Organization - Editors

Paul Godt (France), Editor, International Political Science Abstracts

Paul GodtPaul Godt was born in the suburbs of New York City in 1943. A Fulbright grant in 1970 brought him to France, where he taught at the University of Grenoble and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques. He later began teaching at the American University of Paris, where he is now professor emeritus of political science and served as dean of academic affairs, 1995–98. After undergraduate work at Bowdoin College (Maine, USA), and studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, he earned his MA and PhD from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, in New York City. His research has focused on French and European public policy issues, in particular, the comparative politics of health care reform in Europe. He edited and contributed to Policymaking in France: from de Gaulle to Mitterrand (1989).

Stephen Sawyer (USA), Associate Editor, International Political Science Abstracts

Dr. Sawyer is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of History at the American University of Paris, where he teaches political and urban history and the history of political thought. His research interests lie in the history of democracy and the modern state. He has edited and co-edited numerous volumes and written over 60 articles and reviews in six countries.

Stephen has also received numerous fellowships and grants in France and the United States, including from the Fullbright Foundation, Sciences-Po Paris, EHESS-Paris, ENS-Ulm, the city of Paris and the University of Chicago Neubauer Collegium. He currently serves as associate editor of Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales and as head of publications for The Tocqueville Review.

Serge Hurtig (France), Editor Emeritus, International Political Science Abstracts

Serge HurtigSerge Hurtig, born in 1927 in Bucharest, has lived in France since 1939 (naturalized in 1952), except for four years (1942 to 1946) in Buenos Aires and two years (1946 to 1948) in Washington, D.C., as a student at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He graduated in 1950 from the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques, and was before his retirement in 1995 a member of the Graduate Department of Political Science of the Institut, as well as Secretary General (1971-1991) and then Scientific Director (1991-1995) of the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques – the two institutions known jointly as “Sciences Po”. He also held teaching positions at the Bologna Center of Johns Hopkins University and the Grenoble and Bordeaux Instituts d’Etudes Politiques, as well as the Geneva University Institute of International Relations.

His connection with IPSA dates back to 1952, when he attended the Hague Congress as assistant to Jean Meynaud, then Secretary General. He was IPSA’s Secretary General from 1960 to 1967, and organized IPSA’s World Congresses of 1961 (Paris), 1964 (Geneva), 1967 (Brussels) as well as 1985 (Paris), as Secretary of the Organizing Committee. He was Vice President of the Executive Committee from 1979 to 1985. Appointed in 1963 editor of the International Political Science Abstracts, which had been founded in 1951, by Jean Meyriat, he was joined in that position by Paul Godt in 2000. Paul Godt became editor in 2003, with Serge Hurtig continuing as co-editor.

Serge Hurtig had been, with Jean Blondel and Stan Rokkan, one of the founders of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), and also one of the founding members of the French-American Foundation (France). He is also the recipient of many distinctions, including the Knight of the Légion d’Honneur and the Officer of the National Order of Merit.

His publications include: ed., Alain Savary: Politique et Honneur, Paris, 2002, and many contributions on politics in the US, France and Europe, in academic journals, encyclopedias and edited books, e.g. “Teflon II, Président des Etats-Unis ? Bill Clinton et l’opinion publique américaine”, in B. Badie and P. Perrineau, eds., Le Citoyen, Mélanges offerts à Alain Lancelot, Paris, 2000 ; “Developments in the world of political science journals”, in E. Bort and R. Keat, eds., The Boundaries of Understanding : Essays in Honor of Malcolm Anderson, Edinburgh, 1999; and “Political science, international institutionalization” in International Encyclopedia of Political Science, Sage, London, 2011.


Theresa Reidy (Ireland), Editor, International Political Science Review

Dr Reidy is a lecturer in the Department of Government at University College Cork, Ireland, where she teaches Irish politics, political economy and public finance. Her research interests lie in the areas of electoral behaviour and public finance. She has been involved in a number of research projects on elections and referendums in Ireland and she has received research funding from the Irish Research Council, Department of Education, Irish Aid, National Academy for the Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) and the European Commission. Theresa has been co-editor of Irish Political Studies since 2012.

Dr Reidy will take up the position of Editor of International Political Science Review on 1 July 2016. 

Marian Sawer (Australia), Editor, International Political Science Review

Marian SawerMarian Sawer is former head of the Political Science Program and now Emeritus Professor and Public Policy Fellow at the Australian National University. From 2002 to 2008 she led the Democratic Audit of Australia, using the audit framework developed by International IDEA in Stockholm. The capstone book, Australia: The State of Democracy, was launched in October 2009.  She is a former Chair of IPSA Research Committee 19 on Gender, Politics and Policy and has published widely on issues of women’s political representation, women’s policy machinery and women’s movements. She has done applied work on equal opportunity and gender policy monitoring both for government and for United Nations agencies.
Another research interest has been competing liberal ideologies and her books in this area include The Ethical State? (2003). She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1994 for services to women and to political science and was elected two years later to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.  She is a former President of the Australasian Political Studies Association and in 2009 was presented with its Lifetime Achievement Award. She was an elected member of the IPSA Executive Committee (2006–2012) and Program Co-Chair for the 2016 IPSA World Congress.

Mauro Calise (Italy), Editor, IPSA Online Portal

Mauro CaliseMauro Calise (1951) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
His main research areas include: political parties, executive elites, state theory, e-government, political communication, concept analysis.

Among his major research projects, he has been in charge for the concept and software development of the Web Portal for the 3rd International Global Forum on "Reinventing Government", Naples, March 2001 and is now working at a Platform Upgrade for Research-oriented Access.
He is currently working, with Theodore J. Lowi, at completing Hyperpolitics, an Interactive Encyclopedia of Political Science and a computer based platform for the hypertextual investigation of political science concepts.

He has been Visiting Professor at Cornell University (2002, 1997, 1991) and Research Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University (1978-79).

Linda Cardinal (Canada), Editor, World Political Science

Linda Cardinal is full professor at the School of Political Studies at University of Ottawa (Canada). She is also chairholder of the Research Chair in Francophone Studies and Public Policy and principal investigator of the Community-University Research Alliance on Knowledge-Based community governance in the area of language planning. Her research interests include comparative language planning, langue regimes and linguistic minorities as well as issues of innovation, public governance, identity and citizenship in Canada and Québec. She also has an interest in social movement, collective action theories and in the history of ideas.

From 2002 to 2004, Linda Cardinal was Craig-Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin (Ireland). From 2006-2007, she held the Chair in Canadian Studies at the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris 3 (France). She is also a member of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité au Québec (CRIDAQ) and of the Centre de recherche sur l’immigration, l’ethnicité et la citoyenneté (CRIEQ), both located at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Linda Cardinal has published and directed several works related to her themes of research including: Minorités, langue et politique (2010), Le conservatisme : le Canada et le Québec en contexte (Presses de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2009), Le fédéralisme asymétrique et les minorités linguistiques et nationales (Prise de parole, 2008) and Managing Diversity: Practices of Citizenship (University of Ottawa Press, 2007). She has published numerous articles in well known journals in English and in French: Cultures et conflits, International Journal of Canadian Studies, International Journal of Sociology of Language, International Journal of Multicultural and Multilingual Development, Language Planning and Language Problems, Politique et Sociétés. Her work has also been translated in Spanish, Catalan and German.

Linda Cardinal sits on the Executive committee of the International Association of Political Science (IPSA). From 2008 to 2009, she was President of the Société québécoise de science politique (SQSP). From 2009 to 2012, she has been the SQSP representative at IPSA. From 2006 to 2012, she has co-chaired IPSA’s RC 50 on Language and Politics. From 2001 to 2004, she directed a Québec journal of political science, Politique et sociétés.

Vladimíra Dvořáková (Czech Republic), Editor, World Political Science

Vladimira DvorakovaVladimíra Dvořáková is the head of the political science department at the University of Economics in Prague and president of the Accreditation Commission in Czech Republic. Starting her scientific career as a historian specialized in the history of Latin America in the eighties, she moved to political science and political transitions to democracy in post-communist countries. She was appointed as co-Editor of IPSA's new journal, World Political Science in 2014. 

In 1994, she founded the scientific journal Politologická Revue, later acting as Managing Editor and Editor in-chief for the journal. She served as President of the Czech Political Science Association  (ČSPV) between 2003 and 2006,  and Vice President of the IPSA. She received the Listy journal's Pelikán Award in 2009, rewarding a scholar for activities promoting democratic political culture and dialogue in the Czech society, and the František Kriegel Award in 2012, recognizing civic bravery and awarded by Foundation of  Charta 77.

Her main fields of interest are comparative politics, transitions and consolidations of democracy. Her current main focus is corruption and actively participates in anti-corruption activities in the Czech society. 

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