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International Political Science Review (IPSR) | Call for Proposals for Special Issue 2019

IPSR is inviting proposals for a special issue in 2019. Prospective guest editors of a special issue should submit proposals to by 30 September 2017.

Special issues should be devoted to a theme of general interest to the discipline, relevant across different regions and subfields. It is advisable to avoid themes that are too close to topics of recent special issues and a list of these appears below

Special issues should consist of a substantial Introduction (of c. 6000 words) plus six to eight articles of a maximum of 8000 words apiece that conform to IPSR's submission criteria. 

All proposals should include the following:

  1. Outline of theme
  2. Rationale in terms of theoretical significance, timeliness and general interest to the discipline.
  3. Abstracts (250 words) of the proposed articles (six to eight articles and editorial introduction)
  4. Brief (one para) author biographies for authors and editors.

Prospective guest editors will be informed whether their proposal has been accepted by November 2017.

Guest editors will be responsible for ensuring the articles are submitted online by an agreed deadline (most probably 30 June 2018) in accordance with IPSR's usual submission guidelines.

The IPSR editors will be responsible for arranging double-blind peer review of the articles.

Queries relating to special issues should be directed to the IPSR editors at


Recent IPSR special issues


Mona Lena Krook and Pär Zetterberg, Electoral quotas and political representation IPSR  Vol. 35 (1), 2014

Ekaterina R Rashkova and Ingrid van Biezen, The legal regulation of political parties IPSR Vol 35 (3), 2014


Nathalie Brack and Nicholas Startin, Euroscepticism from the margins to the mainstream IPSR Vol. 36 (3), 2015


Nicole George and Laura J Shepherd,  Exploring the implementation of UNSCR 1325  Vol. 37 (3) 2016

Marianne Kneuer, Brigitte Geissel and Hans-Joachim Lauth,  Measuring the quality of democracy, IPSR Vol. 37 (5), 2016


Adrian Little and Sarah Maddison, Conflict Reconciliation

IPSR Vol. 38 (2), 2017


Others in process

Vedi Hadiz and Angelos Chryssogelos, Populism in world politics

Olli Hellmann and Aurel Croissant, State capacity, elections and the resilience of authoritarian rule

Bjoern Dressel, Raul Sanchez-Urribarri, Alexander Stroh, Informal networks and judicial institutions

Maria Koinova  and Gerasimos Tsourapas, State and non-state actors in diaspora and emigration politics


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: