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April 2014

CEPOS: Fourth International Conference: After Communism: East and West Under Scrutiny

Sponsor: Center of Post-Communist Political Studies
Dates: 04/04/14-04/05/14
Proposal or Application Due: 03/20/14
Registration Deadline: 04/05/14
Location: 57 Unirii Street, Dolj, Romania
Website: http://www.cepos.eu/upcoming.html

Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science

Sponsor: Department Politics and Government
Dates: 04/04/14
Proposal or Application Due: 03/03/14
Registration Deadline: 04/04/14
Location: Normal, Illinois, United States
Website: http://pol.illinoisstate.edu/current/conferences/

APSA Africa Alumni Networking Workshop Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

Sponsor: APSA Africa Alumni Networking Workshop
Dates: 04/06/14-04/08/14
Proposal or Application Due: 02/15/14
Location: Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
Website: None provided

WVSU - CBSC: 21st Century Agenda for Human Rights Theory and Practice

Sponsor: West Virginia State University College of Business and Social Sciences, in collaboration with the National Center for Human Relations
Dates: 04/10/14-04/12/14
Proposal or Application Due: 01/15/14
Registration Deadline: 04/10/14
Location: Institute, WV, United States
Website: http://www.wvstateu.edu/Academics/Colleges/College-of-Business-and-Social-Sciences/CBSS-Human-Rights-Conference.aspx

MPSURC: 23rd Annual Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference

Sponsor: Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference
Dates: 04/11/14-04/12/14
Proposal or Application Due: 03/17/14
Registration Deadline: 04/01/14
Location: 8700 N.W. River Park Drive, Missouri, United States
Website: http://public.wartburg.edu/mpsurc/

PPSA: 75th Annual Meeting

Sponsor: Pennsylvania Political Science Association
Dates: 04/11/14-04/12/14
Proposal or Application Due: 02/07/14
Registration Deadline: 04/02/14
Location: Middletown, PA, United States
Website: http://community.lhup.edu/sberard/ppsa/

PSA: PSA 64th Annual International Conference

Sponsor: Political Studies Association
Dates: 04/14/14-04/16/14
Location: Peter Street
Website: https://www.psa.ac.uk/conference/2014-conference

Eurasian Peace Science Conference

Sponsor: Koc University
Dates: 04/24/14-04/27/14
Proposal or Application Due: 01/31/14
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Website: http://conflictstudiescenter.ku.edu.tr/upcoming_conference.html

NEPSA: New England Political Science Annual Meeting (2014)

Sponsor: New England Political Science Association
Dates: 04/24/14-04/26/14
Proposal or Application Due: 12/13/13
Location: 14 The Green, Woodstock, VT, United States
Website: http://nepsanet.org/

New Frontiers in Ethics

Sponsor: University of Toronto Centre for Ethics
Dates: 04/25/14-04/26/14
Proposal or Application Due: 01/17/14
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Website: http://ethics.utoronto.ca

Funding and Grants

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APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship

Sponsor: American Political Science Association
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Scholarship
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: /content_6327.cfm

APSA Minority Fellows Program

Sponsor: American Political Science Association
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: /content_3284.cfm

APSA Congressional Fellowship Program

Sponsor: American Political Science Association
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: /content_3031.cfm?navID=41

APSA Small Research Grant Program

Sponsor: American Political Science Association
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: /content_9222.cfm

APSA Public Administration Section Paul A. Volcker Endowment for Public Service Research and Education

Sponsor: American Political Science Association
APSA Organized Section: yes
Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: /content_6340.cfm

FDD FDD Conflict Studies Fellowship, Israel

Sponsor: Foundation for Defense of Democracies
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.defenddemocracy.org/project/campus-programs/

FDD FDD Conflict Studies Academic Fellowship, Israel

Sponsor: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.defenddemocracy.org/project/campus-programs/

Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program

Sponsor: Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.philanthropy.org/programs/intnl_fellows_program.html

ACSC Raymond W. Smock Fellowship

Sponsor: Association of Centers for the Study of Congress
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.congresscenters.org/awards

Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award

Sponsor: The Gerald R. Ford Library
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Award

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/fsa.asp

Calls for Submissions

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American Political Science Review

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: American Political Science Review

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/apsr/

Description: 

The American Political Science Review is the leading journal of political science research in the world. APSR has been in continuous circulation for over 100 years. APSR presents peer-reviewed research articles by political scientists of all subfields.

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Journal of Experimental Research

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Journal of Experimental Research

Sponsor: Experimental Research Section

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: None provided

Description: 

The Journal of Experimental Political Science (JEPS) features research – be it theoretical, empirical, methodological, or some combination thereof - that utilizes experimental methods or experimental reasoning based on naturally occurring data. We define experimental methods broadly: research featuring random (or quasi-random) assignment of subjects to different treatments in an effort to isolate causal relationships between variables of interest. JEPS embraces all of the different types of experiments carried out as part of political science research, including survey experiments, laboratory experiments, field experiments, lab experiments in the field, natural and neurological experiments.

We invite authors to submit concise articles (around 2500 words) that immediately address the subject of the research (although in certain cases initial submissions can be longer than this limit with the understanding that if accepted the paper will be shortened within the word constraints). We do not require lengthy explanations regarding and justifications of the experimental method. Nor do we expect extensive literature reviews of pros and cons of the methodological approaches involved in the experiment unless the goal of the article is to explore these methodological issues. We expect readers to be familiar with experimental methods and therefore to not need pages of literature reviews to be convinced that experimental methods are a legitimate methodological approach. We also consider more lengthy articles in appropriate cases, as in the following examples: when a new experimental method or approach is being introduced and discussed, when a meta-analysis of existing experimental research is provided, or when new theoretical results are being evaluated through experimentation and the theoretical results are previously unpublished. Finally, we strongly encourage authors to submit null or inconsistent results from well-designed, executed, and analyzed experiments as well as replication studies of earlier experiments.

Submission Information:

Journal of Law and Courts

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Journal of Law and Courts

Sponsor: Law and Courts

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.jstor.org/page/journal/jlawcourts/forAuthor.html

Description: 

The new peer-reviewed Journal of Law and Courts (JLC) aims to be the premier journal for members of the law and courts intellectual community in terms of quality and scope of articles and size and diversity of audience.

Sponsored by a political science organization but published for all scholars interested in legal institutions, actors, processes, and policy, JLC will be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in substance. Dedicated to combating intellectual fragmentation and promoting communication and fertilization across traditional boundaries, it will not emphasize a particular theoretical or methodological orientation. Published articles will tackle theoretical or empirical questions that strike a wide audience of scholars as important, employ highly rigorous arguments and methods, and be written in a manner interesting and accessible to scholars with perspectives different from the author’s.

JLC is published by the University of Chicago Press in association with the Law and Courts Organized Section of the American Political Science Association.

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Journal of Law and Courts

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Journal of Law and Courts

Sponsor: Law and Courts

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/jlcourts/

Description: 

Journal of Law and Courts is currently seeking papers for publication. To submit your paper for consideration, or for inquiries regarding journal scope and submission rules, e-mail the editorial office at [email protected] or visit
www.journals.uchicago.edu/JLC for more information.

The new peer-reviewed Journal of Law and Courts (JLC) aims to be the premier journal for members of the law and courts intellectual community in terms of quality and scope of articles and size and diversity of audience.

Sponsored by a political science organization but published for all scholars interested in legal institutions, actors, processes, and policy, JLC will be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in substance.

Dedicated to combating intellectual fragmentation and promoting communication and fertilization across traditional boundaries, it will not emphasize a particular theoretical or methodological orientation. Published articles will tackle substantively important theoretical or empirical questions, employ highly rigorous arguments and methods, and be written in a manner interesting and accessible to scholars with perspectives different from the authors’.

Submission Information:

Law and Politics Book Review

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Law and Politics Book Review

Sponsor: 

Publisher: Law and Courts

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.lpbr.net/p/stylesheet.html

Description: 

The Law and Politics Book Review is sponsored by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. Reviews are published frequently, and readers are notified by e-mail as new ones are available. The section has a membership of almost 900 and presently sends the Review to over 1,300 readers in 39 countries. The electronic medium enables us to review almost every book about the legal process and politics, to do longer reviews than are usually published, and to make the reviews available within six months of our receipt of the book.

LPBR Review Essays
The Law and Politics Book Review will consider for publication thematic essays that address important substantive, theoretical, or methodological issues of interest to its subscribers. An essay may rest on one or several books to develop its theme. The books may be recently published or out-of-print as long as they are readily available in university or college libraries.

The essays should appeal to the broad concerns of the Review’s subscribers. Individuals who wish to write an essay are encouraged to contact the Review’s Editor regarding the subject, orientation, and books that will be used for the essay. Manuscripts should run approximately 2500-5000 words in length, and essay drafts will be subject to review by the Editorial Board. Reviewers should follow our standard style in preparing reviews and review essays. Please refer to our publication guidelines and stylesheet for information.

Prospective authors should contact the LPBR Editor.

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Perspectives on Politics

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Perspectives on Politics

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/pop/

Description: 

Perspectives on Politics seeks to provide a space for broad and synthetic discussion within the political science profession and between the profession and the broader scholarly and reading publics. Perspectives aims to nurture a political science public sphere, publicizing important scholarly topics, ideas, and innovations, linking scholarly authors and readers, and promoting broad reflexive discussion among political scientists about the work that we do and why this work matters.

Editor-in-Chief: Jeffrey C. Isaac, Indiana University

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Politics and Religion

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Politics and Religion

Sponsor: Religion and Politics, APSA Organized Section

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/prj

Description: 

POLITICS and RELIGION
Politics and Religion provides original research into all aspects of the relationship between politics and religion around the world. The impact of religion on political attitudes, decision-making, and public policy development is analyzed, in topics ranging from abortion laws, sex education in schools, and stem cell research to transnational terrorism, morality, social justice, and human rights.

Politics and Religion is multidisciplinary and international in scope, with contributions coming from all relevant areas, including political science, law, philosophy, sociology, history, area studies, and economics. Studies of public religion, secular-religious conflicts, and political divisions within a religion from within and outside the Judeo-Christian tradition, including works from Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and scholars of Eastern traditions are especially welcome. Book reviews are also be part of the journals coverage.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS
•Manuscripts may only be submitted via the online editorial manager website:
http://www.editorialmanager.com/prj
•Manuscripts appearing in Politics & Religion are normally 35 pages including text, tables and figures, references, and appendices (9,000 words maximum); only under unusual conditions will the editors allow longer manuscripts to appear. Appendices may be placed on a website for publication in order to conform to the page limits, but must be included for review.
•The entire manuscript (including notes and references) must be double-spaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman or Garamond).
•The author must attach a separate file containing a title page, with his or her full contact information (including email address, telephone number and institutional affiliation) and an abstract of 150 words or less.
•For general guidelines for preparing a manuscript for submission, please refer to the APSA Style Manual for Political Science (rev. ed. 2001).

Submission Information:

PS: Political Science & Politics

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: PS: Political Science & Politics

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/ps

Description: 

PS: Political Science & Politics is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on contemporary politics, teaching, and the discipline. PS is also APSA’s journal of record for the profession.

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Publius: The Journal of Federalism

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Publius: The Journal of Federalism

Sponsor: Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations

Publisher: Oxford Journals

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://publius.oxfordjournals.org/

Description: 

Publius: The Journal of Federalism is the world’s leading journal devoted to federalism. It is required reading for scholars of many disciplines who want the latest developments, trends, and empirical and theoretical work on federalism and intergovernmental relations.

Publius is an international journal and is interested in publishing work on federalist systems throughout the world. Its goal is to publish the latest research from around the world on federalism theory and practice; the dynamics of federal systems; intergovernmental relations and administration; regional, state and provincial governance; and comparative federalism.

Publius encourages submission of manuscripts from many disciplines and a variety of methodological approaches to the study of federalism. Federalism is a dynamic, timely topic in the world today, and the scholarship in Publius aims to reflect core debates underway with theoretical and analytical research and to analyze intergovernmental implications of policy changes. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts.

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Brazilian Political Science Review

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Brazilian Political Science Review

Sponsor: 

Publisher: Brazilian Political Science Association

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: None provided

Description: 

The Brazilian Political Science Review is published by the Brazilian Political Science Association and is the only political science and international relations journal published in English in Brazil. The main goal of the BPSR is to support the diffusion of high-quality political science work produced both in Brazil and abroad, thus contributing to the exchange of ideas within the international political science community.

BPSR is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services: Scielo, International Political Science Abstracts, Latindex, Sumário de Revistas Brasileiras, Scielo Social Sciences, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and ProQuest. BPSR is also classified as quality A2 by CAPES.

The BPSR welcomes submissions of articles, ongoing research notes and review essays from political scientists and researchers from related disciplines. The scope of the journal is broad as it accepts submissions representing the entire range of political science research – theoretical or empirical, cross-national or focused on a single-country, quantitative or qualitative.

To submit, please send your manuscript to: [email protected]

For further information, visit the official website at www.bpsr.org

Submission Information:

[email protected]

2014 APSA Spotlight on Undergraduate Research


In honor of National Undergraduate Research Week, APSA recognizes excellent research conducted by political science undergraduates across the county. Please help APSA shine the spotlight on undergraduate research by submitting undergraduate political science research accomplishments on or before Friday, April 4, 2014!




Register Now: 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

August 28-31 | Washington, DC

Politics after the Digital Revolution


Join the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. to address the latest scholarship in political science. Program co-chairs Simon Jackman (Stanford University) and Melanie Manion (University of Wisconsin-Madison) invite proposals the 2014 Annual Meeting on the theme "Politics after the Digital Revolution."

Registration is now OPEN! To learn more about this year’s Annual Meeting, visit www.apsanet.org/2014.



Former APSA president, Margaret Levi, Accepts Appointment


Internationally accomplished political scientist Dr. Margaret Levi, former APSA president (2004-2005), will be the new director of the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Science at Standard (CASBS). Dr. Levi is the Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle and a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. As the new CASBS Director, Dr. Levi plans to "create a different kind of conversation" based on developing several major projects and research programs, increasing opportunities for collaboration and group-based work and moving CASBS’s mission ’beyond the traditional behavioral sciences.’ Dr. Levi’s accomplishments and experiences in leading organizations within the social and behavioral sciences will continue to expand and grow within the future of CASBS.

To learn more about Dr. Margaret Levi, click here. Also visit CABS at Standford University for further information.




Ira Katznelson, former APSA president, Awarded 2014 Brancroft Prize


Former APSA president (2005-2006), Ira Katznelson, is an awardee of the 2014 Bancroft Prize for his book "Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time" (2013). Today, Katznelson is Columbia University’s Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, and president of the Social Science Research Council. His books also include "Liberal Beginnings: A Republic for the Moderns" (2008; co-authored with Andreas Kalyvas), "When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America" (2005), and several others. Katznelson will receive the award, along with Ari Kelman, Professor of History at the University of California, Davis, next month at the Bancroft Prize dinner, hosted by the Columbia History Department and University libraries.

For more information about the Bancroft Prize and the 2014 Winners, click here.




New Reports to the APSA Council from Publications and Publications Planning Committees


The APSA Committee on Publications report on the proposed Political Science Research e-journal has been published in the January 2014 issue of PS: Political Science & Politics. The Publications Planning Ad Hoc Committee also has their report to the council published in the January issue of the journal.

Publications Committee Report on e-Journal
Publications Planning Committee Report to Council



Engaging Global Scholarship Through Political Science


This free webinar on ways political science can engage in the global society. Panelists will share opportunities for international travel, study, and research in political science.

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Contribute to the Hanes Walton Career Fund


The Hanes Walton, Jr. Career Award fund supports a biennial award to recognize a political scientist whose lifetime of distinguished scholarship “has made significant contributions to our understanding of racial and ethnic politics and illuminates the conditions under which diversity and inter-group tolerance thrive in democratic societies."


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Africa Workshop Alumni Networking Grants

APSA offers a new grants program specifically for Africa Workshops alumni. With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, up to $30,000 will be available each year to support the professional development of Africa Workshop alumni, facilitate networking potential, and encourage collaboration among scholars and academic institutions across Africa.
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2013 Task Force Report: Negotiating Agreement in Politics

This report explores the problems of political negotiation in the United States, provides lessons from success stories in political negotiation, and offers practical advice for how diverse interests might overcome their narrow disagreements to negotiate win-win solutions.

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