RC05 - Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics

Chair

Norbert Kersting, Universitat Muenster Germany
Norbert.kersting@uni-muenster.de

Institute for Political Science
Universitat Muenster Germany
Platz der Weissen Rose 1
Muenster 48151
Germany

 

Vice-Chairs

Fred Lazin, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
lazin@bgumail.bgu.ac.il

Dept. of Politics and Government
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva - 84105
Israel

Pekka Kettunen, Abo Akademi University (Finland)
pekka.kettunen@abo.fi

 

Secretary

Fiona Anciano, University of the Western Cape
fanciano@uwc.ac.za

University of the Western Cape
Department of Political Studies
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Robert Sobukwe Road
Belville - 7535
South Africa

 

Background

Recognised as research committee in 1972.
 

Objectives

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.
 

Website

http://rc05.ipsa.org/