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The Call for Papers for the 2016 Istanbul World Congress Now Open!/L'appel à communications pour le Congrès mondial d'Istanbul 2016 maintenant en cours!

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The Call for Papers for the 2016 Istanbul World Congress is now officially open!

Please take note that you can still submit a CLOSED panel proposal.

Here are the important deadlines:

  • Deadline to submit an closed panel: 7 OCT 2015
  • Deadline for paper submission: 7 OCT 2015

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

For more information, please visit the WC2016 website




L'appel à communications pour le Congrès mondial d'Istanbul 2016 est désormais en cours!

Veuillez noter qu'il est encore temps de soumettre une proposition de panel FERMÉ.

Voici les dates importantes à retenir:

  • Date limite pour soumettre un panel fermé: 7 octobre 2015
  • Date limite pour soumettre une communication: 7 octobre 2015

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

Pour plus d'informations, visitez le site web du WC2016



IPSA at the next ECPR General Conference in Montreal - August 26th to 29th, 2015

From August 26th to 29th, the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) will hold its next General Conference in Montréal, Canada, their first ever event held outside of Europe! For the occasion, the International Political Science Association will be present in order to meet with the expected 2 500 attendees and promote its recent activities and the 2016 Istanbul World Congress.

First and foremost, IPSA secured a booth in the exhibition hall, as well as an advert in the printed program. Sarah Veilleux-Poulin, Financing and Communication Manager, will be present to greet attendees and answer their questions.

A cocktail reception for the launch of the book "Political Parties and the Digital Age", edited by Philippe J. Maarek and Secretary General Guy Lachapelle, will take place at the IPSA booth on Friday August 28th, 2015 at 4PM. Particicipants are welcome in joining the authors, as well as the IPSA and De Gruyter respective staff, for some refreshments and light snacks.

Secretary General Guy Lachapelle will also take part in a featured roundtable sponsored by the American Political Science Association (APSA). Titled "Political Science in the 21st Century", the session, completed by Rudy Andeweg (Universiteit Leiden) and Rachel Laforest (Queen's University, Canada), will address "the challenges and opportunities facing political science around the world and strategies to promote more member engagement and responsiveness to current trends to higher education and public policy". The roundtable is scheduled on Saturday August 30th at 11AM.

IPSA also sponsored a featured panel, coordinated by Anne Mévellec and chaired by Executive Committee member Linda Cardinal, titled "The Paradoxes of Language Institutionalization at the Local Level". The panels aims to "explore the relationships between the State and local institutions", with regards to language policies and the alignment between national and local language regimes. The panel is scheduled on Friday August 28th at 5:50 PM.

IPSA is happy to be part of the ECPR General Conference, which consolidate its reciprocal collaboration with ECPR. We wish them the best of luck for this conference in beautiful Montréal!

See you there!


Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize Winner in Economics, Confirmed as Plenary Speaker at WC2016/Joseph E. Stiglitz, Prix Nobel d'économie 2001, confirmé à titre de conférencier plénier au WC2016

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IPSA is proud to count Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, renowned economist and 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize Winner, as one of its prominent plenary speakers for its next World Congress of Political Science in Istanbul. The theme of Professor Stiglitz presentation is Inequality: A Problem of Politics in the 21st Century.

Joseph E. Stiglitz is a leading expert on the issue of inequality. Recently, he has been very vocal about the austerity measures imposed by the European Union regarding the controversial case of Greece, and is a frequent collaborator with The New York Times and The Guardian.


Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, the winner of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, and a lead author of the 1995 IPCC report, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton and chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank for 1997-2000. Stiglitz received the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded annually to the American economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the subject.