IPSA Newsletter March 2011

Publicado el 25 de marzo de 2011 a las 08h. y 15m. por Charo Llera en IPSA


  • IPSA at the 2011 ISA Convention in Montreal, Canada

IPSA was active at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada, sponsoring three panels on the topic of global governance.

- Where is the “Global” in Global Governance? Perspectives from China, India and Brazil
- Southern Countries and Global Governance: Their Roles in the United Nations Systems
- Fragile States and Global Governance: Exploring the Links

The IPSA Secretariat operated a booth for the duration of the convention and ensured liaison with ISA delegates by providing information on the upcoming IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Madrid in 2012 and on services offered by IPSA.  Available at the table were membership brochures, Madrid 2012 flyers, copies of the International Political Science Review, International Political Science Abstracts and History of IPSA, as well as promotional items. Many participants also took the opportunity to subscribe to IPSA’s monthly newsletter.

Among the many IPSA Executive Committee (EC) members attending the convention were Lourdes Sola, Past President of IPSA; Helen Milner, First Vice-President, Vice-President Americas; Leslie Pal, Chair of the Committee on Research and Training; Bertrand Badie, editor of the upcoming IPSA Political Science Encyclopedia; Hyug Baeg Im, member of the EC; and Guy Lachapelle, Secretary General of IPSA. A number of IPSA members also dropped by to introduce themselves.

  • IAPSS Pays a Visit to the IPSA Secretariat

In Montreal for the ISA Convention, IAPSS officers took the opportunity to visit IPSA’s Montreal offices. The meeting with the IPSA Secretariat was very productive, as agreements were reached on coordination, information-sharing and joint promotion; also discussed was the prospect of new partnership activities between the two sister organizations.

From left to right: Andrea Cestaro, IPSA Administrator; Maria Paula Brito Rozas (Peru);  Tom Henriksson (Finland); Guy Lachapelle, IPSA Secretary General; Tea Gergedava (Georgia); Nikola Zeljkovic  (Slovenia); and Pedro Costa (Portugal).

  • Direct Access to IPSR Online from your Profile!

We’re pleased to announce that the online version of the International Political Science Review (IPSR) is now available directly from your IPSA Online profile.

Thanks to the invaluable collaboration of Sage Publications, you will no longer need a password from Sage to access the online version of the IPSR journal. Simply access your IPSA online account and go to "IPSR Online" to enjoy the exclusive member's page.

Complete the following steps to access your IPSA online account and visit IPSR Online:

   1. Go to http://www.ipsa.org/
   2. Login from the upper right corner of the site using your email address and password (if you forget your password, you can request a new one in the login box).
   3. When logged in, a new horizontal menu we call the “My IPSA” menu will appear directly under the site header. Go to “IPSR Online” to open the member's page, which gives you access to IPSR Sage archives and pages without having to enter another password.

We hope you make the most of this new and user-friendly means of accessing your very own journal!

“Post News on the Website” Contest Winner

Last month, we launched a contest titled “Post News on the Website.” As promised, a name was drawn from among all of those who posted news items. Our winner is Sylvia Tiryaki of the Istanbul Kultur University in Turkey. Ms. Tiryaki has been awarded a free IPSA membership for her posting on her book Cyprus: A European Anomaly. Congratulations, Sylvia!

We encourage each and every IPSA member to discover the new options offered by the revamped online profile.

  • IPSA 2011 Membership Campaign

With a new website and more services to members than ever, IPSA has proudly launched its 2011 membership renewal campaign. We invite you to renew your membership or join our great organization.

IPSA members enjoy numerous benefits. To see them, visit http://www.ipsa.org/membership/individual

  • Submit an Article to IPSR and Read the Journal

First published in 1980, the INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW (IPSR) is a major international journal committed to publishing material that makes a significant contribution to international political science. It meets the need to study political phenomena in the context of increased international interdependence and global change.

IPSR welcomes work by scholars focusing on controversial themes, developing innovative concepts and methodologies of political analysis, and venturing beyond the scope of a single culture.

The editors of IPSR, Yvonne Galligan and Mark Kesselman, invite you to submit an article by visiting http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ipsr.

  • Political Science News

A Survey of Religiosity Around the World - News from the International Social Survey Programme

Religion and the diversity of religious behaviour throughout the world represent a subject of considerable discussion nowadays; yet the  empirical foundation is dispersed at best, even anecdotal. The mission of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is to create a sound empirical basis for scientific research on societal developments at the international level. In 2008 and 2009, an ISSP survey was conducted in 40 countries around the world to address the topic of religious behaviour.

The full release of ISSP 2008 on Religion III (v2.0.0) is now available. It covers no less than 40 countries worldwide. This marks the third round of the ISSP Religion module (previously fielded in 1991 and 1998).

The 2008 questionnaire covered the following topics:

   1. Impact of religion on socio-political attitudes and behaviours
   2. Religious change
   3. Religious tolerance and extremism
   4. Non-Western religious traditions

Online documentation and data (in SPSS, SAS or Stata format) may be downloaded free of charge via the GESIS ZACAT analysis database at:


For further on the ISSP, please visit www.issp.org.

International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) - Call for Candidates 2011-2012

IAPSS ExCom 2010/2011 is pleased to present a call for candidates for:

- the Executive Committee (ExCom) 2011/2012

Chairperson - 1 position
Secretary General - 1 position
Treasurer - 1 position
Vice-Chair - 3 positions
External members - 4 positions

-Premium Association Member - Organizer of the AC/GA 2012 - 2011 association

-Supervisory Committee (SupCom) 2011/2012 - 3 positions
-Disciplinary Commission (DisCom) 2011/2012 - 3 positions
-POLITIKON Editorial Board (EB) 2011/2012 - 4 positions

Interested persons are invited to:

* Write us at candidature@iapss.org to explain their intentions.
* Send us their CV, a letter of intent and a letter of recommendation from their university and association by no later than March 30, 2011.
* Present themselves and their position at the General Assembly in Lisbon.
* Forward a video presentation of themselves and their positions, if they are unable to attend the General Assembly.

Further details are available in the following documents:

- Call for Candidatures http://iapss.org/candidatures/CallForCandidatures.doc
- Slovenia in Brief http://iapss.org/candidatures/SloveniaInBrief.pdf
- IAPSS Presentation http://iapss.org/candidatures/IAPSSPRESENTATION.ppt

Please do not hesitate to contact IAPSS ExCom 2010/2011 at info@iapss.org or at +386 1 580 5388. We will be more than glad to offer support and answer any questions you might have.

  • SAGE Open Now Accepting Manuscripts - Prepare Yours Today!

SAGE Open, the new open-access publication, has received more than 200 submissions since its launch on January 1, with new articles being submitted daily. Be a part of this groundbreaking publication and prepare your manuscript today.

SAGE Open publishes original, peer-reviewed research and review articles in an interactive, open-access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of social and behavioural sciences and the humanities. Further details, including manuscript submission guidelines, are available at  www.sageopen.com.

Summaries/Session Recordings of 2011 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference

The eighth annual APSA Teaching and Learning Conference was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from February 11 to 13, 2011. Track summaries of the 2011 Teaching and Learning Conference will be available in the July 2011 edition of PS: Political Science and Politics. For details on the 2011 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference or to view recordings of the plenary sessions and select tracks, please visit www.apsanet.org/teachingconference.

Conference participants attended one of 13 moderated working groups organized around various themes, including civic engagement, diversity, inclusiveness and equality, the integration of technology into the classroom, and program assessment. Click here for a list of sessions and recordings.

  • Job, Fellowship & Internship Offers

Miscellaneous Positions in the United States and the United Kingdom

IPSA invites you to consult the website below for various positions in the United States and the United Kingdom.

United States: http://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/search.cfm?JobCat=90

United Kingdom: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobs/social-sciences-and-social-care

  • Job and Internship Opportunities in Europe

As part of their Grad Jobs Campaign, European Movement Ireland members have been posting job vacancies and internship opportunities on their Facebook page, through their Twitter account and via emails forwarded to college career offices throughout Ireland.

All too often, graduates are simply not aware of the opportunities available to develop their careers in Europe. Positions in Brussels are not restricted to graduates with a degree in politics, and there are opportunities in almost every field of interest and study – opportunities that, for the most part, are not restricted to Irish citizens.

A full list of these vacancies will be posted on their new Jobs and Internships in Europe page at http://www.europeanmovement.ie/index.php?id=13091.

  • Others

Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies
Limerick, Ireland

3 Graduate and Post-Graduate Assistantships
Zurich, Switzerland

PhD Scholarships in International Studies
Trento, Italy

Irish Political Studies Vacancies: Two Editors

Associate Professor in Sociology of Public Administration
Lausanne, Switzerland

15 Doctoral Fellowships
Mannheim, United Kingdom

Assistant Professor in Public Administration
Singapore, Singapore

Assistant/Associate Professor in Intelligence Studies
Fayetteville, United States

Internship programme for young professionals in Federalism
Granges-Paccot, Switzerland

PhD Studentship
Leicester, United Kingdom

PG Certificate and MSc in Global Health Policy (by Distance Learning)
London, United Kingdom

  • Books by Members

 Liberal Democracy and Peace in South Africa: The Pursuit of Freedom as Dignity.  Edited by Pierre du Toit , Hennie Kotzé More information ...

Le destin américain du Québec. Américanité, américanisation et anti-américanisme.  Edited by Guy Lachapelle More information ...

L'analyse des politiques publiques.  Edited by  Stéphane Paquin, Luc Bernier, Guy Lachapelle More information ...


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Deadline: 31 March, 20111

SDAW/Foundation German-American Academic Relations - Call for Proposals 2011
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Frank J. Goodnow Award
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