• 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.
  • Recent IAPSS News

    • March 23, 2015

      Call for Applications: Study Trip Coordinator


      Call for Applications for a Study Trip Coordinator of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) Deadline for Applications: April 10th 2015 In 2013, the International Association for Political Science (IAPSS) started organizing Study Trips to destinations with high
    • March 5, 2015

      IAPSS Autumn Convention Prep-Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic


      On Saturday, February 28, 2015 the IAPSS Congress Management team met in Prague to discuss the preparations for the Autumn Convention 2015. This Convention with the theme “News Threats to Security” will take place from September 21 until 25 in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Whereas
    • February 25, 2015

      Call for Applications: Editor for Journal of Political Theory and Analysis (JPTA)


      The International Association for Political Science Students is herewith launching a Call for Applications for the position of Editor for the Journal of Political Theory and Analysis. The JPTA Editor is a position within the IAPSS Academic Department and will work closely with the Head of the
    • February 12, 2015

      Call for Abstracts: PSA Panel at IAPSS World Congress 2015


      Call for Abstracts: PSA Panel at IAPSS World Congress 2015 In association with the IAPSS, the PSA Postgraduate Network Committee are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for a special panel at the  IAPSS World Congress, London April 2015. Abstracts are sought relating to the theme of
    • February 7, 2015

      Call for Applications: Head of Events Department


      Call for Applications for Head of Events Department of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS), is looking for an ambitious, motivated and internationally orientated student willing to fulfill our
  • A Different View Articles

    • March 24, 2015

      Turkish democracy: The context matters


      I do study political science, yet I am not an expert on Turkish politics per se. Moreover, personally I am not one of those who is fond of talking Turkish politics in general since I find it quite distracting and polarizing. But whenever I receive some friends abroad as guest here in Istanbul,
    • March 23, 2015

      What do recent scandals tell us about the state of politics in Chile?


      Chile, often claimed as exemplary democracy and one of the least corrupt countries in Latin America, has recently been shook by some of the mayor corruption scandals known to the post-dictatorship period. Certainly, even though there are few that doubt the existence of corruption, the exposure of
    • March 23, 2015

      The Greek bail-out negotiations: The moral dimension of debt


      Editor’s Note: This article is written by our guest contributors Jaakko Hillo[1] and Amy Dunne.[2] “For us it is a moral and humanitarian priority to repay the debt to the people who suffer, this is our primary debt.” - Alexis Tsipras, 17th February 2015 The plight of Greek
    • March 23, 2015

      Perhaps democracy was not meant for Africa


      Since the 1990s, most African countries turned to democracy to overturn the negative effects of authoritarianism in the previous decades. However, the democratisation process in Africa has not fared well because 2 decades later, the continent is marred by human rights abuses, ethnic conflicts and
    • March 22, 2015

      The rise of Neoliberalism: Whatever happened to trade unions?


      The period which followed the Second World War (known as “The Golden Age of Capitalism”) can be characterised as an economic paradigm of thought and practice. The aftermath of the Great Depression of 1930 and the devastation of the World War itself influenced the general perception over the