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The International Political Science Association (IPSA) is currently in the process of renewing individual memberships for the year 2015. We would like to invite you to explore the possibilities and services that an IPSA membership can offer you and to consider becoming a member for 2015 as of today. Your contribution is crucial to furthering our mission to promote the advancement of political science throughout the world.

The IPSA membership benefit package now includes more services than ever:


  • Subscription to the electronic version (archives included) to International Political Science Review (IPSR) (five per year) via the Sage Publications’ website, plus a free optional print version.
  • Subscription to the electronic version (archives included) of our brand new World Political Science Review (WPSR) via the De Gruyter's website, plus an optional print version (two per year) at a reduced price.
  • Subscription to Participation, IPSA's bulletin.
  • Receive the monthly E-Newsletter.
  • Access to the IPSA Portal of Political Science (search engine with website reviews).
  • Optional subscription to International Political Science Abstracts at a reduced price (50%). Subscriptions include all six issues published during the calendar year.

Research services

  • Join a community numbering thousands of political scientists worldwide by collaborating and/or working with one of 49 IPSA Research Committees.


  • Participate in IPSA exclusive events around the world.
  • Opportunities to compete for IPSA awards and mobility grants for the World Congress of Political Science.

Web services

  • Post your CV or resume in a personalized profile page available to the members in the Members Directory and to the media in the Specialist Registry.
  • Access the online Members Directory, ideal for contacting colleagues around the world and a major source of invitations to professional opportunities.
  • Promote your books, events, call for papers, job posting, awards and more on the IPSA website, its E-Newsletter and its social media pages (Facebook and Twitter).

Publisher's Discount

  • Enjoy an IPSA members’ discount on subscriptions to Journal of Power.
  • Benefit from a 20% discount on all Oxford University Press titles in the areas of politics and international relations.
  • Benefit from a 25% discount on all Sage Press titles.


IPSA has an online system to facilitate membership.

For quick access to IPSA membership:

        Go to http://www.ipsa.org/membership/individual/become-a-member/login

L'AISP, fière de s'associer au cycle de conférences "Les défis du pluralisme"

L'Assocation internationale de science politique est fière de collaborer avec le département de science politique de l'Université de Montréal, Daniela Heimpel et Saaz Taher, pour l'organisation du cycle de conférences (en français) sur "Les défis du pluralisme".

Dès le 9 octobre, plusieurs conférences en philosophie politique traiteront des défis spécifiques aux sociétés pluralistes et mettront en scène des intervenants de tous les milieux, dont Michel Seymour et Janie Pélabay, membres de l'AISP.

Pour vous inscrire à la cérémonie d'ouverture, qui comprendra des interventions de Gérard Bouchard (Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les imaginaires collectifs, Université du Québéc à Chicoutimi) et Charles Taylor (Professeur de philosophie, Université McGill), signataires du rapport Bouchard-Taylor, veuillez vous rendre à l'adresse suivante: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ceremonie-douverture-multiculturalisme-et-in...

Pour plus d'informations sur l'événement, voir la page Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyclepluralisme/info



IPSA Summer School - Ankara 2014

The 2nd IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods was held at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, from August 18 to 29, 2013. The school is the only one of its kind to be offered in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, and Eurasia.

The Summer School is jointly organized by IPSA and the METU Graduate School of Social Sciences. A total of 34 students chose between six courses on a wide variety of social science research methods:

• Case Study Research Methods (Prof. Dr. Markus Haverland, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Prof. Dr.  Joachim Blatter, University of Luzern)

• Comparative Research Designs and Comparative Methods (Prof. Dr. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps University Marburg, Germany)

• Introduction to Text and Content Analysis Techniques (Prof. Dr. Matthias R. Hastall, TU Dortmund University, Germany)

• Multiple Regression and Generalized Linear Modelling (GLM) (Dr. Federico Vegetti, Central European University Budapest)

• Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis (Prof. Dr. Bruno Cautrès, Sciences Po, Paris)

• Interviews and Focus Groups (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayça Ergun, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)

In addition to attending regular class meetings in the morning and lab sessions or practice hours in the afternoon, participants were invited to attend lunch-hour sessions and afternoon talks on preparing research proposals and publishing as well as special topics prepared by the instructors.

The IPSA-METU Summer School gave students a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of social science research methods under leading experts in the field as well as build academic networks across the region. The school attracted a mixed crowd from different regions, a testament to the need for training in research methodologies across the globe. The school has pioneered this vision in the region, and the hope is that this approach will continue to bear fruit for years to come.

Ankara 2014