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Message from the IPSA RC03 Chair: Important meeting in Poznań- July 27, Poznań Congress Center, Pavilion 14 (PCC-14) - 3.B

Dear members of IPSA RC03 and participants in the 2016 RC03 Sessions at the IPSA World Congress,

The time for the IPSA World Congress is approaching fast and I am looking forward to meet all of you there. RC03 will hold a business meeting on the 27th July, at 15:30, in Poznań Congress Center, Pavilion 14 (PCC-14) - 3.B. You are all invited to attend this important meeting.

RC03 needs to renew its Executive Board. Currently, the EB of RC03 consists of Chair (Carlos Closa) Vice-Chair (Amy Verdum) and six members (Sergio Fabbrini, Yvonne Galligan, Berthold Rittberger, Thomas Christiansen, Sophie Meunier Aitsahalia, Ken Endo, Caroline della Porte and Philomena Murray). Anyone who volunteers for servicing at the Board, please, let me know (dropping an email). RC03 membership changes between each WC, so please, bear in mind that members of the EB are expected, at a minimum, to attend the next WC to be held in 2018 in Australia and to organize at least a panel there. Please, do also bear in mind that these are not paid positions and no travel or events budget is available under RC03.

Looking forward to meet all of you in Poznan,

Carlos Closa.


List of IPSA RC03 Panels- 24th World Congress of Political Science, July 23-28, 2016 | Poznań, Poland

List of IPSA RC03 Panels- 24th World Congress of Political Science, Poznań 2016:


REMINDER: Registration Deadline for Research Methods Courses - July 15

This is the final reminder for those who are interested in Research Method Courses (RMC). The extended registration deadline is July 15, 2016.

Registration details are available on  Research Method Courses page. One-day research methods courses (RMC) will be offered on July 23, the day before the IPSA World Congress at the Morasko Campus of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. These courses offer state of the art information about recent advances in research methods in different fields. They should bring together both junior and senior scholars interested in these fields and their recent developments enhancing their respective research networks.


New Options on the IPSA Profile: Membership Status

We are pleased to announce that the IPSA online profile now features new options. From now on, you can consult the IPSA online profile section marked “My Membership”/ “Status & Benefits” to find the following:

  • Membership status: See what type of membership you have and when it expires;
  • See if you are subscribed to the International Political Science Abstracts and print versions of World Political Science and the International Political Science Review;
  • Consult your membership receipt;
  • See all your member benefits and access publisher discounts;Get your exclusive course code for the IPSAMOOCS.
  • http://www.ipsa.org/news/news/new-options-ipsa-profile-membership-status


Poznań will host the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science

The IPSA Executive Committee has selected the historic city of Poznań as the new host city for the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science to be held at the Poznań Congress Center from 23 to 28 of July, 2016. It will be the first IPSA World Congress to be held in Eastern Europe.


Please note that the main theme of the Congress will not change and all accepted panels and papers will be maintained in what is an outstanding Congress Program.

Congress Registration

Early-bird registration for WC2016 is available until April 13. ALL participants, including session chairs, panel chairs, discussants and paper givers, must register to attend the congress. All participants must be IPSA members in order to register.

Registration details are available on the IPSA Congress registration page.

Refund Policy

All cancellations must be sent in writing to the IPSA Secretariat at wc2016@ipsa.org

If you completed your registration before 25 February 2016 and no longer wish to attend the Congress, we will refund 100% of your registration fee.
Please note: membership fees are non-refundable. New and renewed membership will continue to be valid, even if registration to the World Congress is cancelled.

The regular Refund Policy will apply to registrations completed after 25 February 2016.


Please check with your airline for options on cancellation or change of destination. Your credit card provider may also offer Trip Cancellation insurance. Unfortunately, IPSA is unable to offer refunds for flights that have already been booked to Istanbul.

Cancellations and Withdrawals

If you can no longer participate in the IPSA World Congress and wish to withdraw your name from the program, please notify us by sending an email to wc2016@ipsa.org


Jean Monnet Module at the Law School of UCLan Cyprus under the Erasmus+ programme 2014-2020

UCLan Cyprus is happy to announce the commencement of a Jean Monnet Module entitled "The Law of Financial and Economic Governance in the EU" run by Dr. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou of the School of Law as Module Leader and Academic Coordinator. The University was among the successful candidates selected by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Union to run Jean Monnet Activities at prestigious institutions in the field of European integration around the world for the period 2014-2017. It is also the first time that a Jean Monnet Module is offered by a law school in Cyprus. The Module aims at developing a specialised and unique focus in EU law, within the framework of the LLM curriculum delivered by the School of Law. This focus will be based primarily upon research-informed teaching on the law and governance of finance and economic policy in the EU, in the global and multidimensional context of the financial and sovereign debt crisis in the EU and beyond, and will promote an interdisciplinary approach. New technologies will be used throughout and include a whole range of online support tools available on campus and remotely. This module will also give the opportunity to students, professionals and the wider public to take part in expert seminars, guest lectures, roundtable discussions and a conference on the topic, as well as to contribute to an open access online platform, to be created and supported by the Module.



CfA: Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences 2016

The "Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences – Linking Theory and Empirical Research" seeks to promote young researchers by strengthening their methodological understanding in linking theory and empirical research.

"The summer school consists of a two-week program with varied teaching and learning formats. While in the first week we tackle the key methodological challenges that arise in almost all research efforts, the second week is devoted to their consideration within concrete fields of social research. The modules of the first and second week follow a certain didactical course respectively.

Each module of the first week starts with a double lecture reflecting different or complementary methodological positions on the issue under consideration - represented by two international experts in each case who will also briefly comment on each others approach. In the next step participants work on assignments in four smaller groups and discuss the lectures. This is followed by two workshops in two groups with the respective lecturers that focus on the implications for research designs. Here, the lectures and assignments can be discussed with the lecturers more deeply. Each module ends with an offer for short one-to-one consultations with the respective lecturers. Each participant can have at least one consultation within the first week.

The modules of the second week are taking two steps within each thematic group of participants. In the first step the Berlin-based experts give an introduction that relates the considerations of the first week to the respective substantial field of research. In the second, all participants have the opportunity to present and discuss their current research project in depth and to receive feedback and hands-on advice for the methodological challenges arising in their research."




News: Extended deadline for closed panel submission IPSA World Congress on Political Science 2016- OCTOBER 14

News - EXTENDED DEADLINE - You have until OCTOBER 14 to Submit your Closed Panel/Paper Proposal for WC2016/REPORT DE LA DATE LIMITE - Vous avez maintenant jusqu'au 14 OCTOBRE pour soumettre votre proposition de panel fermé/communication pour le WC2016 http://ift.tt/1j9GJui


"Routledge Handbook of European Elections"- Edited by Donatella M. Viola

The Routledge Handbook of European Elections, edited by Donatella M Viola and foreworded by J.H.H. Weiler, explores the multifaceted dimension of the European Parliament’s (EP) electoral contests across the European Community and European Union since 1979. After setting a general empirical and theoretical framework, this collaborative project presents original contributions from 
leading experts in the field. Each case study adheres to a common template that makes it easy to compare data, methodology and outcomes.

The volume aims to enhance readers’ understanding of the European Parliament and revive their interest in the European integration
process. By providing a wide range of national and European facts and figures, this investigation represents a comprehensive reference guide to scholars, practitioners and students of the European Parliament, European elections, political parties, European Union, comparative politics.




Two-year postdoc fellowship, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence

Two-year postdoc fellowship, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence

Application deadline: 11 September 2015

Requirements: Knowledge of content and text analysis and ability to 
develop computer-assisted analyses

Details here: http://www.sns.it/en/servizi/job/assegnidiricerca/assegno377/


LSE Fellow in Migration and EU Politics London School of Economics and Political Science - European Institute and Department of Government

LSE Fellow in Migration and EU Politics

London School of Economics and Political Science - European Institute and Department of Government




Young people - migration and socioeconomic situation

Migration is changing Europe and lies at the core of many debates in the context of globalisation, EU enlargement and the demographic and economic changes which the European Union is facing. Young people are a particularly vulnerable and over-represented group among migrants. This article analysis the current socioeconomic status of young persons examined by their country of birth through existing Zaragoza indicators on social inclusion together with some proposed new ones on education, employment and social inclusion of young people by country of birth.




Lecturer in International Politics University of Leicester - Politics and International Relations

Lecturer in International Politics
University of Leicester - Politics and International Relations



Seminar EUI: Citizenship in Regional Integration Organizations- Carlos Closa (EUI) and Daniela Vintila (University of Leicester)

EU citizenship represents, without any doubt, a paradigmatic example of the extent to which rights can derive from a supranational form of membership, thus being considered as the first systematic proof for the reconfiguration of the classic model of citizenship. However, is the citizenship of the Union unique in its character or, on the contrary, do other international organizations also grant similar legal entitlements to the nationals of their member states? If so, what kind of rights do these IOs recognize at the supranational level, to whom and under which conditions? Going even further, to what extent different regional integration schemes shape, in practice, a new paradigm of rights-based supranational citizenship? Can we identify similar mechanisms of policy convergence in the propensity of IOs to deepen in highly sensitive areas of regional cooperation such as citizenship? Why do regional organizations create this supranational status of rights? Drawing on an original dataset including a large number of international organizations (N=83), this paper discusses the above-mentioned questions from a cross-regional perspective.




Programa ComFuturo Convocatoria de ayudas de la Fundación General CSIC

La Fundación General CSIC lanza la primera convocatoria de su Programa ComFuturo, un programa de colaboóación público-privada que tiene por objeto dar respuesta al desempleo de jóvenes científicos altamente cualificados, captando el mejor talento joven investigador y haciendo posible que desarrolle proyectos de alcance en Centros e Institutos del CSIC, con el apoyo económico de entidades privadas.

Se dirige a: Jóvenes investigadores doctores que hayan obtenido el grado de doctor dentro de los últimos 12 años; en posesión de la nacionalidad española o de la residencia permanente en España.

Requisitos: Los proyectos de investigación deben ser innovadores, con alto potencial de aplicabilidad y transferencia al tejido productivo, y poder ejecutarse en un Centro o Instituto del CSIC apropiado.

Descripción: Contrato laboral de hasta tres años de duración para el investigador ComFuturo y una dotación para gastos asociados al desarrollo del proyecto de investigación.

Presentación de solicitudes: Hasta el 15/03/2015 a las 23:00 horas



Ikerbasque has launched a new international call to reinforce research and scientific career in the Basque Country:

. 15 positions for Promising Researchers Ikerbasque Research Fellows

o 5 year contracts

o PhD degree between Jan2005-Dec2012

o Support letter from the host group is mandatory

o Deadline: April 15th at 13:00 CET

For further information, please visit: www.ikerbasque.net


Call for a Guest Professor in European Economic Integrations, University of Prishtina, Kosovo

Call for a Guest Professor in European Economic Integrations

EU Winter School (EUWS), 19-23 January 2015

at University of Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo

EYCA Kosovo is looking for a Guest Professor with specialty in EU Competition Policy for its EU Winter School (EUWS) to be held between 19-23 January 2015 in collaboration with University of Prishtina. Guest Professor will teach one to two lectures per day between 5 days (it is possible to teach less days) and will receive an honorarium along with travel and accommodation expenses.

About EUWS

EYCA Kosovo will organize the 1st edition of the EU Winter School (EUWS 2015), The event will be held on 19-23 January 2015 in collaboration with University of Prishtina. This edition of the EUWS will consist of moderated debates, lectures, open discussions and practical work, provided by academics from European universities, YCS Alumni and local practitioners active in the area of European integration. It will be organised in cooperation with the EU Scholarship Schemeproject, with the support of the University of Prishtina, which will provide the premises.

The project targets last year undergraduate students of Economics, Law and Political Sciences from all universities in Kosovo. EUWS 2015 will consist of three days of academic lectures and two plenary sessions. EUWS 2015 builds upon its tradition of contributing to improve the academic offer available in Kosovo on EU Affairs and EU integration process, as well as providing an opportunity to network with EU academics, YCS alumni and practitioners otherwise not available to the students. It will also provide a unique opportunity to ca 40 undergraduate students to discuss EU and EU integration matters (both theoretically and practically) and network with leading professionals and academics.

Different from previous editions of the EU Summer School, this year’s EUWS will focus on a flagship topic, “EU Affairs and Europeanization of Kosovo’s Society, Economy and Politics through Accession”, by combining theoretical and practical aspects.

Possible topics to be covered by the Guest Professor:

Theoretical Background and Main Principles of the EU Competition Policy

EU Competition Policy: Constitutional and Legal Foundations (including WTO Rules), Institutions and Decision-Making Processes

EU Competition Policy in Practice: Globalization and Economies of Scale

Application of the EU Competition Policy and Acquis: the Role of the European Commission and the European Court of Justice and other Institutions

EU Competition Policy in the Context of EU Enlargement: Acquis Approximation, Institution-Building, Market Regulation and Economic Competitiveness

Expression of Interest:

Please send a CV to alejtin@universum-ks.org. Deadline: December 5, 2014.



Varieties of Democracy Institute- Call for Postdocs/Research Fellows

Varieties of Democracy Institute- Call for Postdocs/Research Fellows at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, who will join V-Dem and Governance and Local Development-G projects.


Some positions are funded by the Swedish Research Council-grant, others are funded by Wallenberg Academy Fellow and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond- grants.

Application deadline for all positions is January, 23 2015. For further information please contact: Professor Staffan I. Lindberg at staffan.i.lindberg@pol.gu.se or Head of Administration, Anna Engqvist at anna.engkvist@gu.se


15 PhD Fellowships/2 Post-doctoral Positions/1-2 Predoctoral Fellowships, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

15 PhD Fellowships/2 Post-doctoral Positions/1-2 Predoctoral Fellowships, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)


Application Deadline: 15 February, 2015

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. program. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. Fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports its doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English.

Successful applicants will pursue a topic in one of BIGSSS’ three Thematic Fields:

• Global Governance and Regional Integration • Welfare State, Inequality, and Quality of Life • Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts

12 – 15 Ph.D. Stipends/Fellowships

BIGSSS seeks candidates with strong academic abilities and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, or psychology. Applicants with a degree in related social science disciplines are also welcome. We offer Ph.D. stipends of € 1300/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year.

2 Postdoctoral Positions

We seek candidates pursuing English-language publication projects based either on their dissertations or new research. Postdoctoral positions are paid in line with TVL E13 and may be taken up for a period between 6 and 24 months. The competition is open to candidates who have received a doctorate in political science, sociology, psychology, or related social science disciplines within the last three years. Applicants need to have graduated prior to commencing their postdoctoral stay.

1-2 Predoctoral Fellowships for Graduates of Bachelor Programs

Additionally, BIGSSS offers up to two stipends of € 800/month for particularly talented BA or BSc graduates. After fulfilling some course requirements and having their proposals accepted within the first year, candidates can switch into the regular three year program.

More information as well as lists of required application materials can be found at www.bigsss-bremen.de. For additional inquiries, please check the online FAQ and feel free to contact our admissions officer at admissions-officer@bigsss-bremen.de.


Call for Applications Scholarships in Political Science, Central European University

Call for Applications Scholarships in Political Science, Central European University


CEU graduate students and faculty from around the world come together in Budapest to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.

Programs offered · Master of Arts in Political Science / 1 Year · Master of Arts in Political Science / 2 Years · Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science

Select Areas of Research · Political institutions · Parties, elections, and voting · Comparative political economy · Constitutional theory · Media and political communication · Analytical and normative political theory · Political sociology · European politics / democratization

Deadline for applications: February 1, 2015.

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