IPSA Newsletter - January 2024


IPSA is proud to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2024, marking a momentous journey of scholarly contribution to the global political science community. Since its establishment in 1949 in Paris, IPSA has played a crucial role in fostering the development of political science worldwide, promoting collaboration between scholars in emerging and established democracies, and supporting academic freedoms.

To commemorate this significant milestone, IPSA will organize two international academic conferences in 2024. The first will be held in Montreal, Canada, from 25-26 April and will focus on Challenges and New Directions in Multi-Level Governance. The second conference, on Democratization and Autocratization, will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 11-13 September.

As IPSA marks its 75th anniversary, it reaffirms its dedication to advancing political science, promoting international cooperation, and maintaining a global network of scholars. The association envisions a future in which it continues to shape the global political science community and people from all horizons can participate in the pursuit of knowledge and academic freedom.

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IPSA has launched its new membership campaign for 2024! We invite you to renew your membership or join our global political science community for 2024. Your commitment allows IPSA to pursue its mission to support the development of political science worldwide, particularly in the Global South. Last year, IPSA revised its individual membership fee structure to more accurately reflect the diverse financial realities of our global membership. 

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We are pleased to announce that registration for the Challenges and New Directions in Multi-Level Governance conference is officially open. Notifications regarding the acceptance or rejection of paper proposals will be sent by email on 25 January.

Reduced Fee for IPSA, CPSA and SQSP Members

IPSA, CPSA and SQSP members will benefit from a reduced registration fee, and student members of all three associations can attend FREE OF CHARGE.

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IPSA was pleased to support the 13th edition of Les Jeux de la Science Politique (Political Science Games), held at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, from 12-14 January 2024. IPSA hosted a booth at the networking event on 13 January to discuss IPSA’s academic activities, services and opportunities for students and the upcoming IPSA events, including the 75th-anniversary conferences and the 2025 World Congress of Political Science in South Korea. The 2024 edition brought together 32 delegations and over 300 participants from nine Canadian universities.

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IPSA’s flagship journal, the International Political Science Review (IPSR), kicks off the year with a special issue on “Change in armed conflict”. The new issue updates the agenda on change in armed conflict; it studies the phenomenon as a dynamic process rather than a static social equilibrium, embracing interdisciplinarity and methodological pluralism within a shared conceptual framework. 

Using five vectors of change – actors, methods, resources, environments and impacts – as a lingua franca across different approaches and perspectives, this issue provides three valuable contributions: First, it demonstrates the utility of bringing a critical perspective to bear on pre-existing categories and labels. Second, it emphasizes the significance of taking perceptions and experiences into consideration. Lastly, it underscores the value of scaling analyses across the different units and levels of analysis.

IPSA members can access the full IPSR archive dating back to 1980 through the My IPSA menu.

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Tenure Track Position in Global Migration and Inequality

Toronto Metropolitan University

Deadline: 31 January 2024


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Statecraft and Strategic Communication

Stockholm School of Economics

Deadline: 1 February 2024


Postdoctoral Fellow on the ERC Project

University of Bergen

Deadline: 7 February 2024


University College Dublin Iseult Honohan Doctoral Scholarship 2024

Deadline: 9 February 2024


Doctoral Positions - Wealth and Social Inequality Research

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

Deadline: 15 February 2024


Research Fellow

The European University Institute

Deadline: 18 March 2024

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Events, Call for Proposals, Awards


IPSA RC14 Online

Seminar Series

22 March 2024


27th Canadian Ethnic Studies Association Biennial Conference

Edmonton, Canada

14-16 November 2024


Call for Proposals (Events)

IAPSS World Congress 2024

Deadline: 31 January 2024


IPSA RC09 (Comparative Judicial Studies) 2024 Interim Meeting

Deadline: 2 April 2024


Call for Proposals (Journal/Book)

French Politics Special Issue: The Politics of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Deadline: 1 May 2024



The ALACIP Thesis Competition - Guillermo O'Donnell Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Political Science

Deadline: 15 March 2024

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By Pablo Armando González Ulloa Aguirre

and Osmar Cervantes González


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Edited by Karl Chee Leong Lee and Ying-kit Chan


Decolonising Political Concepts

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and Marie Wuth


Debating Immigrants and Refugees in Central Europe: Politicising and Framing Newcomers in the Media and Political Arenas

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1. The Freedom on the Net 2023 Report by Freedom House reveals a continued decline in global Internet freedom for the 13th consecutive year, with an increase in attacks on free expression around the world. Regarding the introduction and fast-growing use of artificial intelligence (AI), the data highlights the threat of generative AI supercharging online disinformation campaigns. More than 47 governments have been using AI to manipulate online discussions, and over the past year, it was widely utilized in at least 16 countries to influence public debate and smear opponents. Authoritarian governments have drawn on AI chatbot technology to enhance and refine their online censorship. Legal frameworks in at least 21 countries require or encourage digital platforms to use machine learning to remove certain types of speech, such as political, social, or religious speech (Thematic Networks on the IPSAPortal).

2. The annual State of Global Giving by U.S. Foundations provides insight into how American foundations expand their global reach to support initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes, addressing climate change, providing access to education, promoting human rights, and taking action on various other priorities. The comparison between the years 2002 and 2019 demonstrates the significant influence of various foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The associated risks are emphasized by a commentary in the Social Innovation Review. The latest edition of Global Giving provides insights into the manner in which foundations distribute their investments and respond to evolving global challenges, as well as their perspectives and priorities. These insights were gathered through interviews with a selection of global funders (Special Collections on the IPSAPortal).

3. The Pew Research Center’s latest analysis highlights the importance of Americans' attitudes toward foreign policy scenarios ahead of the upcoming elections. About half of Republicans say the U.S. is providing too much aid to Ukraine, while bipartisan concern about violence against Jews coexists alongside a partisan gap in concerns over violence against Muslims. Majorities of both Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (73%) and Democrats and Democratic leaners (62%) say Hamas is chiefly responsible for the conflict. But Democrats (50%) are more than twice as likely as Republicans (21%) to say the Israeli government bears a considerable share of responsibility. Making the situation even more critical in the run-up to the elections, the public view is divided in terms of Israel’s military operation against Hamas, and the Biden administration’s response to the Israel-Hamas war is generally viewed more negatively than positively (Research Institutes on the IPSAPortal).