Events - Past IPSA World Congresses of Political Science

YearThemeVenue# of participants
1950

I World Congress

Zurich, Switzerland81
1952

II World Congress

Hague, Netherlands220
1955

III World Congress

Stockholm, Sweden275
1958

IV World Congress

Rome, Italy320
1961

V World Congress

Paris, France425
1964

VI World Congress

Geneva, Switzerland494
1967

VII World Congress

Brussels, Belgium745
1970

VIII World Congress

Munich, Germany894
1973

IX World Congress
Politics between economy and culture &
Key issues in international conflict and peace research

Montréal, Canada1,044
1976

X World Congress
Time, space and politics

Edinburgh, Scotland1,081
1979

XI World Congress
Peace, development, knowledge: contributions of political science

Moscow, Russia1,466
1982

XII World Congress
Society beyond the state in the 1980s.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil1,477
1985

XIII World Congress
The changing state and its interaction with national and international society.

Paris, France1,763
1988

XIV World Congress
Toward a global political science.

Washington DC, USA1,265
1991

XV World Congress
Centres and peripheries in contemporary politics: Interdependence and power asymmetries.

Buenos Aires, Argentina1,400
1994

XVI World Congress
Democratisation.

Berlin, Germany1,884
1997

XVII World Congress
Conflict and Order.

Seoul, South Korea1,470
2000

XVIII World Congress
World Capitalism, Governance and Community: toward a corporate millennium?

Quebec, Canada1,849
2003

XIX World Congress
Democracy, Tolerance, Justice.

Durban, South Africa1,011
2006

XX World Congress
Is Democracy working?

Fukuoka, Japan1,925
2009

XXI World Congress
Global Discontent? Dilemmas of Change.

Santiago, Chile2,389
2012

XXII World Congress
Reshaping Power, Shifting Boundaries.

Madrid, Spain3,081
2014

XXIII World Congress
Challenges of Contemporary Governance

Montréal, Canada2,323
2016

XXIV World Congress
Politics in a World of Inequality

Istanbul, Turkey-
2018

XXV World Congress
TBD

Brisbane, Australia-