International Political Science Association

The 2007 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science Goes to Professor Theda Skocpol The Skytte Foundation at Sweden’s Uppsala University has awarded the 2007 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science to Professor Theda Skocpol of Harvard University. Professor Skocpol captures the prize—among the most prestigious in the discipline—for her “visionary analysis of the significance of the state for revolutions, welfare and political trust, pursued with theoretical depth and empirical evidence.” This year’s prize is 500,000 Swedish Crowns, approximately US$70,000. For more information, please contact Professor Leif Lewin. 10th IAPSS Annual Conference & General Assembly The International Association for Political Science Students is staging a gala to mark its 10th anniversary. The event takes place during the Annual Conference and General Assembly, which will be held at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands from May 14 to 18, 2007. The theme of the conference is “Globalizing Citizenship.” More information: The First Issue of the Brazilian Political Science Review is Launched The Brazilian Political Science Association (ABCP) is pleased to announce the launch of the Brazilian Political Science Review (, an electronic journal of political science and international relations published in English twice a year. More information: IPSA Executive Committee Meeting The Executive Committee Meeting was held in Bath during the Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of the UK from April 10 to 13, 2007. Among the topics headlining the agenda was the planning of the upcoming IPSA World Congress in Santiago from July 12 to 16, 2009. For more information on the EC: Call for Papers at the International Conference on "Political participation and its challenges: territories, collective action and modes" This conference is organized by the UNESCO Chair on Urban Politics and Citizenship, the Graduate School of Public Works and the UMR CNRS 5600. Persons intent on taking part in a workshop are asked to send a title and abstract (maximum one page in French or English) as well as their affiliation, status (doctoral student, lecturer and researcher, researcher) and email address to Deadline for proposals: May 30, 2007 More information: 2007 Guy Mhone Memorial Conference on Development: Public Sector Reforms in Africa: Retrospect and Prospect The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is accepting abstracts and proposals for paper presentations at its international conference on the theme of Public Sector Reforms in Africa: Retrospect and Prospect. The conference reflects the Council’s commitment to promote a critical re-thinking of all facets of socio-economic development in Africa; it is also meant to honour the memory of the late Professor Guy Mhone, one of the continent’s most distinguished development thinkers and a former member of the CODESRIA Executive Committee. The conference will be held in the Malawian university town of Zomba from August 22 to 24, 2007. More information: or