• 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.
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  • 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

    • April 29, 2015

      If you are not big enough pick a strategy: Bandwagoning-Balancing-Hedging


      Today my question is ‘how do small states cope with great power?’ Exploring various types of responses of the secondary states to a great power (or to a rising power or to a hegemonic power) I try to brief three core strategies, namely bandwagoning, power balancing and hedging. Next week, I
    • April 29, 2015

      The New Gallipoli Campaign: Turkey’s Secular Strife


      One hundred years ago two days ago, the 25th of April 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps 3rd Infantry Brigade landed at a small cove on the Turkish Gallipoli peninsula. Backed by British support in the grand plan of the then First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill the Gallipoli
    • April 25, 2015

      D. Bohle & B. Greskovits’ Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery: A book review


      To paraphrase Daniel Chirot the simple catchphrase used to describe the events of 1989 as a fall of communism yields remarkably little about any implications and short-term effects in political strategies to deal with the obvious transformations brought about by these events (1999, 20). It is
    • April 25, 2015

      Imaginary Borders: The Interdisciplinary Dynamics of Illegal Immigration into Europe


      Prologue You’re a Somali. You’re 22. You live in a family of eight. You have no chances of mobility, no opportunities to better your socio-economic status, no hope in life. You’re persecuted, you’re in misery, you’re in poverty. You’re thinking about leaving your country, in search
    • April 24, 2015

      TTIP: What is it, what are its contents, and who benefits from it?


      Promises of prosperity, welfare, employment opportunities and economic growth are made by the negotiators and proponents of the free trade treaty between the United States and the European Union. But are they right? What is the agreement exactly about? What is its purpose? And whose interests are