International Political Science Association (IPSA)

Website: www.ipsa.org

The International Political Science Association (IPSA), founded under the auspices of United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1949, is an international scholarly association. Its objectives are to promote the advancement of political science through the collaboration of scholars in different parts of the world. It has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and with UNESCO.


International Political Science Review
International Political Science Review is the journal of the IPSA. The Review is committed to publishing material that makes a significant contribution to international political science. It seeks to meet the needs of political scientists throughout the world who are interested in studying political phenomena in the contemporary context of increasing international interdependance and global change.

IPSR reflects the aims and intellectual tradition the International Political Science Association: to foster the creation and dissemination of rigorous political inquiry free of subdisciplinary or other orthodoxy. IPSR publishes research on significant issues, topics, concepts, and/or methodologies in all fields of political and social science.

International Political Science Abstracts
Created in 1951, the International Political Science Abstracts provides non-evaluative abstracts of articles in the field of political science published in journals (and yearbooks) all over the world. The scope of the discipline is that of the major political science journals. The divisions under which articles are listed according to the alphabetical order of first authors are those of the detailed classification scheme of the "Political Science" section of the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, prepared by the British Library of Political and Economic Sciences (London School of Economics and Political Science).

International Encyclopedia of Political Science
With entries from leading scholars from around the world, the International Encyclopedia of Political Science presents a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, including theoretical foundations, and it features empirical findings from across the globe. The eight volumes cover all the main subdisciplines of political science in detail, including comparative politics, epistemology, political economy, political sociology, and international relations.

Participation is the Bulletin of the International Political Science Association. Publication began in the spring of 1977 as an initiative of the IPSA Secretariat and was carried forward by Secretary General John Coakley and then Secretary General Guy Lachapelle. For many years it was the primary mechanism for internal communications within IPSA. It carried articles in three different categories: IPSA events and related news from the Executive; news from national political science associations; and news from the Research Committees, which carry out much of IPSA's scholarly work.
In 2010 the IPSA Executive decided that because much of the information that had previously been provided through Participation could now be provided through the monthly e-Newsletter and through the IPSA website, the functions of Participation could evolve in a new direction. While this is still at a trial stage to test membership reaction, the aim is to feature political science perspectives on political developments in different parts of the world. The October 2010 issue was the first to contain some articles of this kind, along with more traditional content about IPSA, national associations and Research Committees.

IPSA Portal
IPSAportal is the portal of the International Political Science Association and an official online IPSA publication. Hundreds of useful, rich and qualitatively outstanding websites for political science are selected, rewieved and evaluated by IPSA in order to provide scholars and students of the discipline worldwide an useful tool for online research. Among others, crucial information about the nature, quantity and retrievability of the content, the easiness of access and use and the fee policy of each site are provided.

Each month, the IPSA Newsletter brings you the latest news about political science. To subscribe to the Newsletter, simply send an email to [email protected], with "subscribe" in the subject line of the email.

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