• About the International Association for Political Science Students

    The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is a platform for political science students and students interested in political science issues. The association is international, politically independent, non-profit and student-run, and aims to have global impact in the political science sphere. The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is the only organization representing students of political science and related studies – worldwide. IAPSS seeks to strengthen the academic profile and methodological skills, to broaden the global understanding of the discipline of political science.


  • IAPSS Membership

    Membership comes already at 15EUR/year, with reduced rates for those students that come from less privileged backgrounds.
  • Latest IAPSS News

    • September 1, 2015

      Call for Papers: IAPSS Panels on “Challenging Democracy” at the IPSA World Congress

      IAPSS Panels on “Challenging Democracy” at the 24th World Congress of Political Science of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) 23 – 28 July 2016 | Istanbul, Turkey Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 25 September 2015
    • August 30, 2015

      First IAPSS Summer School in Venice successfully conducted!

      From August 10th to 21st the International Association for Political Sciences Students has conducted its first summer school in collaboration with Venice International University in the heart of the Venetian Lagoon. 27 participants from 20 countries
    • August 11, 2015

      IAPSS Study Trip to Georgia: ”Our First Study Trip to a Post-Soviet Country. ”

      Our Study Trip to Georgia brought together 24 motivated and interested students from Europe and Central Asia. From July 19 until 26, the group learnt more about the “Challenges to a Young Democracy at the Edge of Europe”. The participants had
    • July 2, 2015

      Call for Applications: Media Coordinator

      Call for Applications for Media Coordinator of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS)  Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2015 The International Association for Political Science Students is herewith calling for
    • June 26, 2015

      IAPSS Represented in Ukraine

      On May 14 and 15, 2015, IAPSS Ukraine held its Fifth National Convention at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. The Convention gathered students from all over Ukraine to discuss “Global Challenges in Eurasia: Prospects for
  • Latest ADV articles

    • September 1, 2015

      Not the Change we want, but the Change we Need: the UN Convention on Refugees

      Amidst growing media and public concern relating to the widespread plight of refugees, inching in media rhetoric from the tentative ‘refugee question’ to a now  unavoidable political crisis for developed governments, the UN Convention and
    • September 1, 2015

      The European Union – a complicated story

          Political system of the European Union (further in text: EU) is being labeled as sui generis political system. That associate us on its high dynamics and, of course, the specific developmental path. Thesis and purpose of this article
    • August 21, 2015

      Rethinking the issue of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Africa: The Struggle for Equality

      Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is one of the main topics that has recently been central to many debates. While the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community has made great strides in advancing their rights in some
    • August 20, 2015

      The deal that changed the region!

      Eric Hobsbawm once said that it is both interesting and difficult to write the history of the era you lived through. It is indeed both interesting and difficult the write about the historical moment that we lived through in our life time, events we
    • August 15, 2015

      Ecuador: Desperate times call for desperate measures

      For quite some time political instability has been the constant trait of Ecuador. At first, small gatherings began to occur in the capital city as a sign of opposition to bills that the ruling party was trying to adopt at the National Assembly.