IPSA Newsletter, September 2021

IPSA NEWSLETTER - September 2021
IPSA invites you to its free Pre-APSA Annual Meeting Workshop, titled The Importance of Developing Ties between Political Science Associations, on Monday, 27 September, from 16:00 to 17:45 (UTC). IPSA President Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes will chair the online workshop with the participation of the following prominent scholars:
  • Prof. Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University, APSA President
  • Prof. Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, University of Essex, ISA President
  • Prof. Rodney Hero, Arizona State University, former IPSA Vice-President and former APSA President
  • Prof. Dr. Marianne Kneuer, University of Hildesheim, IPSA Past President
  • Prof. Helen V. Milner, Princeton University, former IPSA and APSA President
The workshop will be held online and broadcast on Zoom. The event is free of charge, but advance online registration is required.
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The 26th IPSA World Congress of Political Science drew 2,625 participants, the second-highest turnout in the history of this international event. Despite the postponement of the Congress and the challenges that emerged due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virtual Congress was a great success.
Over the six Congress days from 10 to 15 July 2021, we had:
  • 2,625 participants in the program from 99 countries;
  • 76 volunteers from 28 countries;
  • A record number of papers, 2,363 presented in 602 panels. 
  • The highest representation of women with 46.6%.
Record Contribution to the Global South Solidarity Fund!
We also would like to thank the 800 participants who contributed to the Global South Solidarity Fund! We are pleased to announce that the Global South Solidarity Fund received the total amount of US$36,640 in donations from the WC2021 solidarity registrations, which will be used to assist colleagues in financial need to attend future IPSA World Congresses.
Post-Congress Update
IPSA World Congress Satisfaction Survey: Participants who attended the 2021 Virtual Congress are invited to complete the Satisfaction Survey before 30 September 2021 and have their name entered in a draw for one (1) of five (5) FREE registrations to the 2023 World Congress in Buenos Aires.
Access the Certificates, Letters of Participation, Registration receipts and Papers by 15 October: All Congress-related documents such as the certificate of attendance, the letter of participation and the registration receipt are available in the participant's user account [My Congress] until 15 October 2021 on the Congress website which will be shut down after this date.
Visit and log into the Online Paper Room until 15 October 2021 to download full papers presented at the World Congress. Only papers submitted by their authors are available. After this date, the papers will be moved to IPSA’s Conference Proceedings Library.
IPSA once again has a strong representation at the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting, which will be held in Seattle from 30 September to 3 October. IPSA will be represented at the meeting by IPSA President Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes and Executive Director Dr. Kim Fontaine-Skronski.
Mathieu St-Laurent, Senior Director - Membership, Communication and Strategy, will also staff a booth to liaise with APSA delegates by providing information on the 2023 IPSA World Congress in Buenos Aires and on services offered by IPSA.
IPSA Panel
IPSA will also present an online panel chaired by IPSA Executive Committee member Dr. Umut Korkut, under the theme Radicalization and De-radicalization as Processes and the Role of the State on Wednesday, 29 September, from 13:00 to 14:30 (UTC).
Deadline: 30 September
Panel convenors and chairs can nominate outstanding papers, presented by new scholars at the 26th Virtual IPSA World Congress of Political Science, for the Francesco Kjellberg Award for Outstanding Papers Presented by New Scholars. The recipient will be offered a complimentary two-year IPSA membership and a prize of US$1,000 upon attendance at the 27th IPSA World Congress.
Panel convenors and chairs are invited to submit nominations by completing the online nomination form by 30 September.
For more information, please visit the Francesco Kjellberg Award page.
IPSA and Antalya Bilim University (ABU) have successfully organized the 2nd edition of the IPSA-ABU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods, held virtually from 30 August to 10 September 2021.
The IPSA-ABU Summer School had a high international profile, with 24 participants joining from different parts of the world. The School offered advanced training for graduate students and academics intent on strengthening their methodological skills.
This year, the summer school went virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants showed significant interest in the content analysis courses as a result of practical issues related to conducting more participatory research.
On the occasion of IPSA’s 70th and ECPR’s 50th anniversary, we launched a new profile of political science by launching a global survey. The ECPR-IPSA World of Political Science Survey (WPS) aims to understand our profession and the challenges we face. In late 2019, the WPS Survey collected the views, characteristics and experiences of some 2,500 political scientists across more than 100 countries. It was conducted by Prof. Pippa Norris (the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard Kennedy School) with the help of ECPR and IPSA.
The dataset generated a series of articles, including Cancel Culture: Myth or Reality? by Prof. Norris, which was published in Political Studies. The article looks at whether there is evidence of this phenomenon in our discipline.
FOR 2022
Explore the many advantages and services of becoming an IPSA member and renew your membership for 2022 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
University of London, UK
Deadline: 27 Sept
University of Vienna, Austira
Deadline: 29 Sept
Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Deadline: 30 Sept
The University of British Columbia, Canada
Deadline: 1 Oct
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Deadline: 1 Oct
New York University Abu Dhabi
Deadline: 1 Oct
Texas State University, United States
Deadline: 15 Oct
McGill University, Canada
Deadline: 25 Oct
The University of Antwerp, Belgium
Deadline: 1 Dec
Events, Call for Proposals, Awards
21 Sept
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Poznań, Poland
9-10 Dec
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3-4 February 2022
Call for Proposal (Journal)
Deadline: 30 Sept
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Deadline: 31 Jan 2022
Call for Proposal (Book Chapter)
Deadline: 26 Oct
Deadline: 1 Dec
Deadline: 30 Nov
Deadline: 14 Jan 2022
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1. Institutional initiatives aimed at creating new standards for safe and accountable online environments continue to spring up in Western democracies. The recently published EU Digital Services Act attempts to regulate obligations and accountability among intermediaries across the single market in order to strike a balance between the will to enhance digital services across borders and the need for increased protection to all users, regardless of where they live in the EU. This is one of the key elements in the European Democracy Action Plan founded on three pillars: 1) Protection of the integrity of elections and promotion of democratic participation; 2) Strengthening of media freedom and pluralism, and 3) Fight against disinformation. (Official Records on the IPSAPortal).
2. Threats to individual privacy and freedom stemming from the sharing and de-localization of personal data now occupy a central place in the current media and research agenda. In the last few weeks, the spotlight was on a small Israeli company called NSO. Its software, Pegasus, is ultra-sophisticated spyware, sold “only to government intelligence and law-enforcement agencies” to help them “prevent terrorism, break up criminal operations, find missing people and assist search and rescue teams.” After more than 50,000 phone numbers were leaked and allegedly entered into a system that Pegasus uses for targeting, Amnesty International, in collaboration with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and 16 media organizations (including The Guardian), launched The Pegasus Project aimed at uncovering the data breach. (Thematic Networks on the IPSAPortal).
3. The shift to online human activities during the pandemic has resulted in increased monitoring of individual activities. In the era of distance working, remote surveillance software like Sneek – also known as “tattleware” or “bossware” – has grown in popularity as companies seek to create “work from home” policy guidelines during the pandemic. ActivTrak reports that its client base has grown from 50 to 9,000 customers over the past year. Big-name tech companies like Zoom have also dipped their toes into the spy game, with varying degrees of success. In-depth analysis in the Guardian reveals the two sides of these new technologies: accountability vs corporate snooping. (Media Sources on the IPSAPortal).
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Опубликовано: 13.10.21