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Please note that the deadline to submit a closed panel and paper proposal for the World Congress 2016 has been EXTENDED.

**You have until October 14 to submit your closed panel or paper proposals**

Please take notice of the Instructions before submitting your panel proposal.




Veuillez noter que la date limite pour soumettre une proposition de panel fermé ou de communication pour le Congrès mondial 2016 a été REPORTÉE.

**La date limite pour la soumission de panel fermé et de communication est désormais le 14 octobre!**

Veuillez prendre acte des Instructions (en anglais seulement) avant de soumettre votre proposition de panel et de communication.



IPSA at the "Communication, Democracy and Digital Technology" Conference

On October 2 and 3, 2015, IPSA RC 10 (Electronic Democracy), RC 22 (Political Communications) and RC 34 (Quality of Democracy) staged a conference in Rovinj, Croatia, under the theme “Communication, Democracy and Digital Technology.”

The conference theme focused on the intersection between three strands of political science, each of which asks questions of vital importance to the well-being of global democracy. These questions revolved around measures, standards and analyses of the quality of democracy, the role of political communications in promoting democracy, and the extent to which information and communications technologies can contribute to a richer, interactive and co-created politics. Without introducing normative ontologies into the discussion, the conference looked at how communicative acts, particularly those that use digital technologies, contribute positively or negatively to the quality of the democratic experience for citizens, and how they sustain active democracies.

To mark the occasion, IPSA Secretary General Guy Lachapelle delievered a keynote lecture under the theme "Do the Media Serve Democracy? The Changinfg Role of Journalists". The lecture was presented on October 2. 

Marianne Kneuer, IPSA Executive Committee Chair of the Committee on Research and Training and Vice-Chair of RC 34, also played a part in the conference by being a discussant at the panel "Cyber-Populism and Digital Direct Democracy: The Case of "Podemos".

IPSA would like to congratulate RC 10 and RC 22 for the conference and wish them the best of luck for next year's edition!

Introducing ‘Science International’


‘Science International’ is a new coalition of major international science bodies. Participating in the initiative are the International Council for Science, the International Social Science Council, The World Academy of Sciences and the InterAcademy Partnership.

Objectives of Science International

  • To consolidate a fragmented global science policymaking landscape, creating a single, recognised and authoritative global voice of policy for science.
  • To deepen strategic alignment amongst partner organizations and develop a platform to catalyse future high-impact initiatives.  
  • To tackle one issue of relevance to global science policy each year and to follow up on its recommendations over the following two to three years.