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IPSA's Secretariat Welcomed Delegates from the Party History Center of China / Le Secrétariat de l'AISP a accueilli des délégués du Party History Center of China

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On November 24th, the International Political Science Association welcomed a delegation from the Party History Center of China, whose visit was organized by the Canada China Economic and Culture Center (CECC) based in Beijing.

The visit's aim was to increase the 23 delegates' knowledge of IPSA, as well as informing them on the function of Canada's political system and parties. Prof. John E. Trent, past IPSA Secretary-General, as well as Prof. Guy Lachapelle, current IPSA Secretary General, both gave a short presentation on the role of Canadian political institutions, and provided a brief historical introduction of the political parties in Canada.

Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University, gave the concluding remarks and offered a short description of Concordia University and its international programs, as well as thanking our distinguished guests for their presence.


Le 24 novembre dernier, l’Association internationale de science politique a reçu la visite d’une délégation du Party History Center of China, dont la visite fût organisée par le Canada China Economic and Cultural Centre (CCECC) basé à Beijing.

La présence des 23 délégués visait à faire connaître l’AISP aux représentants chinois, en plus de leur donner des informations, à leur demande, sur le fonctionnement des partis et du système politiques canadien. Prof. John E. Trent, ancien secrétaire général de l’AISP, de même que Prof. Guy Lachapelle, présent secrétaire général de l’AISP, ont tous deux offert une présentation sur le rôle des institutions politiques canadiennes, en plus de faire un survol de l’historique des partis au Canada.

Pour conclure, le recteur et vice-chancelier de l’Université Concordia, Alan Shepard, a proposé une courte présentation de l’Université Concordia et de ses programmes internationaux, en plus de remercier les invités de leur présence.


2015 MENA Workshops - Call for Leadership Proposals

APSA is currently accepting proposals from political scientists interested in serving as co-leaders for the 2015 MENA Workshops program. Submissions must come from a team of two scholars based at universities in the MENA region and two in the US or Europe. Those applying to be co-leaders should propose the workshop theme, locations, and regional host partners. The application deadline is December 14, 2014.

Funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, APSA's MENA Workshops program is a multi-year effort to enhance scholarly capacity and regional networking among early-career scholars in the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Each program consists of two separate one-week workshops attended by approximately twenty competitively-selected PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers from across the MENA region, plus several others from the United States and Europe. Previous workshops have been held at the American University in Cairo (AUC), the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, the Center for Maghreb Studies in Tunis (CEMAT), and Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut. 

The MENA Workshops are great way to network with young faculty and generate research on a specific theme of interest. Workshop leaders serve as academic directors of the project and are responsible for all substantive content. A modest honorarium will be provided and related expenses (meals, transportation, lodging, incidentals) will be covered. Workshop administration and logistics will be led by APSA staff in conjunction with local partners. 

For application instructions and additional information check out the project website (www.apsanet.org/menaworkshops) or contact menaworkshops@apsanet.org.


About the workshops

Generously funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York through 2016, APSA's MENA Workshop program is a multi-year collaboration with early-career political science faculty in the Arab Middle East and North Africa to enhance regional scholarly capacity and networks.

Working with regional host universities, APSA organizes a program of week-long workshops that bring together approximately 22 regionally-based and 4 American/European scholars for training in basic research skills and to foster regional and international collaboration. Each workshop is dedicated to a substantive issue in political science, with a unique program of lectures, discussions, topical presentations and debates, guest speakers, peer review sessions, professional development seminars, and local field trips. Throughout the workshop program, participants present and refine manuscripts for publication and build professional connections with other scholars. 


The program is open to PhD candidates and early-career faculty from universities and/or research institutions across the Arab Middle East and North Africa region, defined as Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, the Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. A limited number of American and European applicants are accepted.

Steering Committee and Staff

The MENA Workshops program is managed by APSA's department of International Programs, with support and guidance from the MENA Project Steering Committee.   

APSA Staff:

- Betsy Super, Director of International Programs
- Andrew Stinson, International Workshops Manager

- Ahmed Morsy, Consultant

2012-2014 MENA Project Steering Committee:

- Mustapha Al-Sayyid, Cairo University
- Lisa Anderson, American University in Cairo (chair)
- Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley
- Nancy Bermeo, Oxford University
- Joseph Jabbra, Lebanese American University
- Amaney Jamal, Princeton University
- Steven Rathgeb Smith, APSA Executive Director

Contact Us

For more information regarding the APSA MENA Workshops, please contact Ahmed Morsy at menaworkshops@apsanet.org.



IPSA’s first issue of World Political Science Review is now available/La première version imprimée de World Political Science Review sous la direction de l’AISP maintenant disponible

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IPSA edited its first issue of World Political Science Review. The online content is free for all individual IPSA members by logging into their account, and is also available for purchase on the De Gruyter website.

Copies will soon be sent to members who have opted in to receive the printed issues.

About World Political Science Review (to be renamed World Political Science in January 2015)

ISSN 2194-6248, e-ISSN 1935-6226

The World Political Science Review (WPSR) is a journal co-owned by the International Political Science Association and published by De Gruyter. It publishes translations of prize-winning articles nominated by prominent national political science associations and journals around the world. Scholars in a field as international as political science need to know about important political research produced outside the English-speaking world. WPSR gathers together and translates an ever-increasing number of countries' best political science articles, bridging the language barriers that have made this cutting-edge research inaccessible up to now.

Articles in the World Political Science Review cover a wide range of subjects of interest to readers concerned with the systematic analysis of political issues facing national, sub-national and international governments and societies. Fields include Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Sociology, Political Theory, Political Economy, and Public Administration and Policy. Anyone interested in the central issues of the day, whether they are students, policy makers, or other citizens, will benefit from greater familiarity with debates about the nature and solutions to social, economic and political problems carried on in non-English language forums.

World Political Science Review is published by De Gruyter. For more information regarding the content of past issues, please visit their website.


  • Prof. Vladimíra Dvořáková
  • Prof. Mikhail Ilyin
  • Prof. Guy Lachapelle

Table of content (Volume 11, no 2)

Party System Institutionalization: The Cases of Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany
Castaldo, Antonino
Page 187

E-Government and Corruption: A Cross-Country Survey
Choi, Jin-Wook
Page 217

The Formation of the Japan-ROK Security Relationship: The Response to the “Security Crisis” of 1968 under the Divided System of the Korean Peninsular and “Security Economic Cooperation”
Choi, Kyungwon
Page 237

Toward a Better Fiscal Governance?
Damonte, Alessia
Page 261

Towards a Political Theory of the Market Economy
Nullmeier, Frank
Page 281

Political and Economic Effects on Greenhouse Gas Emissions – a Quantitative Study
Lægreid, Ole Martin
Page 313

A Special Majority Cabinet? Supported Minority Governance and Parliamentary Behavior in the Netherlands
Otjes, Simon / Louwerse, Tom
Page 343

Negative and Personalized Campaign Rhetoric: Party Communication and Media Coverage of Danish Parliamentary Elections 1994–2011
Elmelund-Præstekær, Christian / Mølgaard-Svensson, Helle
Page 365

Liberal and Radical Democracies: The Swiss Cantons Compared
Bühlmann, Marc / Vatter, Adrian / Dlabac, Oliver / Schaub, Hans-Peter
Page 385


L’AISP est fière d’annoncer la publication de sa première édition de World Political Science Review. Le contenu en ligne de la revue est offert gratuitement à tous les membres individuels de l’AISP, par le biais de leur compte AISP. La revue est également disponible pour achat sur le site de De Gruyter.

Des copies seront envoyées à tous les membres de l’AISP qui en ont fait la requête lors du renouvellement de leur abonnement.