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. Between 2015-2016, Michael Valdivieso (Universidad San Francsico de Quito, Ecuador) was the Editor-in-Chief of ADV. ADV falls under the administration of the IAPSS Academic Department and is currently led by Stephanie Kramer (University of Amsterdam).
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.