RC05 - Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics

Chair

Norbert Kersting, Muenster University
Norbert.kersting@uni-muenster.de

Department of Political Science
Muenster University
Scharnhorst Street 100
Muenster
Germany

 

Vice-Chairs

Pekka Kettunen, Abo Academy University
pekka.kettunen@abo.fi

Abo Academy University
Turku
Finland

 

Honorary chair (outgoing)

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

 

Secretary

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

University of the Western Cape
Department of Political Studies
Robert Sobukwe Road
Belville - 7535
South Africa

 

Officers

Jose Hernandez Bonviento, universidad Autonoma de Chile, Chile
Narendra Paudel, Tribuyan University, Nepal
Felipe Teles, University Aveiro, Portugal
Sneezes Dordevic, Belgrade University, Serbia
Eui young Kim; Seoul national University; South Korea  
Ivan Kopric, Zagreb University, Croatia
Carmen Navarro, Universidad autonoma Madrid,
Eran Razin, Hebrew University, Israel
Robert Cameron, Cape Town University, South Africa
Jeffrey Sellers, UCLA, USA
Colin Copus, De Montfort University, UK
Hellmut Wollmann, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

 

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/