The IPSA Committee on Research and Training will stage two small conferences in the near future, one on research methods in political science, and a second on the teaching of political science.
The first, under the theme “Methods in Political Science: A Rainbow of Challenges,” will be held at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, on September 17 and 18, 2015.
This conference will draw attention to the diversity and richness of methods used in all fields of political science. IPSA’s 50 research committees (RCs) speak to this impressive diversity. In one research committee alone, members can use a range of methods, regardless of subject or research field, and including traditional and new methods alike. This diversity is also on full display at IPSA World Congress events, which was again the case last summer in Montreal. Methods used in papers and presentations stem from various methodological traditions and paradigms, and the conference attests to this diversity.
The conference is supported by RC01 (Concepts and Methods), RC29 (Psycho-politics), RC06 (Political Sociology), RC21 (Political Socialization and Education), and RC22 (Political Communication), as well as the two Belgian political science associations: the Association belge francophone de science politique (ABSP), and the Vereniging voor Politieke Wetenschappen (VPW).
The conference hopes to attract some 80 scholars from around the world, from research committees as well as national associations.
Please send your abstract to Lieuwe Kalkhoven, Secretary General of RC21, at Lieuwe.firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for abstracts (250 words): March 1, 2015
For more information, please contact Prof. Christ’l De Landtsheer, the IPSA Research Committee Liaison Representative, at email@example.com
- Prof. Derek Beach, Aarhus University, Denmark (RC01, co-convenor of the ECPR Methods Schools, instructor at the IPSA-USB Summer School in Sao Paulo, Brazil - firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Prof. Christ’l De Landtsheer, University of Antwerp (RC21, IPSA RC Liaison Representative - email@example.com)