• 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

    • April 1, 2015

      Mind games, the Islamic State, and why the West is failing


      The Islamic State is winning. The discovery that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL is 10 years old is a horrifying one. Created as an umbrella organization for Al ­Qaeda in Iraq, ISIL rose to the forefront of media attention in 2013 when it merged with the Syrian al ­Nusra Front
    • March 30, 2015

      To Transition!? Review of Governance Panarchy in the New Transformation


      I invented a word:
    • March 30, 2015

      Globalization and its impact on women in developing countries


      Within the past two decades, globalization has had a huge impact on the lives of women in developing nations. Globalization may be denoted as a complex economic, political, cultural, and geographic process in which the mobility of capital, organizations, ideas, discourses, and peoples has taken a
    • March 27, 2015

      Money Politics (Part II): What are the super PACs?


      In the first part of this serial of articles (Money Always Comes with Strings Attached) we examined the general role of money in the election process in the USA and concluded that it has a huge impact and relevance. We proposed a solution (public financing of elections) for that specific situation,
    • 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,