Westfalische Wilhems Universitat Muenster
Fred Lazin, Vice-Chair
Dept. of Politics and Government
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva - 84105
Fiona Anciano, Secretary-Treasurer
University of the Western Cape
Department of Political Studies
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Robert Sobukwe Road
Belville - 7535
Recognised as research committee in 1972.
In close cooperation with individual political scientists and local government research groups of national associations, the Research Committee supports international comparative meetings and research projects. Among its main objectives for the period 2004-2006, it helps developing the International Metropolitan Observatory as well as projects analyzing transitional processes to local democracy and decentralized systems.