IPSA 25th Executive Committee (2018-2020)

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please find below the members of the 25th IPSA Executive Committee members elected on Wednesday, July 25th 2018.

Martin D'ALESSANDRO, Argentina
Yasmeen ABU-LABAN, Canada
Olivier NAY, France
Ferdinand MÜLLER-ROMMEL, Germany
Gujja Gopal REDDY, India
Simona PIATTONI, Italia
Yuko KASUYA, Japan
Eui Young KIM, Korea
Jesus A. RODRIGUEZ ALONSO, Mexico
Hilmar ROMMETVEDT, Norway
Arkadiusz ZUKOWSKI, Poland
Christopher ISIKE, South Africa
Pablo OÑATE, Spain
Hasret DIKICI BILGIN, Turkey
Umut KORKUT, United Kingdom
Rodney HERO, U.S.A.

To learn more about each EC member, please read below.


Dr. Yasmeen Abu-Laban

University of Alberta
Canadian Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Yasmeen Abu-Laban is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Her research interests centre on the Canadian and comparative dimensions of ethnic and gender politics; nationalism, globalization and processes of racialization; immigration policies and politics; surveillance and border control; human rights, and citizenship theory. Dr. Abu-Laban served as President of the Canadian Political Science Association/Association canadienne de science politique (CPSA/ACSP) in 2016-2017.  She also served as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in 2016-2018.  She sits on the editorial board of Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études ethniques au Canada, has given numerous invited presentations across Canada and internationally, and regularly speaks and works with Canadian government and community organizations. She has been a visiting scholar at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, as well as at Queen's University and University of Toronto. She was awarded a Killam Professorship in 2013 on the basis of “outstanding scholarship and teaching [and] a record of substantial contributions to the community.”  Dr. Abu-Laban chaired the CPSA/ACSP Diversity Task Force, which produced national reports dealing with the political science profession in Canada in 2010 and 2012.  She also chaired the committee producing the IPSA Gender and Diversity Monitoring Report, 2017.   Additionally, she facilitated the founding of the IPSA Research Committee on Migration and Citizenship (RC46) in 2018, and was an active member on the IPSA Membership and Participation Committee between 2016-2018.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

North America, Europe

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Comparative Politics
Canada
United States
North America
European Union
Middle East (Israel/Palestine)
Culture, Religion, Ethnicity and Politics
Race, Ethnicity and Politics
Citizenship Theory
Multiculturalism and Immigration
Surveillance and Human Rights
Gender and Politics
Intersectionality (Gender, Race, Class)
Gender and Nation
Gender and Globalization
Gender and Human Rights

Dr. Martín D'Alessandro

Universidad de Buenos Aires
Argentine Society of Political Analysis

Biography / Biographie:

Martín D’Alessandro is BA in Political Science (Universidad de Buenos Aires), MA in Research in Social Sciences (Universidad de Buenos Aires) and PhD in Social Sciences (Universidad de Buenos Aires). He es Professor of Political Science at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and has also teached graduate and undergraduate courses at Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina), Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Flacso (Argentina), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina) and Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina). He is a Researcher of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Conicet (Argentina) and of the Instituto de Investigaciones “Gino Germani”, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina). Currently, he is the editor of POSTData political science journal, and President of the Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Político, SAAP.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Latin America

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Political Communication
Political Campaigns
Political Advertising
Governance and Political Elites, Organizations and Parties
Political parties
Political leadership
Comparative Politics
Presidentialism
Presidents

Dr. Hasret Dikici Bilgin

Istanbul Bilgi University
Turkish Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Hasret Dikici Bilgin is Associate Professor of Political and Vice Chair of the Department of International Relations Science at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey since 2016. She was Assistant Professor of Political Science at Istanbul Okan University, Turkey from 2009 to 2016. She is currently the Secretary General of the Turkish Political Science Association. Her research and teaching interests are comparative political institutions with a specific focus on the pro-Islamist parties, as well as class and religion, elections in the Middle East, constitutional engineering and coalition politics.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Europe, Middle-East

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Comparative Politics
Political parties, elections in the Middle East, Islamist parties, political elite
Democratic Studies and Democratization
Elections, Electoral Systems
Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
authoritarian backslides, electoral authoritarianism

Prof. Rodney Hero

Arizona State University
American Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Rodney Hero is the Haas Chair in Diversity & Democracy, and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on American democracy and politics, especially as viewed through the analytical lenses of Latino Politics, Racial/Ethnic Politics, State & Urban Politics, and Federalism. His book, Latinos and the U.S. Political System: Two-tiered Pluralism, received the American Political Science Association's [APSA] 1993 Ralph J. Bunche Award. He also authored Faces of Inequality: Social Diversity in American Politics (selected for the APSA’s Woodrow Wilson Award in 1999), and Racial Diversity and Social Capital: Equality and Community in America (2007). He has also co-authored other books, including Black-Latino Relations in U.S. National Politics: Beyond Conflict or Cooperation. . He has also authored and co-authored a number of articles in scholarly journals, and chapters in edited books He was President of the American Political Science Association (2014-15), and served as President of the Midwest Political Science Association (2007-08) and President of the Western Political Science Association (1999-2000). He has also served on the editorial board of a number of major political science journals. He previously held faculty positions as Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame (2000-10), at the University of Colorado at Boulder (1989-2000)

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Western Europe, North America

Specializations / Spécialisations:

American Politics and Society
The consequences of Institutions for Racial/ethnic relations
Governance and Political Elites, Organizations and Parties
Race and Ethnicity, Immigration in the United States and Western Europe
Civil Society and Social Movements
Interest groups and public policy

Prof. Christopher Isike

University of Pretoria
South African Association of Political Studies

Biography / Biographie:

Christopher Isike, PhD is a Professor of African Politics and Development, Department Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa. An Africanist scholar by research standpoint, Prof Isike’s teaching and research interests revolve around the quality of women’s political representation in Africa, women and peace-building in Africa, African immigration to South Africa, human security, human factor development in Africa, African soft power politics and development dynamics. A C3 rated researcher by South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), Prof Isike has published scores of quality articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He consults for the UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government on gender equality and women empowerment issues in the province. In recognition of his work on gender equality in Africa, he was selected by the South African government to be part of a KwaZulu-Natal government delegation to Ethiopia on a study tour to explore its social transformation model in ending early childhood/forced marriages in 2013. In 2015, Prof Isike had a one year sabbatical stint as Senior Research Advisor at the Shell Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria where he was a programme monitoring and evaluation specialist in the External Relations Department of the company. He is the current Vice President of the South African Association of Political Science (SAAPS), an EXCO member of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and member of reputable international bodies such as the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), Resilience Peace, EPOS; Global conflict mediation and resolution network and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA). He is happily married to Dr Efe Isike and they have 3 beautiful children; Oghenevieze (10), Ogheneruonah (8) and Oghenemaro (6).

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Africa, Asia

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Gender and Politics
Gender relations in Africa
Women's political representation/participation
Women, conflict and peace-building
Masculinities, Gender based violence and HIV and AIDS


Development Studies
Human security in Africa;
Human Factor development;
Political change, Democracy and development in Africa;
Oil politics and development in Nigeria;
African immigration to South Africa
International Relations
Soft power politics in Africa;
Africa in the world;
China-Africa relations;
Africa's political economy

Prof. Yuko Kasuya

Keio University
Japanese Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Yuko Kasuya is a Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Law, Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Her research interests include democratization, democratic governance, political institutions, accountability and transparency. She is the author of Comparative Politics (in Japanese, Miverva Publishing, 2014) and Presidential Bandwagon: Parties and Party Systems in the Philippines (Keio University Press, 2008/Anvil, 2009). She has also edited Presidents, Assemblies, and Policy-Making in Asia (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013) and Politics of Change in the Philippines (co-edited with Nathan Quimpo, Anvil, 2010). Her articles can be found in Electoral Studies, The Pacific Affairs, and Party Politics. Kasuya holds a PhD in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, an MA in Development Studies from Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands), and a BA in Political Science from Keio University. Her research has been funded by the Abe fellowship, Fulbright scholarship, Rotary scholarship, and other sources. She was a visiting scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University April 2009 to March 2011.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

South-East Asia, Asia

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Democratic Studies and Democratization
regime change

Prof. Euiyoung Kim

Seoul National University
Korean Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Euiyoung Kim is Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University. He is also Director of Center for Social Sciences, SNU and Program on Democracy and Economic Development, SNU Asia Center. He is Presidentof 2018 Korean Political Science Association. Professor Kim was Visiting Research Fellow at the Sejong Institute and Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Dean of Office of International Affairs, Kyung Hee University. He was also Secretary General of World Civic Forum, a joint initiative of UN DESA and Kyung Hee University.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

East Asia

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Political Economy
Citizen Politics
Governance and Political Elites, Organizations and Parties
Associative Governance
Civil Society and Social Movements
Business Interest Association and Developmental State

Dr. Umut Korkut

Glasgow Caledonian University
Political Studies Association of the UK

Biography / Biographie:

Umut Korkut is Reader in International Politics at Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University. Previously, I was Research Fellow in the School for Politics and International Relations at the University College Dublin (2007-2010). I completed my DPhil (magna cum laude) at Central European University in Budapest in 2004. In 2009, I was awarded Associate Professorship by the Turkish Higher Education Council. Since 2007, I have carried professional service and international roles for Political Studies Association as convenor of Comparative European Politics Specialist Group. In 2016, I was appointed as a Trustee for the Executive Committee of PSA. For the academic year 2015-2016, I have been a visiting fellow of the Slavic-Eurasian Research Centre at Hokkaido University (http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/index-e.html) as part of a research group on interwar Eurasianism and Japan’s involvement in international politics.

I have an established research agenda, spanning a number of areas to which I apply discursive research tools. I have international and national reputation first in European politics, with specialisation in East European and Turkish politics; second in migration and forced migration with specialisation in East Mediterranean and Eastern Europe; and third in religion, gender and politics. In studies of these three fields, my research is quite distinctive in its use of different theories spanning from social representation theory, dialogical analysis, and comparative historical analysis to institutional analysis.

In 2018, I published new monograph entitled “Politics and Gender Identity in Turkey: Centralised Islam for Socio-Economic Control” with Routledge. I have also finalised an AHRC funded “The Aesthetics of Protest: Visual Culture and Communication in Turkey” project. At the moment, I am the Primary Investigator for a Horizon 2020 funded project RESPOND: Multi-level Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond (2017-2020)

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Europe, Central Europe

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Comparative Politics
Political Transformation

Prof. Ferdinand Mueller-Rommel

Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
German Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Ferdinand Müller Müller-Rommel received his MA from the University of Florida and his PhD from the Free University of Berlin (Germany). He has worked as a civil servant in the Office of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany followed by a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University in Florence and a professiorial position at the University of Duesseldorf. Since 2004, he is Professor of Comparative Politics and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. He was Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales (Australia), the University of Miami, the University of California (Irvine), Siena University and the European University Institute. He was member of the ECPR Executive Committee (Vice-Chair and Treasurer, 1994-2000) and President of the German Political Science Association (2016-2018). He is co-editor of the ECPR/Oxford University Press series on Comparative Politics and has published numerous books and peer-review journal articles on political executives, party government, and party systems in Western democracies. Among his forthcoming book publications are The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives (ed. with Rudy Andeweg, Robert Elgie, Ludger Helms, and Juliet Kaarbo, Oxford University Press 2019 ).

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Europe, OECD States

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Comparative Politics
Political executives, governments, political parties and party systems
Democratic Studies and Democratization
Measuring democracy and autocracy

Prof. Olivier Nay

Université Lille 2
Association française de science politique

Biography / Biographie:

Oilivier Nay is Professor of Political Science at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and professor-researcher at the Centre d'études et de recherches administratives politiques et sociales. He is Invited Professor at the School of International Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University in 2018. For twenty years, he has conducted research on political institutions, from the local to the international level. He is the author of scientific publications on international organizations, development assistance and the production of reform knowledge, health governance, and previously on elected politicians, assembly practices and European public policies. He also wrote in the field of history of political ideas.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

OECD States, Developing countries

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Development Studies
UN Reform, International Organizations
Public Policy and Public Administration
Global Governance, North-South relations, HIV/AIDS and Public Health issues
Political Sociology
Political elites, bureaucratic elites

Prof. Pablo Onate

University of Valencia
Spanish Association of Political and Administrative Science

Biography / Biographie:

Pablo Onate is Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of Valencia. His primary field of research is comparative politics (representation and parliamentary elites; and secondarily elections and electoral behavior). He is the author and editor of several books and journal articles on these topics. He served as the Secretary General of the Spanish PSA (2005/2013) and secretary general of the LOC of the IPSA 22nd World Congress in Madrid. He was elected president of the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (2014 and 2016). He has also worked for several organizations in the international field (in several Central and Latin-American countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Myanmar) dealing with democratization, institutional reform and electoral system.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Western Europe, Latin America

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Comparative Politics
Legislatures, political elites, political parties, eleccions and political behavior

Prof. Simona Piattoni

Università degli Studi di Trento
Italian Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Simona Piattoni (MA Economics Bocconi University 1985, PhD Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1996) is Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Trento (Italy) where she teaches courses in Comparative Politics, European Politics, Theories of European Integration, Multi-Level Governance, Local Government, Qualitative Methods of Political Research. She has taught also at the University of Tromsø (Norway) (1994-2000) and University of Innsbruck (Austria) (2010-2011) and has spent research periods at the EUI (1999-2001) and at the University of California, Berkeley (2005, 2008). She has been part of the editorial team of the Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica and has served on various editorial boards (Regional and Federal Studies, European Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche). She has been part of numerous research networks (IGEU, CIVGOV, EU-CONSENT) and serves on the Executive Committee of the ECPR (2009-2015), which she chairs since 2012. Her main research interests are in: 1) "Clientelism, Patronage, Corruption." A comparative inquiry into contemporary clientelism, patronage and corruption; 2) "Multi-Level Governance" The transformation of center-periphery relations under the impact of European integration; 3) “The Committee of the Regions: A Consultative or a Representative Body?” A theoretical and empirical research into the hybrid nature of the CoR and its contribution to EU democratic governance 4) "EU Democracy: Institutional Architectures and Democratic Principles" A theoretical and empirical investigation into the standards for democratic governance in the EU. She has published on clientelism (Clientelism, Interests and Democratic Representation, CUP 2001; Il clientelismo. L'Italia in prospettiva comparata, Carocci 2005; Le virtù del clientelismo, Laterza 2007), governance (Between Europeanization and Local Societies, with J. Bukowski and M. Smyrl, Rowman & Littlefield 2003; Informal Governance in the EU, with T. Christiansen, Edward Elgar 2003; The Theory of Multi-Level Governance, OUP 2010) and the Europeanization of Italy (Italy in the EU, with S. Fabbrini, Rowman & Littlefield 2008).

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

European Union, Western Europe

Specializations / Spécialisations:

European Politics and Society
European Union governance, EU democracy
Regional, Local and Urban Politics
Local development, EU Cohesion policy
Political Theory and Philosophy
Theories of democratic governance beyond and below the state

Prof. Gujja Gopal Reddy

Osmania University
Indian Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Prof G. Gopal Reddy is currently Member, University Grants Commission (Higher Education Regulatory Authority, Government of India), New Delhi. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Indian Council for Social Science Research, Southern Regional Centre, 2017-19. He received his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. from Osmania University. He joined as Assistant Professor in Osmania University in 1988. He has 34 years of research and teaching experience. He has guided a number of students in their research endeavours.He has published 6 books, 2 book reviews and 24 research articles in various national and international journals. He has completed 3 UGC research projects. He has attended several National and International conferences and has organized several national conferences/seminars in the Department of Political Science, Osmania University. He has received India-ASEAN Friendship Award from the Centre for Southeast Asian and Pacific Studies, Sri Venkateshwara University Tirupati, National Senior Political Scientist Award from Indian Political Science Association and the Best Presented Paper Award from the American Studies Research Centre. He has served as the President and Vice - President of the Indian Political Science Association. He was a member, Board of Governance (2014-18) Research Committee on Asian and Pacific Studies, International Political Science Association. He was a council member of International Political Science Association. He has held several administrative positions in various universities. He has served as the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Palamuru University. He was the Principal, University Post Graduate College, Secunderabad. He was the Joint-Director, Centre for Professional and Allied Studies. He has served as Vice-Principal, University Post Graduate College. He is the Vice-Chairman of Indian Institute of Public Administration, Telangana Chapter 2016-20. He has been the Vice- President of Vijaynagar Vidya Samithi since 2016. He is the Treasurer of Institute of Asian Studies. He was the Chairman, Organising Committee, 55th All India Political Science Conference. He was a member of the Executive Committee, Institute of Asian Studies, 2013-2015. He has been the Secretary of Rachana Educational Society since 1992 and was the Correspondent Rachana Journalism College. He was the Correspondent of Vijaynagar College of Commerce. He was an executive member in Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi and Institute of Asian Studies, Hyderabad. He is a Life Member, International Political Science Association, Indian Political Science Association, Indian Institute of Public Administration,New Delhi, Osmania University Center for International Programmes and various other prestigious associations.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Asia, South Asia

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Legislative Politics, Public Law and Judicial Systems
Indian democracy
Civil Society and Social Movements
Social Movements in India

Dr. Jesús Alberto Rodríguez Alonso

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
Mexican Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Jesús Alberto Rodríguez Alonso is currently Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. He does research in Political Sociology, Quantitative Social Research and Qualitative Social Research. His current project is 'Percepción de la ciudadanía sobre el personal operativo de la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública Municipal del Municipio de Juárez' and 'Paridad y representación de las mujeres en México a nivel subnacional'. He is the President of the Asociación Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Europe, Latin America

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Democratic Studies and Democratization
Quality of Democracy
Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
Cartel Party
Governance and Political Elites, Organizations and Parties
Subnational Voting of Youths and Women

Dr. Hilmar Rommetvedt

IRIS - International Research Institute of Stavanger / NORCE
Norwegian Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Hilmar Rommetvedt (b. 1951) is Head of Research in political science at IRIS – International Research Institute of Stavanger / NORCE – Norwegian Research Centre, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Stavanger. He has been member of IPSA since 1988, and he is the Program Chair of RC08 Legislative Specialists (2012-2018). Rommetvedt is a member of the Board of the Division of Science of the Research Council of Norway, he has been vice chair of the Board of the National Institute for Consumer Research, and chair of Sola Municipal Board for Cultural Affairs. He has work experience from the Ministry of Education, the Norwegian Parliament, and the Norwegian Research Centre in Organization and Management. His research focuses on parliament, government and organized interests, and policy-making and implementation in various policy areas such as the environment, agriculture, culture, sport, international trade and health care services.

Rommetvedt is the (co-)author/(co-)editor of forty books including Parliamentary Change in the Nordic Countries, The Rise of the Norwegian Parliament, Sport Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Stability and Change (also published in Korean: 스포츠정책론: 안정과 변화의 비교분석), The Value of Arts and Culture in Regional Development, Practices of Inter-Parliamentary Coordination in International Politics, International Trade Negotiations and Domestic Politics, The Nordic Models in Political Science, and several books in Norwegian. He has published articles in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, European Political Science, Government and Opposition, International Journal of Cultural Policy, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Politics in Central Europe, Public Management Review, Scandinavian Political Studies, The Journal of Legislative Studies, Theorija in Praksa, Voluntas, West European Politics, and World Trade Review. He has served as reviewer for various international and Norwegian journals.

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Legislative Politics, Public Law and Judicial Systems
Organization of Parliament
Executive-legislative relations
Lobbyism
Public Policy and Public Administration
Public policy reforms
Health policy
International trade policy
Agrricultural policy
Environmental policy
Cultural policy
Sport policy
Civil Society and Social Movements
Organized interests
Corporatism
Lobbyism

Prof. Arkadiusz Zukowski

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Polish Association Political Science

Biography / Biographie:

Arkadiusz Zukowski is the Director of the Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn since 2002. He is the President of the Polish Political Science Association (elected in 2016) and the Vice-President of the Political Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy of Science (elected in 2015).

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Central Europe, Africa

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
Women in elections
Gender and Politics
E-voting
International Relations
foreign policy