A Different View (ADV) is the popular-scientific blog of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS). Formerly an online magazine, ADV was relaunched as a blog by July 2013 under the direction of Iva Kopraleva (University of Sofia, Bulgaria) as its first Editor-in-Chief. A year after, John Raymond Jison (University of the Philippines, Manila) succeeded Iva and continued the developments she has introduced for the blog. Currently, ADV falls under the administration of the IAPSS Academic Department and is led by Michael Valdivieso (Universidad San Francsico de Quito, Ecuador).
As one of the largest student-run blogs, ADV publishes articles dealing with all facets of political theory, foreign policy and international relations, among others. While ADV provides analytical and up-to-date commentary of political issues around the world as well as recent developments in the field of political science, it is not just limited to academia but extends to real-world developments and crises. IAPSS envisions ADV as a place for discussions and free flow of ideas, and an avenue where readers can gain a better understanding of cross-cultural affairs and how politics deeply affects the interactions between and among states as well as individuals.
With a diverse pool of authorship, ADV is an important platform for political science enthusiasts, one which enables and facilitates the sharing of opinions on different issues. ADV is a very much formidable platform for exchanging ideas and perspectives, improving academic writing skills and making convincing points of view about various subjects of utmost importance.