24th IPSA Executive Committee Elected

Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
Thursday, July 28 - 12:00
 
Please find below the final list of elected members of the 24th IPSA Executive Committee:
 

Yasmeen ABU-LABAN

Canada

Maryam BEN SALEM

Tunisia

Daniel BUQUET

Uruguay

Jorgen ELKLIT

Denmark

Katharine GELBER

Australia

Carlo GUARNIERI

Italy

Rodney HERO

U.S.A.

Christopher ISIKE

South Africa

Agnieszka KASINSKA-METRYKA

Poland

Yuko KASUYA

Japan

Marianne KNEUER

Germany

Chan Wook PARK

Korea

Romain PASQUIER

France

Shirin M. RAI

UK

Jesus TOVAR

Mexico

Fusun TURKMEN

Turkey

To learn more about each member, please click on the link below.

Dr. Yasmeen Abu-Laban

University of Alberta
Canadian Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Yasmeen Abu-Laban is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Her research interests centre on the Canadian and comparative dimensions of ethnic and gender politics; nationalism, globalization and processes of racialization; immigration policies and politics; surveillance and border control; human rights, and citizenship theory. Dr. Abu-Laban sits on the editorial board of Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études ethniques au Canada, has given numerous invited presentations across Canada and internationally, and regularly speaks and works with Canadian government and community organizations. She has been a visiting scholar at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, as well as at Queen's University and University of Toronto. She chaired the Canadian Political Science Association/Association canadienne de science politique (CPSA/ACSP) Diversity Task Force which produced national reports dealing with the profession and departments of political science in Canada, and was also Programme Chair in 2012 for the CPSA/ACSP Annual Conference celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the organization. She was awarded a Killam Professorship in 2013 on the basis of “outstanding scholarship and teaching [and] a record of substantial contributions to the community.” She is President of the Canadian Political Science Association/Association canadienne de science politique.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

North America
Europe

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Comparative Politics

Canada
United States
North America
European Union
Middle East (Israel/Palestine)

Culture, Religion, Ethnicity and Politics

Race, Ethnicity and Politics
Citizenship Theory
Multiculturalism and Immigration
Surveillance and Human Rights

Gender and Politics

Intersectionality (Gender, Race, Class)
Gender and Nation
Gender and Globalization
Gender and Human Rights


Dr. Maryam Ben Salem

Université de Sousse
Association Tunisienne d'Études Politiques

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

North Africa
Middle-East

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Culture, Religion, Ethnicity and Politics

Political Islam
Salafism

Gender and Politics

women political participation
women politicians visibility in the Media

Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior

youth political practices and attitudes


Dr. Daniel Buquet

Universidad de la República
Uruguayan Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Daniel Buquet Corleto has a doctorate degree at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-México). He is currently professor and researcher in political science at the Instituto de Ciencia Política of the Universidad de la República in Uruguay and he has been invited to teach at different institutions in Latin America and Spain. His main academic focus is electoral systems and party politics in Latin America a he acted as consultant to diverse public and international agencies. He is co-author of the book “Fragmentación Política y Gobierno en Uruguay: ¿Un Enfermo Imaginario?” and has published several articles in journals and books chapters in Uruguay and abroad. He is currently categorized as researcher level II by the Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación of the Uruguayan government. He was the first president of the Uruguayan Political Science Association (AUCiP, 206-2007), and member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American Association of Political Science (ALACIP, 2008-2013). He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA).

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Latin America

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Comparative Politics

Party system institutionalization in Latina America

Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior

Spatial models of electoral competition

Democratic Studies and Democratization

democratic quality and political development


Prof. Jørgen Elklit

Aarhus University
Danish Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Elklit is professor of political science at Aarhus University in Denmark, where he has held various positions since 1970, including two periods as Head of Department. His key areas of interest are elections (electoral behavior, electoral systems, electoral administration and assessment of electoral quality), but he has also worked with democratization, ethnicity, political parties and party systems, local politics, and the use of textual analysis in political science. in 1999 he was a research fellow at the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame.

In 2012, the Danish Political Science Association awarded him its Rasmussen Prize. During the first six month of 2014 Elklit has been the van Zyl Slabbert Visiting Professor at University of Cape Town's Department of political Studies. In early 2016 he was a visiting fellow at the project on Perceptions of Electoral Integrity at the University of Sydney.

Elklit has also since 1990 been heavily engaged in advisory and consultative work in new and transforming democracies, where he is now recognized as a leading expert. He has in various capacities worked in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, including Bosnia-Herzegovina and his native Denmark, Nepal, China, Tanzania, Lesotho, Kenya, and South Africa. He was in 2008 Secretary to the Independent Review Commission in Kenya, which for the international community and the government of Kenya interrogated the 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections, and he was in 1994 one of the five international members of the Independent Electoral Commission in South Africa, which conducted the 1994 elections in that country. The South African Government also appointed him as the only non-South African member of the 2002-3 Electoral Task Team. He has been bestowed with several awards for his work in these fields over the years.

Elklit has a considerable production of books, edited volumes (all with own contributions)and papers in professional journals within his fields of professional interest.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Europe
Africa

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Democratic Studies and Democratization

Democratization in new democracies, democratic backlash

Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior

Electoral systems
electoral administration
voter registration and turnout
electoral integrity

Democratic Studies and Democratization

Democratization as processes


Prof. Katharine Gelber

The University of Queensland
Australian Political Studies Association

Biography / Biographie:

Katharine Gelber obtained her PhD from the University of Sydney in 2000. She has lectured at the University of Sydney and at the University of New South Wales and is now a Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Queensland where she has been since 2011. Her expertise is in human rights with a particular focus on freedom of speech and the regulation of hate speech. Her recent publications include Free Speech After 9/11 (Oxford, 2016). She has received various awards and research grants during her career, including a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (2012–2015). In 2014 she was jointly awarded the Mayer Journal Article Prize by the Australian Political Studies Association for best article published in the Australian Journal of Political Science. In November 2011 she was awarded the PEN Keneally award for community leadership in the promotion of freedom of expression and in the same year she was the Australian Expert Witness at an Asia Pacific regional meeting of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Professor Gelber has contributed actively to the discipline at the professional level. She served as President of the Australian Political Studies Association in 2011 and has been continuously on its Executive Committee since then. During her time on the Executive, she improved the representation of international relations scholars within the Association, established Research Committees, coordinated consultations over the ranking of journals, and enhanced the Association’s interaction with the Australian Research Council. Within IPSA she has been an Executive Member of RC26 (Human Rights) since 2012. In the same year she led the successful Australian bid to host the 2018 IPSA World Congress in Brisbane. She is the Chair of the Local Organising Committee for WC2018 and has been responsible for many of it distinguishing features, including the integration of the regional International Studies conference into the IPSA Congress.

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Human Rights

Freedom of speech, hate speech, human rights

Legislative Politics, Public Law and Judicial Systems

Freedom of speech in comparative jurisprudence


Prof. Carlo Guarnieri

Università di Bologna
Italian Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Political scientist with specialization in public administration and the analysis of judicial systems, with special emphasis on comparative studies. He has analyzed in depth the characters of judicial guarantees of independence, their main traits and their evolution. A similar attention has been devoted to the status and role of public prosecution and to the principle of compulsory prosecution. More recently, his interests have focused on the process of judicialization of politics - that is, the expansion of judicial power - with specific attention to Italy and Europe and on the increasing significance of supranational and transnational justice for national courts. Beside university teaching, he has extensively participated to judicial training, especially at the Belgian, French, Italian and Spanish judicial schools.

1949 Born in Milan, Italy. Italian citizen
1973 Graduate (political science) magna cum laude from University of Florence
1975-86 Research scholar, assistant professor, associate professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna
1986-88 Professor of political science, Department of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Calabria
1988-1990Professor of public administration, High School of Public Administration, Rome
1990- Professor of political science, University of Bologna

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Europe
Latin America

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Legislative Politics, Public Law and Judicial Systems

Comparative analysis of the relationships between courts and the political system


Prof. Rodney Hero

University of California, Berkeley
American Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Rodney Hero is the Haas Chair in Diversity & Democracy, and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on American democracy and politics, especially as viewed through the analytical lenses of Latino Politics, Racial/Ethnic Politics, State & Urban Politics, and Federalism. His book, Latinos and the U.S. Political System: Two-tiered Pluralism, received the American Political Science Association's [APSA] 1993 Ralph J. Bunche Award. He also authored Faces of Inequality: Social Diversity in American Politics (selected for the APSA’s Woodrow Wilson Award in 1999), and Racial Diversity and Social Capital: Equality and Community in America (2007). He has also co-authored other books, including Black-Latino Relations in U.S. National Politics: Beyond Conflict or Cooperation. . He has also authored and co-authored a number of articles in scholarly journals, and chapters in edited books

He was President of the American Political Science Association (2014-15), and served as President of the Midwest Political Science Association (2007-08) and President of the Western Political Science Association (1999-2000). He has also served on the editorial board of a number of major political science journals. He previously held faculty positions as Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame (2000-10), at the University of Colorado at Boulder (1989-2000)

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

North America
Western Europe

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Governance and Political Elites, Organizations and Parties

The consequences of Institutions for Racial/ethnic relations

American Politics and Society

Race and Ethnicity, Immigration in the United States and Western Europe

Civil Society and Social Movements

Interest groups and public policy


Prof. Christopher Isike

University of Zululand
South African Association of Political Studies

Biography / Biographie:

Christopher Isike, PhD is a Professor of African politics and development, and Head of Department Politics and International Studies, University of Zululand, South Africa. An Africanist scholar by research standpoint, Prof Isike’s teaching and research interests revolve around the quality of women’s political representation in Africa, women and peace-building in Africa, African immigration to South Africa, human security, human factor development in Africa, African soft power politics and development dynamics. A C3 rated researcher by South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), Prof Isike has published scores of quality articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He consults for the UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government on gender equality and women empowerment issues in the province. In recognition of his work on gender equality in Africa, he was selected by the South African government to be part of a KwaZulu-Natal government delegation to Ethiopia on a study tour to explore its social transformation model in ending early childhood/forced marriages in 2013. Prof Isike has just finished a one year sabbatical stint as Senior Research Advisor at the Shell Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria where he was a programme monitoring and evaluation specialist in the External Relations Department of the company. He is a Council and Executive member of the South African Association of Political Science (SAAPS), a member of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), EPOS; Global conflict mediation and resolution network and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA). He is happily married to Dr Efe Isike and they have 3 beautiful children; Oghenevieze (8), Ogheneruonah (6) and Oghenemaro (4).

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Africa
Asia

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Gender and Politics

Gender relations in Africa
Women's political representation/participation
Women, conflict and peace-building
Masculinities, Gender based violence and HIV and AIDS

Development Studies

Human security in Africa
Human Factor development
Political change, Democracy and development in Africa
Oil politics and development in Nigeria
African immigration to South Africa

International Relations

Africa in the world
China-Africa relations
Africa's political economy
Africa's soft power politics and development dynamics


Prof. Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka

The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
Polish Association Political Science

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Central Europe
Central Europe

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Democratic Studies and Democratization

Political Leadership
Political Marketing
Communication


Dr. Yuko Kasuya

Keio University
Japanese Political Science Association

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

South-East Asia
Asia

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Democratic Studies and Democratization

regime change


Prof. Marianne Kneuer

Universität Hildesheim
German Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Marianne Kneuer (M.A. 1989, Dr. phil. 1991, Habilitation 2005) holds a professorship for Comparative Politics/International Politics at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. Between 2005 and 2011 she has been teaching at the University of Erfurt, Darmstadt, Hagen and Eichstaett. From 1993 until 1999 she was member in the planning staff of the Federal President of Germany, Roman Herzog. Her main research fields are: comparative democratization and democracy studies, promotion of democracy, comparative autocracy studies, the European Union, and party system research.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Southern Europe
Eastern Europe

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Comparative Politics

Parties and party system
Social media

Democratic Studies and Democratization

Democracy promotion
European and american democracy promotion
Regime change theory
Regime change in comparison
Autocratic regimes in comparison

European Politics and Society

European foreign policy
Enlargement
European Governance
Democracy and legitimacy in the EU


Prof. Chan Wook Park

Seoul National University
Korean Political Science Association

Biography / Biographie:

Park, Chan Wook is a professor of Political Science and International Relations at Seoul National University, and dean of the College of Social Sciences. Park is a former president of the Korean Political Science Association, and now a vice chairman of the Korean Social Science Research Council. Park received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. His research focuses on the comparative study of legislatures, parties, and elections, and has published numerous English language articles and written chapters for books.

He taught as an assistant professor at Franklin and Marshall College, and as a visiting professor at Duke University in the United States. He also taught as a visiting professor at Waseda University in Japan. At Seoul National University, he served as vice dean at the College of Social Sciences, chair of the Department of Political Science, director of the American Studies Institute, director of the Institute for Korean Political Studies, and director of the BK21 Political Science Paradigm Project. He served on the Korean Presidential Advisory Commission on Policy Planning, and on advisory committees for state agencies, including the National Assembly Speaker and Board of Audit and Inspection. He also sat on advisory panels for the Constitutional Court, National Assembly Research Service, Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, and Korea Institute of Public Administration. He once served as director general of Asian Consortium for Political Research.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

North-East Asia
Western Europe

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Comparative Politics

Legislatures, Elections, and Parties

Legislative Politics, Public Law and Judicial Systems

Legislative Process, Recruitment of Legislative Elite, Legislative-Executive Relations, The Korean National Assembly in Comparative Perspective

Democratic Studies and Democratization

Democratic Consolidation, Post-democratization politics, Political Reform for Democratic Deepening


Dr. Romain Pasquier

Sciences Po Rennes
Association française de science politique

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Europe
Latin America

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Regional, Local and Urban Politics

Regional governance in France, Spain and UK

Public Policy and Public Administration

Territorial governance

Comparative Politics

Territorial politics


Prof. Shirin Rai

University of Warwick
Political Studies Association of the UK

Biography / Biographie:

Shirin M. Rai is Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies. She has written extensively on issues of gender, governance and development in journals such as Signs, Hypatia, New Political Economy, International Feminist Journal of Politics and Political Studies. She has consulted with the United Nations’ Division for the Advancement of Women and UNDP. She is a founder member of the South Asia Research Network on Gender, Law and Governance, and she was Director of the Leverhulme Trust programme on Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament (2007-2011). She serves on the Editorial Boards of International Feminist Journal of Politics, Politics and Gender, Global Ethics and Indian Journal of Gender Studies and Political Studies Quarterly and on the International Studies Association Publications Committee.

Her current work has three strands: feminist international political economy, gender and political institutions and politics and performance. She has recently published on depletion through social reproduction (IfJP, 2014) where she analyses the costs of doing social reproductive work, how this might be measured and transformed. She has also published two edited collections on performance and/or politics where she explores how performance in and of institutional and informal politics are co-constitutive (Routledge, 2015; Palgrave 2014).

Her latest books include New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy (with Georgina Waylen), Democracy in Practice: Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament (ed. Palgrave, 2014) and The Grammar of Politics and Performance (eds. with Janelle Reinelt, Routledge, 2015)

Prof Rai is the co-Lead of the University of Warwick's Global Research Priority Programme on International Development.

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

South Asia

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Gender and Politics

gender and political institutions
performance and politics
representation, esp. quotas/parity for women

Globalization

critical governance issues

Political Economy

Feminist political economy
Gender and development
Performance and Politics


Dr. Jesus Tovar

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
Mexican Political Science Association

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

Latin America

Specializations / Spécialisations:

Comparative Politics

Quality of democracy, Democratization in Latin America, Transitions

Democratic Studies and Democratization

Mexican and latin american election democratization

Comparative Politics

rule of law


Prof. Fusun Turkmen

Galatasaray University
Turkish Political Science Association

Region of Interest / Régions d'intérêt:

North America
European Union

Specializations / Spécialisations:

International Relations

US Foreign Policy,Turkish-US, Turkish-EU Relations

Human Rights

Human Rights in Turkish domestic/foreign policy