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IPSA at the 75th Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)

IPSA will be present at the Midwest Political Science Association’s 75th Annual Conference, which will be held in Chicago (USA) from April 6 to 9, 2017.

The secretariat will dispatch Membership Services and External Relations Manager, Mathieu St-Laurent, to the event. Mr. St-Laurent will man a booth and met the participants as well as MPSA representatives. His objective is to promote IPSA membership and events (including the upcoming Hannover Conference and Brisbane World Congress) with participants, establish contact with exhibitors, and strengthen relations with MPSA by exploring opportunities for collaboration.

IPSA Summer School - Mexico 2017

2nd IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science
July 10-21, 2017

Flacso México

The second edition of the IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science will be held at Flacso México in Mexico City from July 10 to 21, 2017.

The school offers high-quality, cutting-edge, advanced training in qualitative and quantitative social science methods taught by highly experienced international faculty from the U.S. and Europe, and it provides participants with rigorous training in state-of-the-art research methods.

Over a period of two weeks, the 2017 IPSA-Flacso Mexico Summer school will give scholars and graduate students in Mexico and Latin America a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of social science research methods, discuss research interests, network, and participate in an evening lecture series. The evening lectures will see instructors talk about their research, and a prominent Mexican academic will lead discussions on substantive and methodological implications.

A math refresher course, at no additional cost, will be offered by Flacso Mexico to participants who wish to acquire the minimum level required for each of these courses:

Modern Regression Analysis is a great option for those who are just beginning to learn quantitative methods. Regression analysis is the departure for all advanced techniques.

If you are familiarized with this subject, you should check Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis, in which you will learn a set of quantitative techniques appropriate for the estimation of the causal impact of policy interventions.

Two of our courses are state-of-the-art techniques in social sciences: in Experimental Methods you will be exposed to the research design that is considered to maximize the internal validity of your findings. Comparative Research Design is a survey of several ways in which the comparative method is practiced, including QCA, barely known in Mexico despite being uniquely suited in the analysis of complex causal configurations.

Finally, Case Study Research explores sound research designs for small-n comparative case studies and how they can be nested into mixed methods research designs.

There will be reduced fees for early registration.

Contact information: ipsasm@flacso.edu.mx

International Political Science Review (IPSR) - Volume 38, Number 2, March 2017

In this issue:

Special Issue: Reconciliation, transformation, struggle
Guest Editor : Adrian Little and Sarah Maddison

Reconciliation, transformation, struggle: An introduction
Adrian Little and Sarah Maddison

Can we reconcile? Understanding the multi-level challenges of conflict transformation
Sarah Maddison

A broken promise? Evaluating South Africa’s reconciliation process twenty years on
Fanie du Toit

Discursive institutions in non-transitional societies: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Ravi de Costa

Fear, hope and disappointment: Emotions in the politics of reconciliation and conflict transformation
Adrian Little

A reconciliation most desirable: Shame, narcissism, justice and apology
Paul Muldoon

Political reconciliation in postcolonial settler societies
Ernesto Verdeja