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International Political Science Review (IPSR) - Volume 38, Number 1, January 2017

In this issue:

Vale Jean Laponce 1925–2016
Theresa Reidy and Marian Sawer
The perils of semi-presidentialism: Confidence in political institutions in contemporary democracies
Yüksel Alper Ecevit and Ekrem Karakoç
Do campaigns matter outside the United States? Equilibrium and enlightenment in Korean presidential elections
Jeonghun Min and Paul-Henri Gurian
Presidential survival in South America: Rethinking the role of democracy
Christopher A Martínez
Power calculations and political decentralisation in African post-conflict states
Lovise Aalen and Ragnhild Louise Muriaas
Why do states change positions in the United Nations General Assembly?
Samuel Brazys and Diana Panke
Paying attention and the incumbency effect: Voting behavior in the 2014 Toronto Municipal Election
Aaron A Moore, R Michael McGregor and Laura B Stephenson

Justifying the constitutional regulation of political parties: A framework for analysis
Gabriela Borz
From polarisation to pluralisation: A deliberative approach to illiberal cultures
Selen A Ercan
Regional party networks and the limits of democratic norm diffusion in Southeast Asia
Dirk Tomsa

Possible Merger of the ICSU and the ISSC

The International Council for Science (ICSU) and International Social Science Council (ISSC) announced the full list of members of the Strategy Working Group (SWG) and Transition Task Force (TTF) that will develop modalities for a possible merger of the two councils.

Following an in-principle vote in favour of a merger by members of ISSC and ICSU at a joint meeting in October 2016, the two organizations’ members mandated the TTF to develop a proposed structure and governance arrangements for the future organization resulting from a possible merger. ICSU and ISSC members further agreed to develop the SWG in order to prepare a high-level strategy for the new organization.

For more information on the ISSC website, please click here