• 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

    • May 17, 2015

      The IAPSS Elections 2015: Elect your Executive & Supervisory Committee


      All members of IAPSS are invited to participate in the elections of the IAPSS Executive Committee and the IAPSS Supervisory Committee for the legislative mandate of 2015-2016. For the first time since the foundation of IAPSS, all individual and
    • May 10, 2015

      3rd IAPSS Study Trip to Brussels: a Recap


      Between April 27 and 29 IAPSS organised a study trip to Brussels. This was already the third trip to this destination and it will be repeated next year again, as this destination is always a popular one. The purpose of the trip was to learn more
    • May 4, 2015

      Call for Applications: IAPSS Seasonal Schools Coordinator


      Call for Applications for the position of Seasonal School Coordinator of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) Deadline for Applications: May 17, 2015 At the beginning of this year, the first IAPSS Winter School –
    • May 4, 2015

      Call for Applications: IAPSS Media Coordinator


      Call for Applications for the position of Media Coordinator of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) Deadline for Applications: May 17th, 2015 The International Association for Political Science Students is herewith
    • May 3, 2015

      Call for Papers: IAPSS Panel at the ISA Annual Convention 2016


      IAPSS Panels on “Challenging Democracy” at the 57th Annual Convention “Exploring Peace” of the International Studies Association (ISA) 16 – 19 March, 2016 | Atlanta, United States Deadline for Submissions: May 17, 2015 As every year,
  • Latest ADV articles

    • May 25, 2015

      Regional Peace in Latin America


      From the second half of the XIX century, some areas of the world have progressively and rapidly become peaceful. This trend is evident when considering Latin America. Indeed, between XIX and XX century only fourteen inter-state wars occurred in this
    • May 24, 2015

      Hedging in East Asia: Japan’s Double-edged Sword


      In my last entry about exploring various types of responses of the secondary states to a great power (namely bandwagoning, power balancing and hedging), I have pointed out that hedging as a secondary power strategy is one of the most seen
    • May 17, 2015

      The Syrian Civil War and the Indifference of the International Community


      For more than 4000 years Palmyra/Tadmur has been a central place in Syrian society and identity.  Now it is at the brink of destruction by Islamic State. Not only the physical ruins, but with it also the Syrian history, culture, society and
    • May 15, 2015

      Gorbachev, Perestroika and Transition


      Soviet Union, in its last years, was abundant with (economic) problems. Center planned, industrial Soviet economy just could not keep up with, as Charles Ziegler in his book “The History of Russia” puts it, dynamic computer and
    • May 13, 2015

      The Ambassador: The silent colonisation of Africa’s natural resources


      Viewing the degree of corruption in Africa through the lens of Mads Brugger’s 2011 documentary ‘The Ambassador’, reveals how ambassadorial privileges are bought by European business men to extricate diamonds out of Africa. Although