main themes covered in the most recent issue of Political Communication (Journal Feeds on IPSAPortal) include civic talks, news choice and news building, presidential rhetoric, and counterterrorism in media and public opinion.

P.S. The latest thematic issue of Political Science & Politics is available online, with nine contributions on a cultural theory of politics. (Journal Feeds on IPSAPortal)

Co-Editor Sought for the International Political Science Review (IPSR)

The International Political Science Review (IPSR), the flagship publication of the International Political Science Association, is seeking a co-editor to join Mark Kesselman for a four-year (renewable) period starting in July 2012. The new editor will be selected in time for the IPSA World Congress in Madrid in July 2012. A transition period of several months will allow the appointed editor to become familiar with the editorial process.

For details...

Enquiries may be forwarded to Mikhail Ilyin (Mikhaililyin48@gmail.com) and Mark Kesselman (mjk3@columbia.edu). Applicants are asked to forward their CV by email to Professor Ilyin, along with a statement describing their objectives for taking IPSR forward. The application deadline is December 1, 2011.

Rethinking Development: Security, Justice and Leadership

Dr. Zillur R. Khan (Rosebush Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, and Adjunct Professor, Rollins College, USA)

Chair of IPSA RC 37 and workshop organizer

From the keynote address given at the inaugural session of the joint IPSA RC 37/RC 02 conference, titled “on Rethinking Political Development: Multifaceted Role of Elites and Transforming Leadership.”

Winter Park, Florida, USA, November 7, 2011

Distinguished delegates and guests:

On behalf of the IPSA Research Committee on Rethinking Political Development,  I am pleased to welcome you to this workshop held as part of the joint conference titled “Multifaceted Role of the Elites and Transforming Leadership in Political Development.”

This IPSA research committee was created in the early 1970s by Professor Karl Wolfgang Deutsch, a world renowned political scientist, with the specific purpose of recognizing a much greater degree of developmental pluralism in the field of political science than was ever acknowledged by scholars. Drawing on Aristotelian pragmatism, Deutsch sought to explore critical issues and problems imbedded in the complex, multilayered affairs of the polis, with a special focus on the probable causes of progressing or declining human conditions. Using an Aristotelian “golden mean” approach based on checks and balances where mutual checks can be turned into cooperative endeavors for common good, Professor Deutsch sought to broaden the scope of our discipline by continuously rethinking political development.

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RC28 - Comparative Federalism and Federation: Call for Nominations for the Position of Officer

The RC28 nominating committee is accepting nominations for the position of RC28 officer until December 31, 2011. Nominations may be forwarded to John Kincaid at meynerc@lafayette.edu .

The RC28 executive board will be made up of the following seven positions: (1) chair; (2) first vice chair; (3) second vice chair; (4) publications chair; (5) recruitment chair; and (6) two at-large executive members.

Current RC28 chair Michael Stein is not eligible for re-nomination. The other five current executive board members are eligible for nomination for any of the positions on the board. If you would like to serve on the board, you can volunteer by nominating yourself for a position.

We look forward to receiving your nominations by no later than December 31, 2011.

John Kincaid, committee chair

Michael Burgess, committee member

Bertus DeVilliers, committee member


Books by Members

The transformation of European football. Towards the Europeanisation of the national game

Edited by Arne Niemann, Borja García, Wyn Grant

More information ...

Upcoming Events

(December & January):

RISC 2011 Conference: Social cohesion: The missing link in regional integration?

30 November-3 December, 2011

Rustenburg, South Africa

The Collapse of the Soviet Union and its Consequences for Europe and the World

30 November-2 December, 2011

Krakow, Poland

The 22nd John Whyte Memorial Lecture: “Comparing Northern Ireland: The ethnocracy-ethnic democracy debate” by Adrian Guelke

1 December, 2011

Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Public Relations of the Cold War

1-3 December, 2011

Cambridge, United Kingdom

EU Democracy Promotion East and South after the Arab Spring

1-2 December, 2011

Brussels, Belgium

Crisis in Ireland’s Regional Newspaper Industry: Consequences for the Public and the Journalistic Profession

1 December, 2011

Limerick, Ireland

The Dupont Summit 2011. Science, Technology & Environmental Policy: Pressing Issues, Little Time

2 December, 2011

Washington, United States

Colloque du réseau des chercheur(e)s francophones en politiques publiques

3-4 December, 2011

Montréal, Canada

Growing Pains and Growth Paths: China and Japan in Modern Economic Growth

5-6 December, 2011

Wellington, New Zealand

The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU – Crisis, Conflict and Culture: the role of Cultural Diplomacy in the European Project

6-9 December, 2011

Brussels, Belgium

The Asia-Pacific Century: Overcoming the Strategy Gap

6-7 December, 2011

Montgomery, United States

Honour Killing Across Culture and Time

7-9 December, 2011

Canberra, Australia

Conference on Democracy and Elections in the Muslim World

7-8 December, 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The European Union and Politicization of Europe

8-10 December, 2011

Vienna, Austria

The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece Beyond the Crisis'

8-9 December, 2011

Glasgow, United Kingdom

7th annual Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy in memory of Yitzhak Rabin

14-16 December, 2011

Jerusalem, Israel

6th annual Graduate Conference

15-17 December, 2011

Jerusalem, Israel

2012 Orlando International Academic Conference

2-4 January, 2012

Orlando, United States

Workshop: Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in comparative Perspective

11 January, 2012

Oxford, United Kingdom

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Call for Papers

10th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs

18-21 June, 2012

Athens, Greece

Deadline: 28 November, 2011

Between the Global and the Local: Actors, Institutions and Processes

24-26 June, 2012

Prague, Czech Republic

Deadline: 30 November, 2011

Converging and Conflicting Trends in the Public Administration of the US, Europe, and Germany

19-20 July, 2012

Speyer, Germany

Deadline: 30 November, 2011

Left and Right: The Great Dichotomy Revisited

23 March, 2012

Braga, Portugal

Deadline: 30 November, 2011

Australian & New Zealand Studies Association of North America: 2012 Annual Conference

16-18 February, 2012

Toronto, Canada

Deadline: 1 December, 2011

Policy History Conference

6-9 June, 2012

Richmond, United States

Deadline: 2 December, 2011

2nd Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association

21-23 June, 2012

Berlin, Germany

Deadline: 9 December, 2011

Making Culture Count: Rethinking measures of cultural vitality, wellbeing and citizenship

3-4 May, 2012

Melbourne, Australia

Deadline: 9 December, 2011

23rd Slovenian Political Science Days - Political Culture in Focus of Political Sciences

31 May- 2 June, 2012

Portorož, Slovenia

Deadline: 15 December, 2011

The Southwest Council of Latin American Studies Conference

8-10 March, 2012

Miami, United States

Deadline: 15 December, 2011

New England Political Science Association (NEPSA) Annual Meeting

26-28 April, 2012

Portsmouth, United States

Deadline: 15 December, 2011
L’action publique face au changement climatique. Expertise, jeux d’échelles et comparaison internationale

15-16 March, 2012

Bordeaux, France

Deadline: 15 December, 2011

Ireland and African-America

9-11 March, 2012

Dublin, Ireland

Deadline: 16 December, 2011

2012 Orlando International Academic Conference

2-4 January, 2012

Orlando, United States

Deadline: 19 December, 2011

4th Annual Conference on Governance and Democracy

2-3 March, 2012

Storrs-Mansfield, United States

Deadline: 20 December, 2011

International Symposium on Political Science Today

6-8 May, 2012

Algiers, Algeria

Deadline: 30 December, 2011
Living together in diversity: National societies in the multicultural age

21-22 May, 2012

Budapest, Hungary

Deadline: 31 December, 2011

New York State Political Science Association Annual Meeting

20-21 April, 2012

New York, United States

Deadline: 1 January, 2012

Speaking Europe Abroad: Institutional Cooperation and the Making of EU's Discourse

14-15 February, 2012

Brussels, Belgium

Deadline: 1 January, 2012

The Consequences of Political Scandal

21-23 June, 2012

Shippensburg, United States

Deadline: 15 January, 2012

ECCSSA 38th Annual Conference - The Great Renewal: Rebuilding Our Nation—Visions and Challenges

30 March, 2012

Herndon, United States

Deadline: 20 January, 2012

2012 Annual Conference of the Philippine Political Science Association

12-14 April, 2012

Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Deadline: 20 January, 2012

UACES 42nd annual conference. Exchanging Ideas on Europe 2012: Old Borders - New Frontiers

3-5 September, 2012

Passau, Germany

Deadline: 20 January, 2012

Imagining India as a World Power: Asian Politics, the Indian Ocean, and Balancing Forces

15-16 March, 2012
New Delhi, India

Deadline: 22 January, 2012

10th Annual CIPSS Graduate Conference - Intervention and conflict resolution in the 21st century Evolution, challenge and future

16 March, 2012

Montreal, Canada

Deadline: 27 January, 2012

Conference on Sport, Conflict and Reconciliation

28 April, 2012

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Deadline: 31 January, 2012

Immigration and Border Security: A Centennial Arizona Symposium

6 April, 2012

Tucson, United States

Deadline: 1 February, 2012

What Constitutes a Legal War in the 21st Century?

30-31 May, 2012

Washington, United States

Deadline: 4 March, 2012

Call for Papers (Journals)

Journal of comparative politics

Deadline: 30 November

Sociedade e Cultura

Deadline: 30 November
The Economic Research Guardian

Deadline: 6 December, 2011

Book | Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science

Deadline: 31 December

Policy and Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Policy Research

Deadline: 31 December

Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Deadline: 1 January

Treatises and Documents, Journal of Ethnic Studies

Deadline: 15 January, 2012

Job, Fellowship & Internship Offers

Professor of International Relations

Zurich, Switzerland

Two full-time tenure-track positions (at all ranks)

Ottawa, Canada

Tenure-track Lecturer in Political Theory

London, United Kingdom

Associate Professor

Warwick, United Kingdom

2 Lectureship in Politics

Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Personal Professorship in Political Science and Sociology, Public Policy

Galway, Ireland

Scholarships for post-doctoral researchers

São Paulo, Brazil

Premier-ère assistant-e
Lausanne Dorigny, Switzerland

Two positions from Lecturer to Associate Professor level


Full-time faculty positions in the fields of political science and international studies

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Co-Editor Sought for International Political Science Review (IPSR)

PhD Student in IPE / International Environmental Politics

Zurich, Switzerland

Postdoctoral Scholarships (6 to 18 month)

Berlin, Germany

Erasmus Mundus GEM PhD Fellowships

Brussels, Belgium

Erasmus Mundus GEM PhD Programme

Various places


3rd Edition Prize for Best PhD Thesis

Deadline: 30 November, 2011

Programme québécois de bourses pour participer au Congrès mondial de science politique de l’Association internationale de science politique (Madrid, Espagne, 2012)

Deadline: 1 December, 2011

2012 C&M Award for Concept Analysis in Political Science

Deadline: 31 December, 2011

Prix de la Présidence de l'Assemblée nationale

Deadline: 6 January, 2012

Prix de la Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant

Deadline: 6 January, 2012

Bourses étudiantes SQSP pour le Congrès mondial de science politique de Madrid

Deadline: 15 January, 2012
Global Development Awards and Medals Competition: Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP)

Deadline: 31 January, 2012

Prix de la relève ASSP 2012

Deadline: 31 March, 2012

Prix de thèse 2012 de l'ASSP

Deadline: 31 March, 2012

Josep Mª Vilaseca i Marcet Award

Deadline: 15 September, 2012

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