IPSA Newsletter, April 2014

Publicado el 14 de abril de 2014 a las 08h. y 49m. por Charo Llera en AECPA


2014 Montreal IPSA World Congress of Political Science

Registration Deadline to Stay in Program – May 21

The registration deadline for all panel participants and paper givers is May 21, 2014. Participants who have not registered by the deadline will be withdrawn from the program. Please contact us (montreal2014@ipsa.org) if you intend to register but are unable to do so by this date.

Registration remains open for attendees until July 24, 2014.

Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, to Host Plenary

Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales, will present a plenary on Wednesday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The subject is to be determined.

Governance Expert Rod Rhodes to Present a Plenary Titled “Challenges of Contemporary Governance: Rediscovering the Craft of Public Administration”

On Monday, July 21 at 3 p.m., Rod Rhodes, Professor of Government at the University of Southampton (UK) and Professor of Government at Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia), will present a plenary titled “Challenges of Contemporary Governance: Rediscovering the Craft of Public Administration.”

Can’t Miss Event: The INM Symposium Titled “Developing Expertise in the Design of Participatory Tools: Professionalization and Diversification of the Public Participation Field”

The Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to promote civic participation in democratic life. Its principal areas of expertise include civic participation, participatory democracy, social acceptability, participatory governance, social entrepreneurship and social innovation.

The INM symposium will be held on July 21 and 22 in conjunction with the IPSA World Congress of Political Science. The symposium is included with World Congress registration, but members of the public who wish to attend only the symposium may do so for a fee of US$40.

Register here at http://www.ipsa.org/events/congress/montreal2014/inm-symposium-developing-expertise-design-participatory-tools-professio

Discover Montréal With Your Family

Back in time or forward to the future? That's the dilemma for families visiting Montréal. It isn't difficult to find something to do, just the time to do it all. History, science, or art? Montréal museums offer fascinating programs for children of all ages. Take a spin back in time to New France, conveniently located in present-day Old Montréal! Then it's back to the present with a bike tour of the Old Port, or perhaps a jump to the future at the Science Centre. Fill up on nature at the city's nature museums, ride a roller coaster at La Ronde, or groove to the beat of Montréal's many festivals. Any regrets? Just one: holidays are over and it's time to go home. You'll have to come back!

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

  • IPSA Summer School - Ankara 2014

IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
The Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), Middle East Technical University (METU)
August 18–29, 2014
Ankara, Turkey

In collaboration with the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), Middle East Technical University (METU) will present the second IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods from August 18 to 29, 2014. IPSA continues its efforts to support the development of political science by fostering the creation of academic networks linking East and West, and North and South, and helping to establish summer schools on research methods in social science in various parts of the world, including Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. The IPSA-METU Summer School is the first of its kind in Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa, and Eurasia. It gives graduate students and young professionals in the social sciences a unique opportunity to train under leading experts on research methods.

The Summer School offers six courses on quantitative and qualitative methods and hosts graduate students, young academics and professionals interested in receiving theoretical and practical training in these methods. Due to the rigorous training and full-time schedules of these courses, Summer School participants must select and register for one of six courses given weekdays over a period of two weeks. This allows students to attend both lectures and practical sessions. The schedule also includes one-on-one sessions in the form of office hours, thus giving students a chance to review their individual projects with the instructors. Detailed course outlines as well as short biographies of the instructors can be found on the website. In addition, seminar-style talks involving students and instructors are scheduled in order to encourage student participation and make the learning experience more stimulating. Career development sessions will also be offered, including sessions on drafting and publishing research proposals.

For complete details on courses, schedules and registration, please go to http://sbe.metu.edu.tr/about-ipsa-metu-summer-school

Teresa Sasinska-Klas Lecture at the First IAPSS World Congress: Ukraine, Russia and the EU: New Communication Order or Disorder?

The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) welcomed Prof. Teresa Sasinska-Klas, IPSA Vice-President for Europe and Africa, to the inaugural IAPSS World Congress in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event was held from March 31 to April 6, 2014.

In a lecture titled “Ukraine, Russia and the EU: New Communication Order or Disorder?” Professor Sasinska-Klas addressed one of the most timely and important topics in international politics. Her lecture, presented on April 1, drew a considerable audience and sparked a lively debate.

Prof. Sasinska-Klas framed the current political problems in Ukraine within a broader historical and regional context dating back to the 18th century, identifying the principal vectors of historical conflict and concluding with a detailed analysis of the current political situation, including the causes and outcomes of the Maidan Movement, the referendum and subsequent annexation of Crimea, and the ensuing diplomatic conflict between the United States, the EU and Russia.

Drawing on her extensive knowledge of Western European, Russian and Ukrainian politics, Prof. Sasinska-Klas identified the main causes of the Ukraine conflict from both a domestic and an international perspective. Participants gained insights in the manifold perceptions of the conflict, including those that are sometimes overlooked by political pundits and correspondents. She also presented a clear overview of the many obstacles that must be overcome in order to understand the current challenges.

The Q&A session that followed gave rise to a lively and sometimes heated discussion involving participants from many regions of the world, among them students from Russia and Ukraine. Prof. Sasinska-Klas took great care to answer the questions with evermore detailed information, and the discussion went on long after her lecture was over.

The first IAPSS World Congress proved to be a great success, attracting over 250 participants from all continents. IPSA congratulates IAPSS on the success of the event, and it looks forward to a continued collaboration.

  • What’s New on the IPSAPortal?

News from the IPSAPortal:

1) For the past decade, Uncommon Knowledge, an interview series produced by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and hosted by Peter Robinson, has helped to enrich the debate on the most critical social and political issues of our time. In the most recent conversation, Peter Robinson talked to Robert Thomson, former chief editor at Dow Jones & Company and managing editor of the Wall Street Journal and currently chief executive officer of News Corp, about the role of the newspapers in the near future. (Research Institutes on the IPSAPortal)

2) The Emancipation Proclamation: Bringing History Together is the title of the last video updated on the webcasts section of the Library of Congress website. The LOC webcasts is a rich archive of videos and audio files archived by likely user: teacher, librarians and archivists, kids and families, publishers, researchers and visitors. All the materials are freely available and presented with related webcasts and resourses. (Library Catalogs on the IPSAPortal)

3) The results of the recent elections in Europe are sure to have a considerable bearing on the upcoming European elections. Administrative elections in France resulted in a victory for the Front National headed by Marine Le Pen, while in Hungary the Jobbik party obtained 20 per cent of the seats in the national parliament. The rise of the far right constitutes one of the main risks and leasing issues heading into the incoming elections. (Thematic Networks on the IPSAPortal)

4) A new special issue of World Development on Decentralization and Governance was recently published on the website of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). This collection is the product of a workshop held at Columbia University in June 2009, in the context of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue’s Decentralization Task Force. (Schools and Departments on the IPSAPortal)

  • 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).

  • International Political Science Review (IPSR) - Volume 35, Number 2, March 2014

How moderates and extremists find happiness: Ideological orientation, citizen–government proximity, and life satisfaction
Luigi Curini, Willy Jou and Vincenzo Memoli

The impact of diamonds on economic growth, adverse regime change, and democratic state-building in Africa
Rollin F. Tusalem and Minion K.C. Morrison

Explaining variation of executive instability in presidential regimes: Presidential interruptions in Latin America

Leiv Marsteintredet

Competing risks and deposit insurance governance convergence

 Christopher Gandrud

Intra-union politics and wage-setting coordination in Eurozone countries

Sung Ho Park

How does political trust affect social trust? An analysis of survey data from rural China using an instrumental variables approach
Ran Tao, Dali L. Yang, Ming Li and Xi Lu

Abstracts in French and Spanish


  • IPSA RC 18 International Conference on “South Asia in Global Perspective: Democracy, Human Rights and Nation Building”

IPSA RC 18 (Asian and Pacific Studies) held one of its most successful conferences in Jodhpur (India) on February 21 and 22, 2014, under the theme “South Asia in Global Perspective: Democracy, Human Rights and Nation Building.”

This international conference, jointly organized by RC-18 and Jai Narain Vyas University under the leadership of conference director, Dr. Meena Bardia, drew 500 political scientists from 131 Indian universities and 10 countries around the world. The event featured eight panels, and 264 papers were presented. The President of India sent a greeting message and the opening and closing sessions saw the Honorable Supreme Court of India judge deliver speeches. Teh-Kuang Chang (chair of RC 18) delivered the keynote speech, during which he announced plans to raise the funds needed to set up the Asian and Pacific Foundation to create an award for outstanding achievement in Asian and Pacific studies, provide travel grants for young scholars, publish books and journals, and mark the 40th anniversary of RC 18 in 2016. RC 18 will soon be soliciting contributions from the public and will host recitals by Grammy-winning pianist, Dr. Angelin Chang, as part of its efforts to raise funds.

  • Political Science News

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  • Books by Members

Political Elites in the Transatlantic Crisis

Edited by Heinrich Best and John Higley

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 Combating Corruption: The Indian Case

 By Yogesh Atal and Sunil K Choudhary

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  • Upcoming Events

(April & May):

PSA UK 64th Annual International Conference 2014 – Rebels and Radicals
14-16 April, 2014
Manchester, United Kingdom

9th American Graduate School in Paris Annual Graduate Student Conference
17-18 April, 2014
Paris, France

Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2014 - The Power of Information
17-19 April, 2014
Seattle, United States

1st Mediterranean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities
23-26 April, 2014
Beirut, Lebanon

3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference
25 April, 2014
Montreal, Canada

New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting
25-26 April, 2014
Woodstock, United States

The Mountain Research Initiative Key Contact Workshop
26 April, 2014
Vienna, Austria

Thinking as a Way of Life - Graduate Conference in Cultural, Social and Political Thought
26-27 April, 2014
Victoria, Canada

First Annual International Conference on "Migration in the Globalized World"
29-30 April, 2014
Yerevan, Armenia

Why War? Peace Studies in the 21st Century
1-3 May, 2014
Bradford, United Kingdom

The Economic Adjustment Programmes and their Alternatives: Exploring the Impact of Austerity on Southern Europe
2 May, 2014
Brussels, Belgium

International Intelligence Congress II
7 May, 2014
İstanbul, Turkey

"L’État dans tous ses états" - Après-midi de recherche du Département de Science politique de l’Université de Liège
7 May, 2014
Liège, Belgium

7e Conférence annuelle de l’Association Canadienne des Études sur les Réfugiés et la Migration Forcée (ACERMF)
7-9 May, 2014
Montréal, Canada

Annual General Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association
8-9 May, 2014
Richmond, Canada

10th Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association-Canada
8-10 May, 2014
Montréal, Canada

École internationale d’été sur la sécurité alimentaire
12-17 May, 2014
Québec, Canada

82e Congrès de l'ACFAS - La recherche : zones de convergence et de créativité
12-16 May, 2014
Montréal, Canada

Confronting the Challenges Characterizing the Nigerian Nation-State - 2nd Annual International Conference of the Department of Political Science
14-16 May, 2014
Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Où en est la politique comparée … 20 ans plus tard ? - Deuxième Colloque de l'Institut de Sciences Politiques Louvain-Europe (ISPOLE)
15-16 May, 2014
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Social Contract Theory: Past, Present, and Future
15-16 May, 2014
Lisbon, Portugal

12th Annual ISTC Conference - Globalization, Critique and Social Theory
15-17 May, 2014
Knoxville, United States

2014 PSAI Postgraduate Conference
16 May, 2014

Dublin, Ireland

International Conference on Dialogue for Peace, Security and Human Rights
17 May, 2014
Tehran, Iran

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

Third Annual CAPPA Conference in Public Management - Ethics, Corruption and Good Governance Practices in Public Management
21-22 May, 2014
Kingston, Canada

2nd European Workshops in International Studies
21-24 May, 2014
Izmir, Turkey

Congrès de la Société québécoise de science politique
21-23 May, 2014
Sherbrooke, Canada

2nd St Andrews Graduate Conference in International Political Theory: Political Evil
22-23 May, 2014
St Andrews, United Kingdom

Trust - MatchPoints Seminar 2014
22-24 May, 2014
Aarhus, Denmark

Young Scientists Networking Conference on Integrated Science
25-31 May, 2014
Lake Como, Italy

Borders without Boundaries - Annual Conference of Canadian Sociological Association
26-30 May, 2014
St. Catharines, Canada

Graduate Student Conference - Public Policy In Asia
26-27 May, 2014
Singapore, Singapore

Academic Conference on Urban Solidarity - For a better use of food and housing
27-28 May, 2014
Bilbao, Spain

International Workshop - Refugee Protection Outside of the International Legal Framework: Expanding Cross-National and Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations
27-28 May, 2014
Evanston, United States

2014 CPSA Annual Conference/Congrès annuel de l'ACSP 2014
27-29 May, 2014
St. Catharines, Canada

Canadian Peace Research Association Annual Conference - Borders Without Boundaries
28-29 May, 2014
St. Catharines, Canada

“Analytical Communities in Policy Advisory Systems at Global and Local Level: Comparative Analysis of Policy Impact” - International Conference
28-29 May, 2014
Moscow, Russia

Seventh Annual Political Networks Conference
28-31 May, 2014
Montreal, Canada

2nd International Multidisciplinary Euro-Asian Congress of Scholars: The Phenomenon of Russia: The Memory of the Past and the Perspective for Development
29-31 May, 2014
Krakow, Poland

7e atelier annuel pour les femmes en sécurité internationale
29-31 May, 2014
Ottawa, Canada

2014 Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies Inaugural Conference
29-30 May, 2014
St. Catharines, Canada

Ph.D. Dissertation Workshop in Global Political Economy
30-31 May, 2014
Waterloo, Canada

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  • Call for Papers

Academic Conference on Urban Solidarity - For a better use of food and housing
27-28 May, 2014
Bilbao, Spain
Deadline: 30 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

New Zeland Political Science Association Conference 2014
1-3 December, 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
Deadline: 15 May, 2014

Exploring the Latin America-Asia Pacific Nexus - 2014 Latin American and the Shifting Sands of Global Power Conference
10-11 September, 2014
Canberra, Australia
Deadline: 1 June, 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

8th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations
12-14 February, 2015
Berlin, Germany
Deadline: 30 September, 2014

  • Call for Papers (Journal)

Finnish Yearbook of Population Research
Deadline: 17 April, 2014

Book proposal | Europe Unfinished: EU and the Western Balkans in a Time of Crisis
Deadline: 15 May, 2014

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

Journal of Comparative Politics
Deadline: 15 May, 2014

Irish Studies in International Affairs
Deadline: 23 May, 2014

GeoProgress Papers
Deadline: 30 June, 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

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

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Global Urban Studies
Calgary, Canada

John D. Montgomery Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Aliso Viejo, United States

Full PhD scholarships at ICS
Groningen, Utrecht, and Nijmegen, Netherlands

Full Professor of Social Sustainability
Vienna, Austria

Senior Research Fellow in Asian Normative Orders

Research Fellow in Asian Normative Orders

Lecturer in International Relations
Johannesburg, South Africa

3 Research Assistant and 2 PhD studentships
Leicester and Manchester, United Kingdom

Professeur en État et acteurs politiques
Montréal, Canada

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Lille, France

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Waterloo, Canada

Co-Editor Position

PhD Research Fellowship in Public Policy
Hamilton, Canada

Master Student Fellowship Northern Research
Saskatoon, Canada

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

New permanent position in Quantitative Methods
Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Award

Bourses jeunes chercheur(e)s pour le Congrès AISP-IPSA de Montréal (exclusif aux membres de l'ABSP)
Deadline: 15 April, 2014

Juan Linz Prize
Deadline: 1 June, 2014

Wilma Rule Award
Deadline: 11 July, 2014

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