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The Call for Submissions for the World Congress 2016 is now OPEN!/L'appel à contributions pour le prochain Congrès mondial 2016 est désormais EN COURS!

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The Call for Submissions for the 24th World Congress of Political Science is now open!

Please note that the Call for Papers will open on August 7, 2015. Currently, paper proposals may be submitted to closed panels only, by invitation from the panel convenor.

Here are the important deadlines:

  • Deadline to submit a open panel: 8 JUL 2015
  • 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 contributions pour le 24e Congrès mondial de science politique est maintenant en cours!

Veuillez prendre noter que l'appel à soumission de communications sera ouvert à partir du 7 août 2015. Présentement, seules les communications liées à des panels fermés pourront être soumises, sur invitation de l'organisateur du panel.

Voici les dates importantes à garder en tête:

  • Date limite pour soumettre un panel ouvert: 8 juillet 2015
  • 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, visiter le site web du WC2016


IPSA Summer School - Ankara 2015

The 3rd IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will be held in the Middle East Technical University (METU) between August 17-28, 2015. A cooperative partnership between IPSA and the METU, the organization expects to welcome the highest participants in number in comparison the previous events. 

The IPSA-METU Summer School provides 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 neighbouring regions. The school has pioneered this vision in the region, and the hope is that this approach will continue to bear fruit this year as well. 

The IPSA-METU Summer School with its highly experienced staff welcomes all PhD students, early-careers academics, and professionals working in relevant fields to explore the different methodologies in August, 2015. 

This year’s Summer School offers five courses on quantitative and qualitative methods and welcomes graduate students, early career academics and professionals interested in receiving theoretical and practical training in these methods. Due to the rigorous training and full time schedules of these courses the Summer School participants will choose and register to one of these four courses which will be given over a period of two weeks in week days, allowing participants to attend both lectures and practical sessions. The schedule will also include one-on-one sessions in the form of office hours providing the students a chance to review their individual projects with the instructors. Detailed course descriptions as well as short biographies of the instructors can be found in these pages. Additionally, talks will be organized where participants can participate and learn more from the instructors. There will also be sessions included for career development such as “How to Write a Research Proposal” and “How to publish”.

Course list:

For detailed information, schedule, prices and accommodation opportunities see http://ipsa.sbe.metu.edu.tr/

Also see the brochure here (pdf, 216kb).

IPSA 118th EC Meeting in Istanbul

The Executive Committee members of IPSA were brought together for its latest meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 9th and 10th. The objective of the Executive Committee meetings is to see where IPSA, its members and its Secretariat stand on numerous issues and projects. For example, upon a request from the editors, it was decided that the next volume of the International Political Science Review (IPSR) will increase its volume by 20%, from 120 pages per issue to 144 pages.

The Executive Committee meetings are an occasion to discuss the IPSA upcoming events, publications and share inputs. The dates and location of the next meeting is to be determined.