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IPSA Newsletter, April 2021

 

 
IPSA NEWSLETTER - April 2021
 
FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING!
27 APRIL 2021
 
The final registration deadline for ALL participants in the 2021 Virtual IPSA World Congress of Political Science is 27 April 2021. The deadline applies to paper authors, co-authors, session chairs, panel chairs, and discussants. All participants must be 2021 individual members of IPSA and must register online. Those who do not register by that time will be withdrawn from the Congress Program.
 
Please note: Only one listed author (or co-author) for each accepted paper may register in order for the paper to remain on the program. Delegates who intend to participate but are unable to pay the fees by 27 April must create a pending registration before the deadline to secure their participation.
 
 
IPSA-ISA ROUNDTABLE ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM
 
IPSA and the International Studies Association (ISA) held a joint roundtable titled “Academic Freedom as a Challenge for International Organizations” at the ISA Annual Convention on 8 April 2021.
 
The roundtable was chaired by the presidents of IPSA and ISA, Marianne Kneuer and Helen Milner, who discussed the issue of Academic Freedom with scholars and experts. Roundtable participants included former Chair of the ISA Academic Freedom Committee and President-Elect, Kristian Gleditsch; Katrin Kinzelbach of the University of Nürnberg-Erlangen, who initiated and collaborated on the Academic Freedom Index (AFi); and Robert Quinn, Executive Director of the NGO Scholars at Risk Network, New York.
 
Prof. Kneuer presented the analysis of the IPSA survey on the Violations of Academic Freedom Survey to find out from national and regional political science associations how violations of academic freedom are addressed in their respective countries.
 
RELAUNCH OF THE AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
 
Following its revival in 2018, the African Association of Political Science (AAPS) was formally relaunched with the support of IPSA on 25 March 2021. Prof. Christopher Isike, IPSA Vice President and Special Representative for Ethics, was elected as President of the AAPS for a two-year term (2021-2023).
 
Following a lull in its activities between 2007 and 2017, the relaunch of the AAPS marks the rebirth of an essential actor in African politics and development.
 
IPSA President Marianne Kneuer attended the relaunch event and highlighted IPSA’s support to the AAPS: “I want to transmit my heartfelt congratulations on behalf of IPSA for this relaunch, and I wish the new leadership of the AAPS all the best for the start of this project. Please be assured that with IPSA, you have and will have a partner at your side in the future.”
 
Prof. Isike's Lecture at the IAPSS World Congress
Prof. Isike will deliver a lecture at the 2021 IAPSS Virtual World Congress on 13 May. His presentation, titled COVID-19, Politics, Economy and Governance in Africa: Sign-posting the Crisis of Liberal Democracy, will examine the potency of the electoral variant of liberal democracy practiced in Africa through an analysis of its implications for politics, economy, and democratic governance in the continent.
 
 
IPSA REGIONAL DIALOGUES
A SUCCESS
 
We are delighted to announce that meetings held under IPSA’s Regional Dialogues initiative have wrapped up with success. From October 2020 to March 2021, IPSA held five Regional Dialogues, via Zoom, aimed at fostering stronger ties between IPSA and its collective members from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
 
The aim was to reach out to IPSA collective members with the goal of further sustaining relationships in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the postponement of the IPSA World Congress, both of which have interrupted regular channels of communication with collective members. Some 37 national and regional political science associations worldwide responded to IPSA’s invitation and participated in this meeting series.
 
IPSA'S ANNIVERSARY IN MONTREAL:
MARKING 15 YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP WITH CONCORDIA AND MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL
 
The year 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of IPSA’s permanent Secretariat in Montreal. We are thrilled to celebrate this anniversary and to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our two main partners, Concordia University and Montreal International, for supporting us throughout our history in Montreal.
 
Prof. Graham Carr (President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University), Stéphane Paquet (the President and CEO of Montréal International), and Kim Fontaine-Skronski (IPSA Executive Director) recorded video messages to mark this milestone. Stay tuned for more recorded messages from IPSA representatives and local partners throughout the year. To view the videos, please visit our website.
 
 
NEW ISSUE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW: MARCH 2021
 
The latest issue of the International Political Science Review (IPSR) for March 2021 has been published. IPSA members can access the full IPSR archive from 1980 to the present through the My IPSA menu.
 
To read full articles, become an IPSA member or subscribe to this publication.
 
ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
25-27 May 2021
 
The Nigerian Political Science Association’s upcoming annual conference will be held virtually on 25-27 May 2021. The theme of the conference is Democracy and Development in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic: Issues and Challenges.
 
The conference is expected to serve as a veritable forum for scholars and government officials to discuss the nexus between democracy and development in Nigeria.
 
 
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Events, Jobs, Call for Proposals
 
Events
9 June 2021
Online
 
12 July 2021
Online
 
Jobs/Grants
SciencesPo Paris, France
Deadline: 25 April 2021
 
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Deadline: 30 April 2021
 
Kadir Has University, Turkey
Deadline: 15 May 2021
 
Awards
Deadline: 3 May 2021
 
 
 
BECOME AN IPSA MEMBER FOR 2021
 
Explore the many advantages and services of becoming an IPSA member and renew your membership for 2021 now. Your involvement with IPSA is crucial to furthering our mission to promote the advancement of political science throughout the world.
 
IPSA Membership Benefits
 
1. Register for the IPSA World Congress of Political Science
2. Connect with the IPSA Community
3. Promote your Work
4. Take part in IPSA Research Committees
5. Access to Online Publications
6. Past Conferences Proceedings Library
 
 
1. Founded by the Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), the Human Mortality Database (HMD) Project produces original calculations of death rates and life tables for national populations, with the collaboration of an international network of researchers. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HMD team established a new data resource - the Short-term Mortality Fluctuations (STMF) data series - to provide comparable data aimed at monitoring the effectiveness of various strategies for dealing with epidemics. The data covers 38 countries and is available for download (Thematic Networks on the IPSAPortal).
 
2. The Economist recently reported that Freedom House’s latest data shows a steady decline of global freedom in the last 15 years. Democratic institutions continued to weaken in 2020. This can be attributed in part to autocratic regimes using the pandemic as a cover to crack down on street rallies and online spaces. Even consolidated democracies like the U.S. have experienced a gradual decline in respect for political rights and civil liberty: From Crisis to Reform: A Call to strengthen America’s battered democracy (Research Institute on the IPSAPortal).
 
3. The Chronicle of Higher Education released its Trend Reports 2021. The global pandemic, combined with massive social and political upheaval over the last year, has brought about lasting changes in the higher education sector. Declining enrolment rates and COVID-related refunds are causing insurmountable economic difficulties for institutions (The Great Contraction). As universities try to draw students back to campus, there are growing public fears that students have little regard for COVID restrictions, thereby resulting in a souring of the vital relationship between the city and its universities (For town and gown, a pandemic pressure test) (Media Sources on the IPSAPortal).
 
 
 
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IPSA NEWSLETTER - April 2021
 
FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING!
27 APRIL 2021
 
The final registration deadline for ALL participants in the 2021 Virtual IPSA World Congress of Political Science is 27 April 2021. The deadline applies to paper authors, co-authors, session chairs, panel chairs, and discussants. All participants must be 2021 individual members of IPSA and must register online. Those who do not register by that time will be withdrawn from the Congress Program.
 
Please note: Only one listed author (or co-author) for each accepted paper may register in order for the paper to remain on the program. Delegates who intend to participate but are unable to pay the fees by 27 April must create a pending registration before the deadline to secure their participation.
 
 
IPSA-ISA ROUNDTABLE ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM
 
IPSA and the International Studies Association (ISA) held a joint roundtable titled “Academic Freedom as a Challenge for International Organizations” at the ISA Annual Convention on 8 April 2021.
 
The roundtable was chaired by the presidents of IPSA and ISA, Marianne Kneuer and Helen Milner, who discussed the issue of Academic Freedom with scholars and experts. Roundtable participants included former Chair of the ISA Academic Freedom Committee and President-Elect, Kristian Gleditsch; Katrin Kinzelbach of the University of Nürnberg-Erlangen, who initiated and collaborated on the Academic Freedom Index (AFi); and Robert Quinn, Executive Director of the NGO Scholars at Risk Network, New York.
 
Prof. Kneuer presented the analysis of the IPSA survey on the Violations of Academic Freedom Survey to find out from national and regional political science associations how violations of academic freedom are addressed in their respective countries.
 
RELAUNCH OF THE AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
 
Following its revival in 2018, the African Association of Political Science (AAPS) was formally relaunched with the support of IPSA on 25 March 2021. Prof. Christopher Isike, IPSA Vice President and Special Representative for Ethics, was elected as President of the AAPS for a two-year term (2021-2023).
 
Following a lull in its activities between 2007 and 2017, the relaunch of the AAPS marks the rebirth of an essential actor in African politics and development.
 
IPSA President Marianne Kneuer attended the relaunch event and highlighted IPSA’s support to the AAPS: “I want to transmit my heartfelt congratulations on behalf of IPSA for this relaunch, and I wish the new leadership of the AAPS all the best for the start of this project. Please be assured that with IPSA, you have and will have a partner at your side in the future.”
 
Prof. Isike's Lecture at the IAPSS World Congress
Prof. Isike will deliver a lecture at the 2021 IAPSS Virtual World Congress on 13 May. His presentation, titled COVID-19, Politics, Economy and Governance in Africa: Sign-posting the Crisis of Liberal Democracy, will examine the potency of the electoral variant of liberal democracy practiced in Africa through an analysis of its implications for politics, economy, and democratic governance in the continent.
 
 
IPSA REGIONAL DIALOGUES
A SUCCESS
 
We are delighted to announce that meetings held under IPSA’s Regional Dialogues initiative have wrapped up with success. From October 2020 to March 2021, IPSA held five Regional Dialogues, via Zoom, aimed at fostering stronger ties between IPSA and its collective members from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
 
The aim was to reach out to IPSA collective members with the goal of further sustaining relationships in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the postponement of the IPSA World Congress, both of which have interrupted regular channels of communication with collective members. Some 37 national and regional political science associations worldwide responded to IPSA’s invitation and participated in this meeting series.
 
IPSA'S ANNIVERSARY IN MONTREAL:
MARKING 15 YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP WITH CONCORDIA AND MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL
 
The year 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of IPSA’s permanent Secretariat in Montreal. We are thrilled to celebrate this anniversary and to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our two main partners, Concordia University and Montreal International, for supporting us throughout our history in Montreal.
 
Prof. Graham Carr (President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University), Stéphane Paquet (the President and CEO of Montréal International), and Kim Fontaine-Skronski (IPSA Executive Director) recorded video messages to mark this milestone. Stay tuned for more recorded messages from IPSA representatives and local partners throughout the year. To view the videos, please visit our website.
 
 
NEW ISSUE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW: MARCH 2021
 
The latest issue of the International Political Science Review (IPSR) for March 2021 has been published. IPSA members can access the full IPSR archive from 1980 to the present through the My IPSA menu.
 
To read full articles, become an IPSA member or subscribe to this publication.
 
ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
25-27 May 2021
 
The Nigerian Political Science Association’s upcoming annual conference will be held virtually on 25-27 May 2021. The theme of the conference is Democracy and Development in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic: Issues and Challenges.
 
The conference is expected to serve as a veritable forum for scholars and government officials to discuss the nexus between democracy and development in Nigeria.
 
 
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Events, Jobs, Call for Proposals
 
Events
9 June 2021
Online
 
12 July 2021
Online
 
Jobs/Grants
SciencesPo Paris, France
Deadline: 25 April 2021
 
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Deadline: 30 April 2021
 
Kadir Has University, Turkey
Deadline: 15 May 2021
 
Awards
Deadline: 3 May 2021
 
 
 
BECOME AN IPSA MEMBER FOR 2021
 
Explore the many advantages and services of becoming an IPSA member and renew your membership for 2021 now. Your involvement with IPSA is crucial to furthering our mission to promote the advancement of political science throughout the world.
 
IPSA Membership Benefits
 
1. Register for the IPSA World Congress of Political Science
2. Connect with the IPSA Community
3. Promote your Work
4. Take part in IPSA Research Committees
5. Access to Online Publications
6. Past Conferences Proceedings Library
 
 
1. Founded by the Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), the Human Mortality Database (HMD) Project produces original calculations of death rates and life tables for national populations, with the collaboration of an international network of researchers. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HMD team established a new data resource - the Short-term Mortality Fluctuations (STMF) data series - to provide comparable data aimed at monitoring the effectiveness of various strategies for dealing with epidemics. The data covers 38 countries and is available for download (Thematic Networks on the IPSAPortal).
 
2. The Economist recently reported that Freedom House’s latest data shows a steady decline of global freedom in the last 15 years. Democratic institutions continued to weaken in 2020. This can be attributed in part to autocratic regimes using the pandemic as a cover to crack down on street rallies and online spaces. Even consolidated democracies like the U.S. have experienced a gradual decline in respect for political rights and civil liberty: From Crisis to Reform: A Call to strengthen America’s battered democracy (Research Institute on the IPSAPortal).
 
3. The Chronicle of Higher Education released its Trend Reports 2021. The global pandemic, combined with massive social and political upheaval over the last year, has brought about lasting changes in the higher education sector. Declining enrolment rates and COVID-related refunds are causing insurmountable economic difficulties for institutions (The Great Contraction). As universities try to draw students back to campus, there are growing public fears that students have little regard for COVID restrictions, thereby resulting in a souring of the vital relationship between the city and its universities (For town and gown, a pandemic pressure test) (Media Sources on the IPSAPortal).
 
 
 
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Опубликовано: 26.04.21