July-August 2011 Newsletter

Publicado el 27 de julio de 2011 a las 08h. y 19m. por Charo Llera en IPSA

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22nd World Congress of Political Science: Deadline for Abstracts Submissions!

The deadline for abstracts submissions for the IPSA World Congress of Political Science is coming up on October 7

Don’t miss this great opportunity to present your work to peers, learn from others, and meet political scientists from around the world. http://www.ipsa.org/events/congress/madrid2012/submit-abstractpaper-proposal

Our system is easy to use. First, create your free IPSA website account if you are not an IPSA member. Once you’ve done this, you may submit abstracts.

Conference details are available at http://www.ipsa.org/events/congress/madrid2012/congress-theme

International Encyclopedia of Political Science. Coming in September!

Eight Volume Set
Published in association with IPSA

Edited by
Bertrand Badie Paris Institute of Political Studies, France
Dirk Berg-Schlosser Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Leonardo Morlino LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy

With entries from leading international scholars from around the world, the International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing its theoretical foundations and including empirical findings from across the globe. The eight volumes examine all the main subdisciplines of political science and include coverage of comparative politics, epistemology, political economy, political sociology, and international relations. The encyclopedia also provides approximately 80 entries on the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods in political science.

The process of democratization will remain a vital topic during the 21st century, and the encyclopedia contains extensive coverage of the evolution of democracy as well as other political systems. Readers will find theoretical and empirical background on other important issues such as global security, the relationship between religion and the state, and political issues related to gender and race/ethnicity.
September 2011 • 3536 pages
Print: 978-1-4129-5963-6 • $1095/£700
Special Introductory Price: $990/£600
(Print only; expires 30 November 2011)
Electronic: 978-1-4129-9416-3 (contact librarysales@sagepub.com for pricing)

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Winners of the First Meisel-Laponce Award Announced

In consultation with IPSR’s newly revamped Editorial Board, the editors have selected the recipient of the first Meisel-Laponce Award. The award recognizes the best article published in IPSR since IPSA’s 2009 World Congress.

The winners are Jørgen Møller and Svend-Erik Skaaning for their article, “Beyond the Radial Delusion: Conceptualizing and Measuring Democracy and Non-democracy” 31:3 (2010). We congratulate Professors Møller and Skaaning for considerably advancing our understanding of democratic theory and practice.

The winning article is available on the IPSR home page (http://ips.sagepub.com), as are the five other articles nominated by the editors. The award will be presented at IPSA’s next World Congress in Madrid in July 2012.

Jørgen Møller holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2007), and he is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. His research interests include conceptualization of democracy, post-communist political change, comparative historical analysis of democratization and state formation, and qualitative methodology.

Svend-Erik Skaaning holds a PhD from the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University (2007), where he is currently associate professor. His research interests include the conceptualization and measurement of democracy, civil liberties and the rule of law, political regime change, state capacity, and comparative methodology.

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 more 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.
World Political Science - Call for Editorial Team Proposals


On November 1, 2011, Michael Howlett, Andrea Migone and M. Ramesh will complete their mandate as World Political Science editors. World Political Science publishes prize-winning articles nominated by political science associations around the world and translated into English. Published by Berkeley Electronic Press for the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the journal is in its seventh year of publication. As an agenda-setting journal, World Political Science provides a bridge to the highest quality political science produced outside the English-speaking world. IPSA is actively seeking applicants for a new WPS editorial team, to be composed of three to five political scientists holding a position at a college or university anywhere in the world. The editorial team will be required to fulfil a three-year mandate, with a possible renewal for a second three-year term. Further information on the journal (under its former name) is available at http://www.bepress.com/wpsr/.

For more details

Deadline for submissions

All editorial team proposals should reach Marian Sawer, chair of the search committee, by August 15, 2011.

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
Wyn Grant's Valedictory Lecture (University of Warwick - May 2011)

Wyn Grant's valedictory lecture in May 2011 set the stage for his retirement from the University of Warwick in September 2011 after forty years as a teacher and researcher.

IPSA would like to congratulate Dr. Grant on his long and illustrious career – one which is by no means over, as Wyn Grant remains very active in the field. Among his ongoing activities, Dr. Grant will serve as Program Chair of the next World Congress of Political Science, which will be held in Madrid in July 2012.

Launch of the International Political Education Database

IPED is a bibliographic database of journal articles from various fields, including teaching and learning in politics, international relations, and public administration. Its aim is to raise the profile of teaching and learning publications and promote further research and scholarly debate.

PIED includes more than 800 citations and sections covering the following areas: active learning; critical thinking; E-learning; experiential learning; films and novels; gender; large-group teaching; problem-based learning; race and ethnicity; research methods; service learning, placement learning and internships; simulations; small-group teaching; and surveys of teaching and learning practices. Also featured is a section on research published by authors at institutions in the UK and Ireland, with more than 100 articles posted.

IPED is hosted on the website of the UK Political Studies Association’s Teaching and Learning Group at

Launch of IO BIO Project: The Biographical Dictionary of Secretaries-General of International Organizations

IO BIO is seeking participants.

The IO BIO Project is designed to create a biographical dictionary featuring short bios of Secretaries-General (SGs) or other senior executives with International Organizations (IOs). Given the limited biographical literature on SGs, what we have is an incomplete picture of the various individuals who’ve held similar positions or of the relationships between them. The IO BIO Project will provide short biographies of individual SGs and will be designed to let users link across individual entries to create broader prosopographies of SG groups (descriptions and analyses of social and professional connections among these individuals). Ranging from one and eight book pages in length (depending of the level of importance, with three planned category levels), these biographies will present an accurate and coherent description of the lives of the individuals cited. To date, the project has been restricted to deceased SGs of intergovernmental organizations, focusing on SGs who have made their mark, for reasons good, bad or even unusual.

Further details are available at http://www.ru.nl/fm/reinalda (select IO BIO link), including information on the initial SG database covering 130 organizations, a list of entries, a model biography, writing instructions, and an invitation to join the IO BIO Project paper explaining the planned organizational setup.
In the project’s initial phase, we are looking for experts interested in drafting an entry in the biographical dictionary, as well as editors and people willing to support the IO BIO Project by contributing comments and ideas.

For further information, please contact us at iobio@fm.ru.nl.

Bob Reinalda, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Kent Kille, The College of Wooster, USA


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